It is anticipated that roughly 250 attendees will take part in AAS 2019. Over the course of the three-day event, up to 30 projects from Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, China, New Zealand and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners will be presented.
And new this year is a Co-Development Initiative to help earlier-stage projects take their next creative steps more successfully. Day one and two at AAS 2019 will kick off with a curated series of these short presentations featuring projects looking for like-minded development partners in the region.
Roughly 50% of projects that debuted at past AAS events have since gone into production, including such well-known series as Bluey (2017), Balloon Barnyard (2014), KuuKuu Harajuku (2013), Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Oddbods (2012) and Origanimals (2012). A full 88% of producers who have presented projects at AAS report that they met critical broadcast and financing partners at the event. And 95% of them said attending AAS has helped them establish important relationships with international producers.
AAS is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with generous support from hosting partner KOCCA (Korea);and presenting and supporting partners BEKRAF (Indonesia), MDEC (Malaysia), Create NSW and Screen Queensland (Australia), DITP (Thailand), ASIFA China and Create Wellington (New Zealand).