This December, the Asia Television Form & Market and ScreenSingapore will see companies from 60 countries, including 30 first-time companies. The Singapore Pavilion will feature more than 70 film, television and animation companies with over 600 hours of content to offer.
At a press conference at Marina Bay Sands on November 25, 2013, Yeo Chun Cheng, Assistant CEO (Industry), Media Development Authority, said: “There is no lack of money for Singapore films these days, and lots of financiers are interested in Singapore.”
Yeo Chun Cheng, Assistant CEO (Industry), MDA
“In the last few years, we have realised that we have enough talent, and the strategy for us is really giving them the opportunity to create and showcase their work. ScreenSingapore and ATF are one of the platforms that the industry has to showcase our content to the world, and we’re quite pleased with the development.”
18 made-by-Singapore films are also set to be released locally and regionally from 2014, including regional collaborations with Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
At ATF 2013, Singapore-made TV content will receive dedicated attention, with sessions for local producers to meet international trade investors looking to finance Singapore TV content.
In addition, the ASEAN Film Festival will offer free public screenings of award-winning titles from eight ASEAN countries, including Ilo Ilo, winner of the Best Film at the 50th Golden Horse Awards and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.