Animation Lab & Pitch 2023

A Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere

A brand-new initiative for animation producers and projects from Asia and Europe, offering an insight into the animation markets, financing, and co-production possibilities between both continents.


2023 WINNER

People’s Choice Award

Something Great

Sumimasen Pte. Ltd.
SINGAPORE

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline: Sep 15, 2023 (EXTENDED)

Selections: From Oct 8, 2023 onwards

Online Workshop: Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2023

Onsite Workshop: Dec 6, 2023

Onstage Pitch: Dec 7, 2023

Onsite 1-on-1 Meetings: Dec 7, 2023

ATF Market: Dec 6—8, 2023

 

FINALISTS

Brian
 

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Whatube Studios
TAIWAN

Chill Out, Girl!
 

PRODUCTION COMPANY
BCH Entertainment
INDONESIA

Ella Arcangel:
Ballad of Tooth and Claw

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Twenty Manila (Ludritz Ventures, Inc.) 
PHILIPPINES

Moss

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Imagic TV
SPAIN

Republic of Cats  Vanishing Utopia

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Jet Set Go
JAPAN

Something Great

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Sumimasen Pte. Ltd.
SINGAPORE

Trouble Magnet

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Fabian&Fred
GERMANY

Twice Upon a Time

PRODUCTION COMPANY
To Blink Animation
SERBIA

Tytus Romek & A’Tomek

PRODUCTION COMPANY
EGoFILM
POLAND

DECISION MAKERS

Michael Lim
Director 
Animation Nation

Jean-Baptiste Babin
Head of Productions 
Backup Media

Christoph Hahnheiser 
CEO & Founder 
Black Forest Films

Josune Hahnheiser 
Producer 
Black Forest Films

Kanji Kazahaya 
President & CEO
Culture Connect Co., Ltd.

Bennett Pozil
Executive Vice President,
Head of Corporate Banking
East West Bank

Chrystel Poncet 
Founder
MaGic C

Samir Sarkar
Award-Winning Film Producer 
Magic Hour Films

Sophia Yen
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Rachel Ng
Assistant Lead,
Content Commissioning

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Katarzyna Siniarska
Sales Agent & Producer
New Europe Film Sales

Raul Garcia
Producer
R&R Communications Inc.

Ervin Han 
CEO & Executive Producer
Robot Playground Media

Fumie Suzuki Lancaster 
Director of International Sales & Marketing
& Producer
SC Films International Ltd.

Takafumi Yuki
Producer
Throne Inc. 

Derek Wong
Head of Originals—SEA & MEA
Viu

Jean-François Le Corre
Founder
Vivement Lundi !

Emilie Pasquet 
VP Distribution & Co Production
Wonderworld.Fun, LLC

Anna Glowik
Creative Filmography

Bonnie Williams 
Pitch & Public Speaking Coach / Consultant 

Leslie Lee
Media Practitioner & Consultant

What is ATF x TTB ANIMATION LAB & PITCH?

The Animation Lab & Pitch brings together selected producers with animation projects from Asia and Europe, offering an insight into the animation markets, financing, and co-production possibilities in both continents.

An intensive online prep session in autumn segueing to a second onsite lab, an open pitch, and further onsite activities with renowned industry decision-makers in December, the aim of the training is to prepare the participants for the market launch and pitch of their projects. Onsite events will take place at the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) in Singapore on Dec 6—8, 2023.

TARGET GROUP

We will select 8—10 selected animation projects (4—5 each from Asia-Pacific* countries/regions and Europe*). Accepted formats include feature-length animated films, as well as TV formats (series or mini-series) and short films in development or financing stage. Preference will be given to projects with great creative potential, exciting visuals, interest and potential for co-production, and potential for travel across borders and continents. The programme is not open to pre-school content. Preference will be given to animation for youth, families, and adults.


Please contact RX Global – [email protected] – to enquire about the countries/regions currently listed in compliance with the Economic & Trade Sanctions Policy.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Full Programme

*subject to change

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The deadline is Sep 15, 2023 (EXTENDED).

There is no submission/ participation fee.

The application must be submitted by the producer who holds the majority rights.

All the documents, including treatment and script, must be in ENGLISH.

All selected participants should cover their travel and accommodation to Singapore during the ATF market.

Talks are ongoing with European and Asian national/regional funds and promotion agencies in order to fully cover the costs of the participants from the respective countries/regions. Please contact us for further information.

In addition, a limited number of partial travel & accommodation scholarships are available, with priority given to applicants from countries/regions not providing any scholarships for this kind of activities, or participants in any other proven situation in need of financial support.

Each selected projects will receive up to 2 all-access passes to ATF.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced from Oct onwards.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The application must be submitted by the producer who holds the majority rights. Incomplete submissions will not be evaluated.

In the online Pitch Entry Form, you will be requested with the following information below:

  • Short biography of Producer, Director, Scriptwriter (80—170 words each)
  • Producer’s Previous Training Experience — Letter of motivation to participate in the training and ATF market in Singapore (500—1000 words)

**Please explain specifically:

1.   How your project and company could benefit from this program,

2.   Why you believe that the ATF in Singapore is the right place to present your project,

3.   What you believe are the strengths of your project in terms of co-production potential (also in terms of possible division of work and sharing of Heads of Departments)

** Please indicate the exact stage of your project at this moment and what you are looking for.

  • Project Title
  • Project Logline (80—100 words)
  • Project Synopsis (140—250 words)
  • Link to view teaser/trailer/animation test (if available)
  • Link to view visual material
  • Short presentation of your production company (70—130 words)
  • Full list of company’s productions clearly marking which projects are in development, pre-production, production or released and what was the applicant's role in those projects (.doc or .pdf file, max upload size 10MB)
  • Production company logo (.pdf file with your logo in vector format, max upload size 10MB)
  • Treatment—up to 10 pages (if available, .doc or .pdf file, max upload size 10MB)

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Accepted formats include feature-length animated films, TV formats (series or mini-series) & short films in the development or financing stage.
  2. Preference will be given to projects with greater creative potential, exciting visuals, interest & potential for co-production.
  3. Preference will be given to projects with capacity for travel across borders & continents.
  4. This program is not open to pre-school content, with inclination towards animation for youth, families, and adults.

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