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WELCOME MESSAGE Dear Industry Friends, Last December, we celebrated ATF’s 20th anniversary with a big bang at the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. What a difference a year makes. 2020 has brought with it a series of twists and turns that could probably win an award as best TV drama. The 21st edition of ATF will be a milestone edition that underlines its coming of age in a new era. It will be its first digital edition, based on a platform powered by AI-algorithm that serves attendees’ recommendations best matched to their profiles. The Opening Ceremony will be streamed live at the new stateof-the-art Hybrid Broadcast Studio at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. ATF Online+ aspires to bring the World to Asia – virtually, via a market and directory that connect sellers and buyers, speakers in conference, and producers via content showcases that present the latest and best-in-class programs. These are further enriched by ATF’s speed-dating initiative and matchmaking events that facilitate live interactions. We are expecting attendees from 52 countries and regions, including participation from 15 official pavilions, across 4 live event days and subsequent 2 months of ondemand access until 28 February 2021. The new format unleased this year will set the stage for a refreshed and futureready ATF. The mode of delivery may be different this year, but the passion and commitment from my team remains steadfast. So, please do give us your feedback on the new platform; we appreciate hearing from you. On behalf of the ATF team, I would like to thank all our industry partners and friends for your support. We look forward to your active participation. See you online, this December! Yeow Hui Leng Group Project Director, Asia TV Forum & Market Reed Exhibitions

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PRELUDE 2021

MORNINGS with Industry Leaders December 1—4 @ 10.30am–12: 30pm

An assembly of decision makers, holding sessions for the media, telecoms & entertainment industry in the realm of content connectivity, commerce & beyond.

LUNCHTIME Buying A distinctive segment focusing on new insights on buying strategies today. Understand certainties, and get to know vital buyers, as they engage in real speak.

EVENTS @ A GLANCE

December 1—4 @ 2pm—5pm

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WELCOME Message

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Highlights

December 1—4 @ 12: 30pm—2pm

COFFEE HOUR Content Showcase

CONTENTS

FE SCR ATURE E D Full ENING Epis S Ava ode ilab s le! (via AT

Scre F’s Libr ening ary)

Presenting a spread of scripted and unscripted formats open for contracts by top sellers. This series will stage fresh entertainment content and industry updates.

Production AFTERNOONS December 1—4 @ 3.30pm—5pm

Format experts to creative leaders and decision makers will address real issues and present user cases to advance production capabilities in the industry.

Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum December 1—4 @ 5pm—5.30pm Southeast Asian Partnerships in Media: Content, Connectivity & Capability

Speed Dating Sessions

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SPEED Daters

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In Development @ ATF (TV & FILM Incentives)

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Highlights

28 EXCLUSIVES

From Industry Analysts

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BUYERS Want?

32 FEATURES 44 Products

(PRE-SALES)

46 Products (NEW IPs) An Event of

Hosted by

A sure-fire way of securing 10-minute conversations with potential partners you might otherwise never meet. These closed-door sessions with co-producers &/or commissioners further facilitate business possibilities in the industry.

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SAFF Project Market Speed Dating Sessions

EDITORIAL & PRODUCTION TEAM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Lulu Mendoza WRITERS Priscilla Hendriks, Suhaimi Saini CONFERENCE WRITER Serene Ong DESIGNER Shellen Teh PHOTOGRAPHER Hairol Salim PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP PROJECT DIRECTOR Yeow Hui Leng SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Joyce Chua PROJECT COORDINATOR Amanda Koh BUYERS RELATIONSHIP MANAGER Lim Li Min EXHIBITORS & PARTICIPANTS SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER Phua Meenyi ATF CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lulu Mendoza PRODUCER ASSISTANT Chua Jia Yin MARKETING MARKETING MANAGER Hairol Salim MARKETING EXECUTIVE Priscilla Hendriks OPERATIONS OPERATION EXECUTIVE Felicia Wong



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NEW BUYERS W H AT D O B U Y E R S WA N T?

Looking for Dramas & Formats, with Co-Production in Mind Channel K is a digital free-to-air entertainment channel headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar. It offers content targeting the 12—40-year-old demographic. The company soft-launched its channel in November 2018, and officially made its debut in April the following year.

Speaking with Khin Nitar Htun, Deputy Chief Executive officer of KMA Telemedia Holdings Ltd, it was shared that with the company’s first appearance at ATF this year, they will be specifically looking to beef up their content in historical costume drama and modern drama for their TV channel, in addition to scouting for formats, all with exclusivity for Myanmar only. While matchmaking and gatherings are her preferred way to look and buy content at markets, Nitar is keen to tap into ATF’s digital platform to virtually meet with buyers, with the intention of venturing into co-productions as well.

Khin Nitar Htun Deputy Chief Executive Officer KMA Telemedia Holdings Ltd

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Looking for Quality Titles for SVOD Platform

Koko Xu Head of Acquisitions Virtual Cinema

Virtual Cinema, a new buyer at ATF this year, is looking to meet with global sellers and will be searching for mainly new genre titles in all languages for their SVOD platform, Pumpkin Film. They provide multi-terminal New Media distribution services for overseas films and TV series through the platform, which is a unique, vertically integrated app.

To date, the sort of content that has been most successful for them include genres such as action, crime, thriller, horror, war and sci-fi. In addressing the biggest challenges in buying content from markets globally, and from markets in Asia, Koko Xu, Head of Acquisitions at Virtual Cinema, noted that quality content is scarce, and bidding can be very competitive. Contracts-wise, they would generally be open to looking at agreements that include flat-fee and/or revenue-sharing terms.

W H AT D O B U Y E R S WA N T?

