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Asian TV Forum & Market – Call for Projects 2020

atf2020callThe Asian TV Forum & Market is accepting projects for their pitching sessions and project market; The ATF Chinese Pitch (until September 28th), ATF Animation Pitch , ATF Formats Pitch ; and the SAFF Project Market (until September 30th). Here you will find more information about their Call for Projects.

About the Asian TV Forum & Market (ATF):
ATF is a global content market located in the heart of the dynamic Asia Pacific, bridges the world with a region exploding with opportunities for co-production, financing and content acquisition. In 2019, an estimated US$337 million worth of deals were discussed at the ATF.

The ATF Chinese Pitch:

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ATF Chinese Pitch 2020 is the premier Asian pitching competition for creators and producers of innovative concepts for new and original scripts for the development of a theatrical/online movie (Pitch 1), and an online drama series (Pitch 2).

– Open to all creators and producers across the globe to present their new and original scripts for the production of a theatrical/online movie and/or an online drama series. Entries should not have been commissioned or broadcast on any other platforms yet and for which the worldwide rights are still available.
– The working language will be Chinese (Simplified). English entries will be translated into Chinese, as all finished production is targeted at Chinese-speaking territories globally.
– Applicants shall submit all required pitch materials to present their new script concepts.
– Pitch Entries must not contain third party copyrighted materials, images or music without the applicant first obtaining all necessary licenses, clearances, releases and/or permissions.
– Correct entry information is the responsibility of the applicant.
– The winner will get S$ 3,500 ($ 2,500 USD) with the potential to get the script bought for S$ 15,000 ($11,000 USD).

Important dates:
– Deadline for treatment submission (Round 1): September 28th, 2020
– Announcement of Semi-Finals: October 6th, 2020
– Deadline for Semi-Finalists to submit Full Script: October 31st, 2020 (English script) – November 7th, 2020 (Chinese script)
– Announcement of Finalists: November 16th, 2020
– Pitch Rehearsal meeting for finalists: December 1st, 2020
– Final Live Pitch: December 2nd, 2020

The FULL Rules and Regulations can be found here: https://www.asiatvforum.com/en-us/pitches-and-programme/pitches/atf-chinese-pitch/terms-and-conditions.html

ATF Animation Pitch:

Animation Pitch
The ATF Animation Pitch is the premier pitching competition for individuals, students and small to medium sized companies with new & innovative concepts in animation, targeting kids. This is a platform that showcases Asian originality, and exposes ideas for export and development within and outside of the region.

– Open to all creators and producers across Asia Pacific (under the banner of a company or otherwise) to present their new and original animation concept/ work. Entries should not have been commissioned or released on linear television or non-linear television yet and for which the worldwide rights are still available.
– The working language is English.
– The ATF Animation Pitch 2020 is open to all creators and producers across Asia Pacific (under the banner of a company or otherwise) to present their new and original animation concept/ work.
– Adaptations of books, plays, games or any other source material written by another author are not eligible under any circumstances. A script that you have adapted from individual’s own book, play, or other source material is eligible if the applicants have retained all IP rights to the property.
– Pitch Entries must not contain third party copyrighted materials, images or music without the applicant first obtaining all necessary licenses, clearances, releases and/or permissions.
– Correct entry information is the responsibility of the applicant.
– The winner will receive a S$ 3,500 ($ 2,500 USD) cash award.

Important dates:
Deadline for Entries: September 30th, 2020
Announcement of Finalists: November 1st, 2020
Finalists pitching: December 3rd, 2020

The FULL Rules and Regulations can be found here: https://www.asiatvforum.com/en-us/pitches-and-programme/pitches/atf-animation-pitch.html

ATF Formats Pitch

Formats Pitch
The ATF Formats Pitch is the premier formats pitching competition for creators and producers of new and original, unscripted (non-fiction) entertainment formats. This is a platform to flaunt the best of Asia and expose ideas for development and export within the region, and the world.

– The ATF Formats Pitch 2020 is open to all creators and producers from Asia Pacific (under the banner of a company or otherwise) to present their new and original, non-scripted entertainment formats. Entries should not have been commissioned or broadcast on linear television or non-linear television yet and for which the worldwide formats rights are still available.
– The working language is English.
– Applicants should be of a minimum age of 16 and above. Applicants travelling to Singapore for the live pitch if selected as a finalist, may need to meet the 18-year age requirement without a parent/guardian.
– Correct entry information is the responsibility of the applicant.
– The winner will receive a S$ 3,500 ($ 2,500 USD) cash award to develop the idea.

Important dates:
Deadline for entries: September 30th, 2020
Announcement of finalists: November 1st, 2020
Finalists pitching: December 3rd, 2020

The FULL Rules and Regulations can be found here: https://www.asiatvforum.com/en-us/pitches-and-programme/pitches/atf-formats-pitch.html

SAFF Project Market

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The Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum (“SAFF”) is an annual summit that brings together the best feature film concepts from Asia and Europe, to meet with international co-producing partners, festival programmers, distributors, commissioners, and financiers. Up to 15 projects will be selected by a panel to be featured at the SAFF Project Market.

– The Forum accepts fiction, documentary, animation projects with a minimum length of 70 minutes.
– Applicant can be the project’s writer, director, or producer.
While this is open to international applicants, all projects submitted must contain a Southeast Asian element in one or more of the following significant creative roles, producer, director and/or writer, shooting or post-production location of project, overall thematic thrust of the project.
– Screenplay not required, just a treatment (3-5 pages).
– Each producer may submit only up to 5 projects.

Important dates:
Project submission closes: September 30th, 2020
Announcement of the shortlisted project: October 12th, 2020
Prize give-away to the top 5 Projects: December 4th, 2020

The FULL Rules and Regulations can be found here: https://www.asiatvforum.com/en-us/screensingapore/saff-project-market.html

We remind readers that the Asian TV Forum & Market will take place from December 1st – 4th (2020) in Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore.

To see other Call for Entries please go to our section “Call for Entries

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