Singapore – The Singapore Media Festival, one of Asia’s leading international media events, kicked off with a stellar showing of industry heavyweights at its launch in Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum. The 3rd edition of the festival looks forward to welcoming some 20,000 thought-leaders and key players in the various aspects of media and content production community and members of the public from Singapore and around the world in the next 17 festival days.
In addition to celebrating the best of Asian storytelling, the festival will create new content creation opportunities while also focusing on nurturing a new generation of Asian storytellers that is capable of telling compelling stories across various genres and platforms. A particular spotlight will also be placed on the rapid convergence of media and technology in propelling the industry forward in an increasingly digitised world.
In line with this, SMF announced a partnership between IMDA with home-grown online video sharing platform, Viddsee, for a sustained channel dedicated to Singapore stories that highlight the diversity of Singapore’s culture and stories to a global audience. IMDA also announced a collaboration with Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) to develop and present 10 digital Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) programmes across different genres, to be rolled out through SPH’s Digital Content Network and social media channels.
The third edition of Southeast Asia’s leading international media festival will bring back established events including the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Asian Television Awards (ATA), Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), and ScreenSingapore (SS). SMF 2016 will also welcome two new associate events, CASBAA Spotlight Series: Emerging Southeast Asian Markets and ciNE65 by Nexus.
The Singapore Media Festival is hosted by the IMDA, and comprises events organised by Reed Exhibitions, Contineo Media, SGIFF Ltd. and other partners. It runs from 23 November to 9 December 2016 and brings together established events including the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Asian Television Awards (ATA), Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), and ScreenSingapore (SS). SMF 2016 will also welcome two new associate events, CASBAA Spotlight Series: Emerging South-east Asian Markets and ciNE65 by Nexus.