FTA & Digital: Looking to Buy Music Concerts, Reality, Game & Quiz Shows, Animation, Formats “At this moment, we are interested to work on co-productions or partnerships.,” said Nafi Azhari of NET Televisi Masa Kini, which boasts a multiplatform concept enabling viewers to access broadcasts anytime and anywhere. 06

Nafi is looking to acquire a wider range of content, spanning from music concerts, reality, game and quiz shows, to animation and formats for entertainment. However, sourcing for certain types content also has its own set of challenges. “We find that music rights and clearances pose a challenge when buying content. So does the format and file specifications of the content, which might differ for each title and partner.” He has interest in participating in online matchmakings to acquire new content with exclusive rights for the FTA channel, and content for the digital platform.

Nafi Azhari Content Acquisition NET Televisi Masa Kini


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Enroute to Acquiring More Theatrical & VOD Content While movie theatres in mature markets are experiencing a fall in cinema attendance due to the race for eyeballs among the streaming giants, Cambodia’s market seems to be on the upswing. Established in 2011, Westec Media Limited (WML) is attending ATF for the first time and would ideally prefer to source and buy content via matchmaking services.

WML is Cambodia’s first movie distributor and partners with major production companies, such as The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, Universal Studios Inc and Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. While they are currently not planning on entering co-production territory, General Manger Phany Lao is looking for theatrical and VOD content, adding that exclusivity is required for theatrical content, while nonexclusivity works for VOD content. Phany Lao General Manager Westec Media Limited (WML)

W H AT D O B U Y E R S WA N T?

TrueID Philippines Hunts for Variety & Other NonScripted Titles TrueID Philippines, a content platform counterpart of TrueID in Thailand visits ATF for the first time this year in search for entertainment content, particularly variety and other non-scripted titles.

Tracee Lei Anne Alar Senior Content Acquisition Officer True Digital Group

capturing the Asian market, and see if it’s something that could be adapted for our target audience as well. For this year, we’re focused more on finding non-exclusive finished titles for the platform,” said Tracee. Ideally, she prefers matchmaking and attending online gatherings to check out possible titles to acquire. Localisation has been a challenge for the team, especially when working on a tight timeline. “There are titles that we want that don’t readily offer English subtitling, so we have to focus more on titles that already have it.”

“Our team also wants to discover what the emerging trends and titles are, that are

W H AT D O B U Y E R S WA N T?

On the Prowl for Kids & Family Live Action

New buyer at ATF, Victor Elizalde, did not mince his words in highlighting challenges when buying from markets globally and in Asia. “It’s trust from producers to take smaller minimum guarantees against a royalty. The old net model – where the distributor takes all the money and there is never any overage for the producer – is going away with many of those players either getting out of the 08

business or being forced to treat the producers fairly. It’s just taking Asian producers longer to get this concept because I think they were burned the most in the past years.” The company is on the prowl for kids and family live action, as well as animated content. The catch is, they have plans on working with companies that offer added value and that can actually deliver. “No more pre-buying from sales agents who are just gathering the financing on projects that never happen.” Ideally, face-to-face meetings or lunches in smaller groups are his preferred way of properly gauging what the producer needs in both long- and short-terms.

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LOOKING FOR DISTRIBUTORS IN THE ANIMATION SPACE Reesee Entertainment, a company in space of Kids IP creation / Distribution, Licensing & Toys are looking for specific profiles in distribution during ATF’s new initiative for its Online+ event this year. Representing the company will be its CEO, Ray Wang, and Cici Zheng, its Head of Content & Global Media. Ray Wang CEO Reesee Entertainment

Meeting Details: Dec 1 @ 12pm—1pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation Profiles Looking for: Distribution

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND AS MULTI-FACETED COMPANY EXPANDS As Financier, Producer, Buyer & Licensor, 108 Media is on the prowl for all sorts of talents to work with. At ATF Online+ 2020, man-in-charge Justin Deimen is hoping to meet profiles in Production, Post-Production, Financing, Distribution & Creatives, for all genres, but only those in the advanced stages of development.

Justin Deimen President 108 Media

Meeting Details: Dec 1 @ 12pm—1pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation / Format / Drama Profiles Looking for: Production / Post-Production / Financier / Distribution / Creatives

KIDS’ BUYER LOOKS FOR DISTRIBUTORS IN COMPLETED KIDS CONTENT Buyer Kidoodle.TV is looking for profiles in the realm of distribution during ATF’s Online+ Speed Dating initiative. In the genre of Animation, Brenda Bisner, its Chief Content Office is only looking for completed content.

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Brenda Bisner Chief Content Officer Kidoodle.TV (Owned by A Parent Media Co. INC.)

Meeting Details: Dec 2 @ 7pm—8pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation Profiles Looking for: Distribution


SPEED DATING IN SEARCH OF PRODUCTION & CREATIVE PROFILES IN ANIMATION Running in the distribution rights acquisition and coproductions space, Richard Rowe of WildBrain is looking to find new ideas – preferably with some finance attached – with a view to securing distribution rights. Meeting Details: Dec 1 @ 5pm—6pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation Profiles Looking for: Production / Creatives

Richard Rowe Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions WildBrain

COMMISSIONER LOOKS FOR PRODUCTION TO TITLES INDEVELOPMENT Commissioner and rights holder Tencent Video will be represented by its Producer who has joined the ATF Speed Dating Program, excited to talk to those who can offer potential products at every stage of development. Meeting Details: Dec 1 @ 3pm—4pm(Singapore time) Genre: Animation Profiles Looking for: Production / Distribution / Creatives / Titles In-Development

Qing Fan Producer Tencent Video

SINGAPORE’S MEDIACORP ON THE HUNT FOR DRAMAS Broadcaster and Production giant from Singapore is on the prowl, eager to chat with those who can offer production value, as well as financing and commissioning deals. Meeting Details: Dec 1 @ 3pm—4pm (Singapore time) Genre: Drama Profiles Looking for: Production / Financier / Commissioner Doreen Neo Chief Content Officer Mediacorp

Jesslyn Wong Vice President Mediacorp

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR FORMATS FOLKS AS CHINA’S BROADCASTER EXPLORES IDEAS Chelsea Yang International Content Co-Development Hunan TV

