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).

This is the platform to showcase and expose ideas for export to and development in all Chinese-speaking territories.

Open to all creators and producers from across the globe.

English scripts are accepted!

WINNERS

Online Drama Series 网络剧单元

《七天》
Yeoh Chooi Keen & Liew Mei Ying (Malaysia)

Online Movie 网络电影单元

《绑架案》
Sim Sookee and Tan Yoke Ching (Malaysia)

Chinese Scriptwriting Course

《茹茹的全家福》
Pang Mee Mee (Singapore)

FINALISTS

Online Drama Series 网络剧单元

《崖上昙花》
Jasmine Teo Wen Xin (Singapore)

《七天》
Yeoh Chooi Keen & Liew Mei Ying (Malaysia)

《月芽郊》
Genteel Creations International Co (Taiwan)

Online Movie 网络电影单元

《绑架案》
Sim Sookee and Tan Yoke Ching (Malaysia)

《鸟》
Wong Poh Yin (Malaysia)

《双亲伤爱》
Tsang Kai Ming & Lai Yan Yi (Hong Kong)

Chinese Scriptwriting Course

《眨眼间》
Chow Kah Meng (Singapore)

《茹茹的全家福》
Pang Mee Mee (Singapore)

《亲爱的魔镜先生》
Soh San San (Singapore)

THEATRICAL/ ONLINE MOVIE PITCH

ONLINE DRAMA SERIES PITCH

Win S$3,500

With the potential to get your script bought for S$15,000!

* English entries will be translated into Chinese, as all finished production is targeted at Chinese-speaking territories globally. Please read the Rules & Regulations / FAQ on further information regarding language matters.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for entries opens online: 28 July 2020

Deadline for treatment submission (Round 1): 9 October 2020

Announcement of Semi-Finalists: 23 October 2020

Deadline for Semi-Finalists to submit Full Script*: 7 November 2020 (English script) / 14 November 2020 (Chinese script)

Announcement of finalists: 1 December 2020

Final Live Pitch: 7 December 2020 

DEFINITIONS

  • Logline (Max 30 Words)
    A brief (usually one-sentence) summary of a programme / film that states the central conflict of the story, often providing both a synopsis of the story's plot.
  • Synopsis (Max 500 Words)
    A brief summary of the major points of a subject or written work or story.
  • Treatment (Max 5000 Words)
    A piece of prose, typically the step between scene cards (index cards) and the first draft of a screenplay for a motion picture, programme or radio play. It is generally longer and more detailed than an outline (or one-page synopsis), and it may include details of directorial style that an outline omits.
  • Character breakdown
    A detailed analysis of the character development in the work or play, ranging from the character functions, emotions to their backgrounds.
  • Detailed budget
    A realistic approach to shooting budget from pre-production to post-production.
  • Target audience
    The intended audience or viewers for a certain work / programme.

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TIPS TO WIN

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Guo Jing Yu, Group CEO, G.H.Y Culture & Media

Part 1
What has been the biggest success tips you can share in terms of creativity that cuts cross borders and culture?

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Guo Jing Yu, Group CEO, G.H.Y Culture & Media

Part 2
What kind of drama plots are perennial successes and how many new concepts have succeeded in China?

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Guo Jing Yu, Group CEO, G.H.Y Culture & Media

Part 3
What have been China's most successful online movies in your opinion and why do you think they succeeded? Is timing just as important as ideas and creativity?

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