Due to travel restrictions and health and safety issues related to Covid-19, AAS 2020 will now be held as a virtual event, taking place online from 16 November to 4 December.
The Asian Animation Summit’s regional partners are in the process of selecting the most promising projects from their regions that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners. Event delegates will be able to watch along in real time as these projects are presented to panels of kids programming buyers, who will ask questions and provide insightful feedback in a live webinar format. Project presentations will be scheduled in morning and late evening time slots (EST) over three weeks. Because time zones and scheduling conflicts at home and work may prevent delegates from tuning in live, the sessions will also be recorded and made available for two weeks of catch-up viewing online.
“We are excited about the new opportunity this virtual AAS format creates to invite many more leading broadcasters to participate in the event than is usually possible,” says Kidscreen VP and publisher Jocelyn Christie. “And without the challenges of travel to consider—the costs, and time away from work and home – we are hoping that more attendees will be able to take part in the event virtually this year and discover some great new content from Asia-Pacific.”
Kidscreen’s intention is to return to a live AAS event format in 2021, and the regional partners remain committed to holding the event in Bali, Indonesia next year.
Registration for AAS Virtual 2020 is now open, and a $199 early-bird rate is in effect until Friday 30 October. More information about the event can be found online at www.asiananimationsummit.com.