Hunan TV’s International Content Co-Development decision maker is at ATF to specifically look for entertainment formats and ideas, along with tech-driven formats or ideas. If you’re in the creative space in this genre, this broadcaster / content production company wants you. Meeting Details: Dec 2 @ 3pm—4pm (Singapore time) Genre: Format Profiles Looking for: Creatives

ALL THE WAY FROM ISRAEL IN SEARCH OF DRAMAS Production, Development, Sales, and Distribution company yes Studios have joined in ATF’s Speed Dating Program looking specifically for production folks in the realm of Drama. Meeting Details: Dec 1 @ 5pm—6pm (Singapore time) Genre: Drama Profiles Looking for: Production

Danna Stern Managing Director yes Studios & Maya Biton & Tal Amram yes Studios

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CALLING PROJECTS TO THE PHILIPPINES The film commission / film fund organisation, the Film Development Council of the Philippines are keen to find new ideas, preferably with some finance attached with a view to securing distribution rights across all genres. Meeting Details: Dec 2 @ 3pm—4pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation / Format / Drama / All Genres Profiles Looking for: Production / Post-Production / Creatives / Development

Agathe Vinson Consultant Film Development Council of the Philippines & Mil Alcain Lead Officer Film Philippines Incentives

TOP CHINESE PLATFORM HUNGRY FOR ANIMATION Online platform, buyer, and investor, iQIYI is looking for fresh and original content in the format of animation TV series for 2—8-year-olds to invest and develop. The areas are in adventure / fantasy / comedy, with bright / high saturated colours, top the list. Janet Zhang Associate Producer iQIYI Kids & Family &

Meeting Details: Dec 3 @ 3pm—4pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation Profiles Looking for: Production / Creatives

Lulu Zhao Head of Joy Studio iQIYI Kids & Family

ONLINE STREAMING & CONTENT PRODUCING PLATFORM LOOKING TO DEVELOP FOR KIDS iQIYI is looking for new animation projects that are in development stage, especially in the area of kids. They would like to meet with creatives, studios and production companies to see if there are any opportunities for collaboration. Meeting Details: Dec 2 @ 12pm—1pm (Singapore time) Genre: Animation / Format / Drama / All Genres Profiles Looking for: Production / Creatives

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TV & FILM INCENTIVES (PART I) Several countries around the world provide government aid for the development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution of film, documentary, television series, and other audiovisual works. Such “soft money” sources include cash rebates and grants, film funds and co-production funding. In general, the purpose of these film incentives is to develop, maintain and promote a country’s film industry, improve the attractiveness of the country as a location for filmmaking, promote the country’s culture, history and beauty, and improve the quality, attractiveness and thus the exploitation of supported films. In turn, the country attracts foreign capital and gains from increased economic activity and spend, since qualifying projects have to be filmed, in whole or in part, in the country and make use of the country’s vendors, crew and talent. We look at some financing incentives in major Asian regions for film and TV content makers, for both national and foreign film productions. COUNTRY

FUNDING BODIES / FILM COMMISSIONS

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Cyprus

Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency

Pre-production, production

35% Tax Credit/Rebate of eligible expenditures incurred in Cyprus

CRITERIA

EMAIL

• Feature films should have a minimum spending of USD221,000

TEL

info@ filmcyprus.com

WEBSITE https://film.investcyprus.org.cy/

• Feature film should have a minimum run-time duration of 60 minutes Georgia

Georgian Film Commission

Production

20-25% Rebate of eligible expenditures incurred in Georgia

• International and local productions must be registered as legal entities in Georgia

tbidzinashvili@ enterprise. gov.ge

+995 599 04 62 62

www.filmingeorgia.ge

info@gnfc.ge

+995 322 999 200

http://www.gnfc. ge/eng/

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

• At least 50% of the total production budget should be in place at the time of application Georgia

India (Jharkhand)

Georgian National Film Center (GNFC)

National Film Development Corp

Production, post-production

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to 60% of total production budget

• 30% of the creative crew must be Georgian citizens

Grant of up to 50% of the total production budget

• Projects must be in Jharkhandi languages

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

2.30pm for your shot of Korean animation!

Another Dalgona for the journey?

KOREAN ANIMATION SHOWCASE – SBA @ Dec 1

• At least 50% of the total production budget should be in place at the time of application

• Minimum time duration of documentary and feature film should be 30 minutes and 1 hour respectively

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

2.30pm for your shot of Korean animation!

More Dalgona, more Korean content?

KOREAN ANIMATION SHOWCASE GCA SESSION @ Dec 2

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National Film Development Corp

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to USD7,000 for film projects

• Films must be shot in the Chitranjali package scheme under Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC), Government of Kerala

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

India (Assam)

National Film Development Corp

Production

Cash grant up of to 25% of the Qualified Production Expenditure or USD139,000, whichever is less

• A minimum of 25% of the entire project should be shot in Assam

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

100% exemption from entertainment tax for Gujarati films

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

• Projects must have ffo@nfdcindia. maximum of four children’s com films including those which have won the State Government’s best children’s film awards

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

• At least 25% of cast & crew should be from Assam

India (Gujarat)

National Film Development Corp

India (Karnataka)

National Film Development Corp

Production, post-production

Subsidy of USD34,000 of total production budget

India (Maharashtra)

National Film Development Corp

Production

Concession/Rebate on filming charges at various Government-owned sites/locations

India (Odisha)

National Film Development Corp

India (Puducherry)

National Film Development Corp

Production

Filming fees reduced from USD70 to USD50 per day

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

India (Sikkim)

National Film Development Corp

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to USD28,000 per project

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

India (Uttar Pradesh)

National Film Development Corp

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to 50% of the total production budget

• Applicable to projects Awadhi, Braj, Bundeli and Bhojpuri films

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

India (Uttarakhand)

National Film Development Corp

Production, post-production

Subsidy of 30% or USD21,000, whichever is lesser, of total production budget

• 75% of the project must be filmed in Uttarakhand

ffo@nfdcindia. com

+91 11 24367338

https://ffo.gov.in/en

Exemption from entertainment tax

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

4pm Russian Time!

