Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and EAVE Ties That Bind (TTB) have joined forces to launch the first edition of the ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch, a new initiative targeting producers with (young adult) animated projects from Asia and Europe with the potential and desire to explore new financing and co-production opportunities, new markets, and new audiences in both continents.
ATF already received over 110 from 28 different countries/regions, the Animation Lab selection committee – featuring Justin Deimen (108 Media/SAVVA, SG), Juraj Krasnohorsky (Artichoke/CEE Animation, SK), Kanji Kazahaya (Culture Connect Co., JP) and Matija Sturm (CEE Animation Workshop, SI) – have announced the final line-up of 9 projects in development coming from 4 European and 5 Asian countries/regions.
The ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch will take place over 2 separate programmes offering comprehensive knowledge of the European and Asian animation industries and markets. The participants will benefit from high-level development under the guidance of top-notch experts from both continents and have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of key decision makers during the upcoming edition of the Asia TV Forum & Market in Singapore.
The first online programme kicked last October 30—November 3, 2023- The Lab curator Juraj Krasnohorsky (Artichoke/CEE Animation, SK), who has put together a team of leading industry professionals.
The second on-site programme will take place from December 6—8, 2023 within the frame of ATF in Singapore, and it will feature experts’ lectures, individual consultancies, a pitching component and a series of prearranged one-to-one meetings between selected teams and decision makers & financiers.
The selected projects are Brian from Whatube Studios (Taiwan); Chill Out, Girl from BCH Entertainment of Indonesia; Ella Arcangel: Ballad of Tooth and Claw from Twenty Manila/Ludritz Ventures from the Philippines; Moss from Imagic TV in Spain; Republic of Cats—Vanishing Utopia from Jet Set Go of Japan; Something Great from Sumimasen of Singapore; Trouble Magnet from Fabian&Fred in Germany; Twice Upon a Time from To Blink Animation in Serbia; and Tytus Romek & A’Tomek from EGoFILM of Poland.
All participants will have individual consultations with four experts who will revise their project packages (Le Corre and Kanji Kazahaya) and their financing strategies (Jean-Baptiste Babin of Backup Media and Deimen).
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