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Animation draws international film practitioners to Brisbane

Brisbane will host the Asian Animation Summit from 22-24 November as part of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF).

The Asian Animation Summit, supported by Screen Queensland in a collaboration with Brisbane Marketing, is expected to attract 200 film practitioners with opportunities for Queensland and Australian animation producers to pitch their series to the world.

The summit attracts producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in the Asia Pacific as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond. During the event, 24 new audio-visual projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific looking for financing and partners will be presented.

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said hosting the Asian Animation Summit would help to position the state as a leader in innovative screen content production.

“The Asian Animation Summit facilitates the co-production of Asian-region animation projects for television, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services and the internet,” Ms Vieira said.

The Summit will be joined in Brisbane by another film industry event - the CILECT (The International Association of Film and Television Schools) Congress, which will bring together audio-visual education institution representatives from around the world.

The conferences will together attract 400 delegates to Brisbane and, along with APSA’s international guests, will bring more than 500 international film practitioners to Brisbane for the awards.

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Image: Fanshaw and Crudnut, courtesy Asian Animation Summit