Time for The Raf and your dose of Russian content:

SPOTLIGHT ON MOSCOW ANIMATION @ Dec 3

• Applicable to all feature films produced fully or partly in Odisha

• Post-production must be done in Uttarakhand

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

4pm Russian Time!

More Raf, more Russian content:

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FUNDING BODIES / FILM COMMISSIONS

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Israel

Israel Film Fund

Production, post-production

40% - 80% rebate of total production budget

CRITERIA • Projects should have no less than 50% of the “below the line” spent in Israel

EMAIL

TEL

WEBSITE

info@filmfund. org.il

+972 3 5628180 http://intl.filmfund. org.il/

info@ cinemaproject. org.il

+972 3 5255020 http://www.cinemaproject.org.il/

• Projects should have no less than 70% of the budget allocated for salaries paid to Israeli crew and cast Israel

Israel Cinema Project Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to USD608,000 of total production budget

• International coproductions must involve a producer that is a resident of the State of Israel

Israel

Jerusalem Film Fund

60% cash rebate, up to USD2,800,000, of total production budget

• At least 50% of the planned jerusalemfilmfund filming days in Israel take @gmail.com place in Jerusalem

Production, post-production

+972 2 6250855 http://www.jerusalemfilmfund.com

• At least 80% of the production budget is secured and originates abroad, obtaining necessary approval and confirmation Japan

Sapporo Film Commission

Production

Subsidy to cover 1/3 of production expenses in Sapporo, up to USD27,000

• Grants must be applied through a production company based in Sapporo

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Ibaraki Film Commission

Production

Subsidy to cover 50% of production expenses in Ibaraki prefecture, up to USD92,000

• Projects must be set in or derived from Ibaraki prefecture.

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Chiba Prefecture Film Commission

Production

Subsidy to cover 50% of production expenses in Chiba prefecture, up to USD46,000

• Applicable to only films and TV shows released in Japan

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Kobe Film Office

Pre-production, production

Cover costs for roundtrip airfares and accommodation, for 3 persons for 3 nights each

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Okayama Prefecture Film Commission

Production

Support for expenses up to USD3,000 per production and up to USD1,000 per day incurred by schedule changes in filming due to bad weather

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Kitakyushu Film Commission

Pre-production, production

Covers costs for round-trip airfares and accommodation

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Saga Prefecture Film Commission

Pre-production, production

Subsidy to cover 50% of production expenses, up to USD46,000, for location scouting and production

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Usa Film Commission

Production

Subsidy to cover 50% of the costs, up to USD28,000, for location scouting fees

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

Japan

Kagoshima City

Production, post-production

Subsidy to cover 50% of production and promotion expenses, up to USD4,600 per project

jfc@japanfc.org

+81 3 6264 2042

http://www.japanfc. org/en/index.php

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Co-production

50% of production cost

• Applicant must be Japanese enterprises (e.g. TV Station, Production Company)

content.kaigai@ ml.soumu.go.jp

http://www.soumu. go.jp/english/index. html

• International coproduction with Japan (i.e. shooting in Japan) Jordan

The Royal Film Commission

Pre-production, production

25% of qualifying spending

• At least 50% of all dialogue, narration, voiceover and any form of communication within the project must be in Arabic

info@film.jo

+962 6 4642266

http://www.film.jo/

info@ arabculturefund. org

+961 1 218 901

https://www.arabculturefund.org/

fimi@finas.my

+603 4104 1300 http://www.filminmalaysia.com/

• At least 50% of the production must take place in Jordan Lebanon

Malaysia

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

Production, post-production

Up to 100% funding to certain projects depending on the AFAC board of trustees

• Film director must be Arab

Film In Malaysia Office

Production, post-production

30% cash rebate on all Qualifying Malaysian Production Expenditure

• Production costs should be a minimum of USD1,199,000 (inclusive of post-production)

• Projects must be completed within 2 years of signing the contract

• USD359,000 for postproduction activity only (for production inside Malaysia) Pakistan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Pre-production, production

Up to 70% rebate given to foreign film producers for travelling allowance and expenses

• Projects are produced in Pakistan

info@moib.gov.pk +92 00 92 51 9103557

http://www.moib. gov.pk/

Philippines

FilmPhilippines

Production

Support from 10% to 40% of qualified production costs, capped at USD192,000

• Co-productions with certified Philippines producer, production company or in partnership with a duly-registered Philippines line producer

filmphilippines@ fdcp.ph

+63 2 256-8331 105

http://www.filmphilippines.com/

+974 44200505

https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/

• Minimum production expenditure of USD157,000 Qatar

Doha Film Institute

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to 30% of total production budget

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

2pm Taiwan hits!

Grab a coffee (bubble tea?) for your 30-min fix & watch:

TAIWAN CONTENT SHOWCASE Dec 1 & Dec 2 @ 2pm!

• Projects must have a distinctive voice, cultural relevance and commercial viability with potential to resonate strongly with both Middle Eastern and international audiences whilst bridging global storytelling.

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE Just Japanese @ DEC 3!

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Singapore

Infocomm Media Development Authority

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to USD183,000 or 50%, whichever is lower, of the Qualifying Costs that are directly linked to the project, and contribute significantly to the production of the project.

CRITERIA • Project must have a Singaporean / Singapore PR Producer, another Producer of Southeast Asian nationality (excluding Singapore), and a Director of Southeast Asian nationality (excluding Singapore)

EMAIL

TEL

WEBSITE

SFC@imda.gov.sg

+65 6377 3800

https://www.imda. gov.sg/

kfcin@kfcin.or.kr

+82 32 710 0130

https://www.filmkorea.or.kr/eng/

+82 2 777 7184

http://english. seoulfc.or.kr/Main/

• Projects must be feature films of no less than 70 minutes South Korea

South Korea

Korea Film Commissions & Industry Network

Production, post-production

Seoul Film Commission

Production, post-production

25% cash rebate on foreign audio-visual works production expenditures incurred for goods and services in Korea

• Film duration must be more than 10 days

Up to 30% cash rebate or USD85,000 of the production costs, whichever is lesser

• Projects must be filmed nina@seoulfc. in Seoul with a minimum or.kr duration of 4 shooting days in Seoul

• Projects must have a local spending of more than USD1,700,000

• Projects must have a minimum run-time of 60 minutes South Korea

INCHEON FILM COMMISSION

Production, post-production

Support to cover the various expenses for a maximum of 30 days of the creator’s* stay in Incheon (Including accommodations, meals, transportation, purchase of materials, etc.) * filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters, etc.) who are currently working on visual media content

• Projects must feature Incheon as a setting or subject matter.

