Entries open for Animation Super Pitch 2002

Announcing entries open, Asia Animation Super Pitch 2002 has said that for the first time in the region animation content creators will get a chance to reach a panel of at least 10 commissioning editors and broadcasters at the same time this year.

Organised by Asia Image and Canada's BANFF Television Festival, the session will be moderated by industry veteran Pat Ferns. Five finalists will be given five minutes to pitch their best ideas to the panel of commissioning editors and broadcasters; each pitch will be followed by a five-minute Q&A session. The winning pitch will receive a cash prize towards the programme's production.

Asia Animation Super Pitch is open to all animation studios and production houses whose primary base is in any of the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, North Korea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Only official Asia Image/BANFF Television Festival entry forms will be accepted. An entry fee of $100 entitles three entries but separate forms must be used for each entry. A single entry costs $50.

The last date for receiving entries is 31 October. A pre-selection process will take place between November 1-5 and finalists will be contacted by 15 November.

Those selected must be prepared to pitch projects in person at Asia Animation 2002 on the morning of 5 December, Thursday at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort in Singapore. Projects must be pitched in English. All presenters of shortlisted pitches will be offered two complimentary passes, worth $600, to Asia Animation 2002

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