Inaugural ATF x TTB Animation LAB & Pitch Begins
ATF 2023 will have an animation lab and pitch to explore financing and co-production opportunities.
Ahead of Asia’s biggest entertainment content market from 6 to 8 December in Singapore, ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch, a collaboration between Asian TV Forum & Market (ATF) and EAVE Ties That Bind (TTB) debuts.
The partnership brings together producers with projects from Asia and Europe with the potential and desire to explore new financing and co-production openings, new markets, and new audiences in both continents.
The 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 five-day 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.
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.
“We are thrilled to launch ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch together with our partners the Asia TV Forum & Market. The focus on animation will allow to open new opportunities of cooperation in the burgeoning animation sector and is the perfect addition to our existing training offer at TIES THAT BIND,” said Kristina Trapp, CEO of the Luxembourg-based European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE).
“It gives ATF great pleasure to continue the strategic relationship with TTB, having had a highly collaborative experience over the years curating business opportunities for various projects. Together with our industry partners, we look forward to developing facets within the ecosystem that will continue to benefit the creation of good content,” added Yeow Hui Leng, Group Project Director, RX Singapore.