South Korea

Gangwon Film Commission

Production, post-production

10% rebate of production budget

• Projects must have a production budget of more than USD425,000

ifc@ifc.or.kr

+82 32 435 7172 http://www.ifc. or.kr/en/

+82 33 240 1376

http://www.gwfilm. kr/

• Projects must be filmed for a duration between 5 days and 14 days in Gangwon South Korea

Cheongju Film Commission

Production

Rebates of up to 50% of production budget spent locally

• Projects must have a film duration of more than 10 days in Cheongju

kfcin@kfcin.or.kr

+82 32 710 0130

https://www.filmkorea.or.kr/eng/

South Korea

Chungnam Film Commission

Production

Rebates of up to USD42,000 of production budget spent locally

• Projects must have a film duration of more than 5 days in Chungnam

cnfc@cnfc_co.kr

+82 41-6206409

https://www.cnfc. or.kr/

South Korea

Daejeon Film Commission

Production

Rebates of up to 30% of production budget spent locally

• Projects must have a distribution contract or pre-sale agreement

+82 42-4794173

http://www.djfc. co.kr/

+82 64-7277800

http://jejufc.or.kr/ jejufc/

• Projects must have a film duration of minimum of 7 shooting days in Daejeon South Korea

Jeju Film Commission

Production

Rebates of up to 30% of production budget spent locally

• Projects must have a film duration of more than 5 days in Jeju • Projects must have over USD8,000 expenses incurred within Jeju

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Thailand Film Office

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to 15% of submitted and approved production budget

• Project must have more film@ than USD1,600,000 thailandfilmoffice. spending in Thailand on org Thai-registered businesses, and other Thai services and individuals

+ 66 2219 4010 7

http://thailandfilmoffice.org/

+90 (312) 470 80 00

https://sinema.ktb. gov.tr/

• TV commercials are not eligible for this incentive programme Turkey

Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Production

Receive returns of the VAT paid during procurement and import of the goods and services bought within the filming duration

• Projects must produce a report drawn up by a certified financial accountant (CFA) must be submitted.

info@sinema. gov.tr

Turkey

New Film Fund

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to USD8,000 of total production budget

• Projects must have 33% of financing confirmed

info@ yenifilmfonu.org

http://www. yenifilmfonu.org/en

• Projects must contain Turkish subtitles if the project is in foreign language

Turkey

Ministry of Culture and Tourism Support Fund

Production, post-production

Subsidy of up to USD331,000 of total production budget

• Only Turkish films are eligible to apply

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Film Fund

Production, post-production

Up to USD5,000,000 of total production budget for feature films

• Projects should have filming duration of at least one day in Abu Dhabi

Vietnam

Vietnam Association of Film Promotion and Development

info@sinema. gov.t is

+90 312 470 80 00

https://sinema.ktb. gov.tr/ http://www.sanadfilmfund.com/en/

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is currently working on developing incentives for foreign film productions in Vietnam. The Vietnam Association of Film Promotion and Development was formed on 25 July 2019 with aims to develop and strengthen the film market, as well as promote cooperation with foreign partners.

http://english. bvhttdl.gov.vn/

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Jon Penn Executive Vice President (APAC) BBC Studios

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BRINGING TURKEY INTO THE SPOTLIGHT APAC has become rather significant for Global Agency, as regions such as Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia have grown to be the main buyers of their finished content and unscripted formats. “ATF has been our key market in the APAC region. We have had great results in increasing our visibility, getting in touch with the buyers of the region, and closing deals,” observed Isil Turksen, Sales Director – Asia, Global Agency. The company’s presence at ATF this year – having attended almost every edition – serves to fortify this. Isil understands that in the past year, much has changed in the industry. The current economic situation has gotten buyers into a flurry to find quality content at reasonable pricing. With that, Global Agency has upped its game, differentiating itself by taking a

Isil Turksen Sales Director – Asia Global Agency

constructive approach towards new ideas for its formats. “For instance, we invested in several formats that we believed would work and have received incredible results with this approach. I believe we will be the first choice for clients looking for premium content and innovative ideas.” With a genre strength in romantic comedies, romance, family dramas, costume and period

dramas, Global Agency draws upon a strong catalogue rich in creativity and diversity, enjoying international hits with hard-hitting dramas such as, “1001 Nights”, “Magnificent Century”, “Broken Pieces” and “Mother”. Apart from that, Isil observed that the advent of streaming services has prompted Turkish consumer demands and interests for foreign content.

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT IS IN – AND RELISHING – ITS GOLDEN AGE Discovery has added new titles to its ATFspecific line-up that includes following hunky actor Zac Efron around the world in “Down to Earth with Zac Efron”, wildlife series “Chasing Ocean Giants”, and also its baking show, “Duff Takes the Cake”.

Saevar Lemke VP International Program Sales EMEA & APAC Communications Deutschland GmbH & Co KG

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“We have experienced that long-term strategic FTA partnerships over and above simple licensing deals, create a strong benefit for both sides. We are looking to explore the opportunities in this field, especially in Southeast Asia,” said Saevar Lemke, VP International Program Sales EMEA & APAC of Discovery Communications Deutschland GmbH & Co KG.

and entertained, this culminates well with Discovery’s offerings on its various platforms and channels.

