The Asian Animation Summit 2013 is set to take place from December 9 to 11 in Phuket, Thailand. The venue is a five-star hotel resort on Karon Beach, to be announced shortly, and attendees will be able to reserve accommodations there using a promo code to access preferred rates.
The Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is an annual event designed to showcase Asia's strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners, and to stimulate co-production and co-financing of animation in the region. Participants will spend three days attending presentations of new children's TV series concepts (and some film concepts) from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and additional Asian regions to be announced. Presentations will be given by the projects' creators and producers, with assistance from high-profile mentors from the animation industry. There will also be plenty of time built into the schedule for meetings and casual networking, making it easy for attendees to follow up immediately on the projects they like most. AAS is neither a conference nor a market, but rather an event that aims to facilitate international financing and co-production connections for projects from the region.
An initiative of Australia's ABC TV and Screen Australia, Korea's KOCCA and Malaysia's MDeC, the Asian Animation Summit is owned and produced by Kidscreen, and supported by Singapore's MDA. Each of these countries' screen agencies will provide financial support for producers whose projects are selected to join the Summit's presentation program. The inaugural Asian Animation Summit attracted nearly 300 attendees to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2012, and the organizing partners are anticipating at least 350 delegates will take part this year. The event is designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with Asian partners, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from Asia and elsewhere.