As well, “Asian buyers are very clear in what they want. They are selective and strategic in their acquisitions, and more often, rely on advanced and diligent research to support their decisions,” added Saevar, who then noted his observations of the rapidly growing importance of digital rights, including the divergence of these rights.

In particular, Asia sees a continuous high demand for wildlife, exploration & adventure, as well as for food and home content.

“The windowing of rights, ensuring the greatest possible strategic and monetary outcome, never allows for a dull moment.”


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KIDS CONTENT WITH A DOSE OF POSITIVITY & DREAMS Focused mainly on kids and family content, Jetpack Distribution takes on ATF with content that elevates the experience for young viewers. Priding itself on finding the best homes for their shows, the company takes the age-old approach of tailoring bespoke and flexible services for each producer.

“It’s not the origin that makes a good show, but instead, it’s the quality – from design to writing all the way to post-production – that does,” said Head of Global Sales, Marie-Laure Roche. For the ATF market, Jetpack Distribution hopes to establish new relationships with key buyers in the APAC region and gain understanding of the latest trends. Observing that the Asian landscape is changing rapidly, Marie-Laure believes that the evolving opportunities keeps them on their toes, and somewhat makes the challenge more interesting. “We’ve had to be inventive and adapt our offerings to the demand. This has led to very interesting partnerships.” As viewers lean towards kids’ content that is

Marie-Laure Roche Head of Global Sales Jetpack Distribution

fun, instils kindness and knowledge, yet not too educational, Jetpack Distribution is on top of the game. “With the year we’ve had, kids need content that offers them a good dose of positivity and lets them dream.” Enter the iconic “Chuggington” with a new season, the loveable, pink knitted mice “Clangers”, and the Netflix hit, “Mighty

Little Bheem”. The company also has onboarded Malaysian slapstick comedy “Buck and Buddy” and represents the Chinese production “Emmy and GooRoo”. “It’s very important for Jetpack to attend ATF every year. It’s a shame that we can’t travel to Singapore this year, but still, we wouldn’t miss ATF, even if it’s virtual!”

MORE DOCUMENTARIES & FEATURE FILMS, PLEASE! requirements differ, Caracol Televisión tries to tailor its approach for each market. For instance, the company has seen a need for more documentary and feature films lately. “We’ve taken careful consideration with production efforts which has allowed us to create a diverse and in-depth portfolio for both fiction and non-fiction entertainment. Estefanía Arteaga Director of International Sales Caracol Televisión

For Caracol Televisión’s Director of International Sales, Estefanía Arteaga, her hopes at ATF is to explore the needs of Southeast Asian buyers when it comes to the variety and entertainment genres, as well as meet new potential partners in the region. “ATF has always been a key market for our global expansion efforts in Asia. We are

interested in connecting with buyers from Southeast Asia as well as from China, South Korea and Japan. The market’s timing is also valuable, as it allows us to better align plans for the new year ahead,” she asserted. This year, Estefanía highlighted that Asian buyers are being very alert and careful with their decision making when it comes to programming and budgets. As each buyer’s

On navigating prominent changes to-date, Estefanía shared that there has been a massive switch in the need for all rights and longer exclusivity periods. While the demand for Colombian content has seen a boost over the years, Estefanía expressed surprise by how well received their dramas have been in the APAC region. “Most notable would be the recent win of our historical drama, “Bolivar” in the Seoul Drama Awards.”

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SPANISH CONTENT GETS A FOOTHOLD IN ASIA Demand for Spanish content has seen a boost travelling across territories, and the APAC region, according to Mediterráneo Mediaset España, although being a tough nut to crack, has seen an uptake. “SBS in Australia broadcasted our thriller series, “I Know Who You Are”, which is optioned in China and India for local adaptation, while thanks to Netflix, drama series, “Unauthorized Living” is also available in most Asian territories,” explained Ana Bustamante, General Director at Mediterraneo Mediaset España Group. “Additionally, procedural drama, “Caronte” is the latest title acquired in the region via Amazon Prime Video.” With such headway into the region, the company is committed to increasing business relationships with Asian players. For them, ATF is one of the most important markets to attend, with intentions to bring the best of Spanish content to

Asia and consolidate alliances between Spain and Asia. “Broadly speaking, we have witnessed a change in the content demand. Nowadays, buyers are not only focused on Asian or English-speaking titles, but there’s a general openness to appealing European shows,” Ana continued, stating that the company is also testing its self-developed entertainment formats on its channels. She believes changes in consumption patterns have presented more opportunities for distributors. Free and payTV linear channels are no longer the only customers. “Online services grant unlimited place for shows. With the boom of the OTT environment, we have noticed that one of the latest trends and needs is to have content exclusively conceived for SVOD platforms.”

Ana Bustamante General Director Mediterraneo Mediaset España Group

LIGHTNING: MAKING IT HAPPEN BEYOND EVER-CHANGING LANDSCAPES from New Zealand and India, and production from the UK, as well as numerous Asian connections and cultural touch points.”

James Ross Chief Executive Officer Lightning International

There are plenty of opportunities for great content, and for industry veteran, James Ross, Chief Executive Officer at Lightning International, such appeal doesn’t have to be region-specific. He believes that audiences today – both within their own regions and further afield – have different cultural expectations. While it remains true that English content travels more easily, there is also an abundance of opportunities for programming in major Asian languages. 36

“There are many nuances of language, behaviour, religion, food, accents and ways of story-telling across the globe. Just because content works locally doesn’t necessarily mean it will work everywhere else. Having said that, audiences are becoming much more open to new ideas and cultures, and new types of programming, so never say never! “For instance, our kids’ series, “Sindbad & The 7 Galaxies” has a Malaysian author, animation

Depending on each Asian buyer’s platform strengths, a host of different requirements come into play. Lightning International is a believer in customising and finding solutions in accordance with budgetary and strategic requirements. “Our motto is definitely, ‘Make It Happen!’. We are always adapting our content offering, and business models to meet the ever-changing landscape.” With some of the company’s content including lifestyle, food, and travel genres working well, Lightning International attends ATF this year with the hopes of deepening its connections with existing and new global clients and partners.


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MULTI-PURPOSE ROLE @ ATF: CATERING TO THE REGION “We differentiate ourselves by our storytelling, with Singapore stories that are rich in colours and culture. In Southeast Asia and China, we focus on the distribution of our entertainment content, while our Chinese TV series resonate well with viewers in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and China,” explained Jesslyn Wong, Vice President (Head) of Content Distribution at Mediacorp. ATF has therefore grown to be an excellent platform for Mediacorp to meet up with regional players, broadcasters, OTT players and content producers. The company is not only looking to promote and distribute their local productions, but also attends ATF to acquire good content for its local platforms, and to find like-minded partners for collaboration. At ATF this year, Mediacorp will also be bringing its award-winning

Jesslyn Wong Vice President (Head) of Content Distribution Mediacorp

drama, “Last Madame”, an English drama with an all Asian cast that tells a bold story of a brothel owner in 1940s Singapore. Jesslyn is also very bullish about Asian content travelling the world. With its rich tapestry

of culture and stories, a large part of it traversing between the old and the new world, Asian content has what it takes to appeal to a global audience.

FILLING UP IMMEDIATE PROGRAMMING GAPS FOR APAC be longer than before given local productions are yet to fully resume.” Having presented their 2021 scripted and factual slate during the eOne Preview: Studio Edition in October, Joyce believes that ATF’s timing is perfect to help them continue the conversations with buyers in APAC.

Joyce Yeung EVP, Sales – APAC International Distribution eOne

Sharing what has kept her busy, Joyce Yeung, Executive Vice Presidents, Sales-APAC, International Distribution for eOne, noted, “Our local teams in Australia, Korea and Hong Kong have been well-placed to address our buyers’ needs and respond quickly.

“To a big extent, buyers are looking for finished programs to fill their immediate programming gaps. But at the same time, we also have scripted discussions coming out of India and Korea; and factual co-production in China. Obviously, the planning time will now

Some of the new dramas in production for 2021 includes “Family Law”, a procedural legal drama, as well as “Feudal”, a story of a dysfunctional clan of adult half-siblings battling for control of an ancestral business. The company, now a part of Hasbro, is also putting its creative team towards developing new content, based on over 1,500 Hasbro IPs. Seeking to work in partnership with buyers, Joyce also shares that the marketing team is ever ready to provide great support to buyers to ensure that their series are launched successfully.

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MORE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FROM THE PHILIPPINES TO BOOST COLLABORATIONS As with most countries, the Philippine film and audio-visual industry has had a turbulent year. However, as of November, local film productions are starting back up. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has been processing inquiries and anticipate resumption of foreign film productions in Philippines in Q1 2021. FDCP, through its FilmPhilippines Office, aims to maximise the country’s comparative advantage as a location site for international film and television content production and promote tourism and investment in the Philippines. “We also want to promote Filipino films for distribution in global markets and festivals abroad, and strengthen artistic and technical linkages and collaboration among foreign film producers and artists with the Philippines’ homegrown pool of film workers and film production teams, and we’d like to do that at ATF as well,” said Liza Diño, Chairperson & CEO of the FDCP. “Additionally, since ATF is a Singapore-based market, we saw this as the perfect place to

promote our soon-to-be launched financial incentive, the ASEAN Co-Production Fund, a fund open to feature film co-productions between an ASEAN production company and Filipino production company with an ASEAN director attached to direct. Selected productions can get up to US$150,000 granted to them.” The implementation of ACOF is in line with the FDCP’s commitment to engage regional partners and neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. In its continued cooperation with fellow ASEAN counterparts over the years – from film commissions to filmmakers and producers, FDCP has recognised that there are more commonalities in the narratives, values, and film cultures among our countries than there are differences. The FDCP currently offers two financial incentives – first of which is the International Co-Production Fund, open only to feature film projects that are co-produced by a foreign and

Liza Diño Chairperson & CEO Film Development Council of the Philippines

a Filipino production company. The second incentive, the Film Location Incentive Program is open to feature and short films (live-action, documentary, animation), as well as TV and VOD content (reality shows, series), to web content, music videos and VR content – a great stage opened to all forms of content.

STUDIO 100 MEDIA: FORTIFYING AS ANIMATION LEADER still possible to produce excellent animations albeit some limitations. Good humour in kids’ entertainment works all over the world; comedy combined with strong storytelling and core values seems to be a key trend for Asia, as well as most territories around the globe – and that is exactly what Studio 100 Media will bring to ATF.

Vanessa Windhager Sales Executive Studio 100 Media

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Among the latest, the company is most proud of “SeaBelievers” – a series combining the benefit of edutainment for children and discusses about real-life issues affecting our ocean; and “FriendZSpace” – an animated comedy combined with deeper values about aliens and humans embracing their differences. “The demand for good entertainment and making people laugh is more present and needed now more than ever,” said Vanessa Windhager, Sales Executive, Studio 100 Media.

In terms of sales, while the company’s focus remains on China, Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand, there has been a hike in demand coming from new markets like Malaysia and Vietnam. Another significant change within Asia is that that non-linear business is growing tremendously at the territory level. “Nevertheless, television remains our focus for the first window. It continues to be the most important medium for creating a high level of awareness of a property and thus remains crucial, especially for our merchandising and licensing partners. “Additionally, we are exploring different ways of placing content on non-linear platforms. We are more cautious when selling a new show, especially regarding ‘free’ VOD content. However, depending on the region, AVOD can also coexist with television at the beginning of its life cycle without jeopardising each other.”


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BRAVER & BOLDER TITLES FOR ASIA Having already licensed their titles to many South Asian and Asia Pacific countries, Intermedya believes that dramedies, softer dramas and action genres are what works best in these markets. Can Okan, Founder & CEO of Intermedya observed, “We can say that Asian buyers demand braver and bolder titles. We also see great interest in period dramas. “Asia is a huge and varied continent and different markets have different preferences,” noting that remakes of Asian dramas in Turkey have become very successful worldwide, characterized by the role of storytelling in different cultures. At ATF this year, Intermedya will present its expanded library of mini-series such as, “Respect”, which tells the story of those seeking their own justice. Another mini-series is “Mehmed: The Conqueror”, depicting Sultan Mehmed Khan, known as Fatih, who broke through a new era and laid the foundations of a great empire, which would rule over several continents for centuries. Domestically, dramas are still the key for those looking to break into the Turkish markets. Despite being able to only meet online, Can Okan is still excited to be at ATF this year to meet new countries and clients from around Asia.

Can Okan Founder & CEO Intermedya

IQIYI: AN ALL-ROUND ADVANTAGE She also revealed that when it comes to content distribution, they are focusing on regions, such as Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, where there is a substantial demand for Chinese content. iQIYI also aims to boost its presence in more vertical content types, which, along with the advent of new media platforms, will enable content to travel further in the future.

Alice Leung International Distribution iQIYI, INC

iQIYI has been growing from strength to strength, announcing in October its content strategy, which includes more than 200 upcoming releases. These cover a wide range of genres, including drama, variety show, film, animation, sports and children-friendly content, among others.

“We aim to showcase a part of our 2021 original content at ATF, and to catch up with buyers and partners coming from all over Asia. ATF is always important to us as it is a platform where all the key buyers and market players in Asia are gathered,” shared Alice Leung, International Distribution, iQIYI, INC.

“Having more OTT players in the market provides more opportunities, though it also means more competition, especially in Southeast Asia. iQIYI differentiates itself in the sense that it is a service provider, as well as a content provider, thus enabling us to create a substantial volume of content in a wider range of genres. Therefore, buyers have more content to choose from the iQIYI catalogue.” In addition, iQIYI offers flexible and reasonable pricing negotiations to suit the rapidly changing market situations. 39


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CRACKING THE CHALLENGE OF FUTURE RIGHTS FOR ICONIC CONTENT SOLD TODAY It is no surprise that certain content and genres are so loved by viewers that it becomes evergreen. The classic Hanna-Barbera series, for example, are still being distributed today after almost 40 years since it all started. Therein lies the challenge for a brand like The Smurfs. “The problem with the rapid changing media landscape is that the rights are already changing the moment the deal has been finalized. The challenge is to keep as much future rights as possible for future deals, and thus restricting current licensees, whilst allowing them as well to distribute the content on their different platforms,” confessed Nele De Wilde, Head of Sales, Production & Business Development at Smurf. At ATF 2020, the company hopes to reach even more Asian buyers to pre-sell their brand-new Smurf’s CGI series. The mint 3D version of the iconic characters of

Nele De Wilde Head of Sales, Production & Business Development Audiovisual & Music Smurf

“The Smurfs” is in a snappier 11 minutes format. A big challenge was to find the right balance between the expectations of today’s audience and the wish to remain faithful to the vision of Peyo, and the spirit of the original comic books. Nele De Wilde also noted that increasingly their deals can be

done directly with TV channels and platforms instead of through local agents.

SOLA MEDIA GMBH: NO STRANGER TO ANIMATION & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Sola Media GmbH is picking up the pace to become a formidable player in the children and family entertainment sector. Apart from selling animation and family titles, one of the company’s strategy revolves around developing and delivering customised, as well compelling, marketing campaigns around its TV series and films. It prides itself in offering a package that comes with marketing materials free-ofcharge, which also includes the license fee.

Johannes Busse International Sales Manager Sola Media GmbH

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“While we are continuing to acquire strong theatrical content, we are currently increasing our investment in TV series for kids and family audiences,” said Johannes Busse, International Sales Manager at Sola Media GmbH, who is excited to connect with

Asian TV stations and streaming platforms that are distributing high quality family entertainment, especially animated TV series at ATF. “We currently have two animated TV series and a live-action TV series for family audience in our pipeline and are looking for distribution partners in Asia. Additionally, we are presenting animated features, and are always looking for new animation and family content, be it TV series or features that we can acquire for worldwide sales.” On the feature front, Johannes highlights a number of new offerings, which include, “Moonbound”, “Two Buddies” and “A Badger and the Scary House”.


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THE (TURKISH) SHOW MUST GO ON Muge Akar, Content Sales Deputy Manager of ATV from Turkey expects to continue with their positive sales momentum at ATF this year. “Despite the pandemic, we have continued to close Asian deals, and recently, concluded deals with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. “Malaysia and Philippines are our new focus for Asia,” shared Muge. One reason she believes contributes to the positive demand for Turkish content is the similarities in traditions and values with Asian markets. For example, the importance of family is central to both region’s cultures. Thus, ATV’s drama series with family-oriented stories, and a healthy dose of love angles, are popular. One such title that ATV intends to introduce to Asia is “Maria and Mustafa”, shot in the Anatolian part of Turkey. The modern love

Muge Akar Content Sales Deputy Manager ATV

tale tells the story of a Turkish man who falls in love with a Colombian girl, Maria. The opportunity to still meet Asian buyers despite ATF 2020 being an online event

excites Muge. “We hope to strike more deals with Asian partners. Asian buyers are always lovely people to work with. They are tolerant and principled and see value in building long term relationships,” she added.

OVER 30 SERIES IN THE PIPELINE NEXT YEAR SNAPPED UP

Sabrina Duget EVP APAC all3media International

“ATF is a signature industry event in the region. It has always been key for us, especially since we opened the APAC office 4 years ago,” said Sabrina Duget, EVP APAC, all3media International. Having made inroads in Southeast Asia, all3media has had a strong year in India, generating numerous deals for its entire catalogue from scripted formats, drama and non-scripted lifestyle series. In Japan

and Korea, its dramas have also found more homes than ever. Likewise, the company has found success in Thailand with sales of nonscripted content and dramas. “Many buyers in the region are more open to trying new titles and genres. The increased competition is pushing all broadcasters and platforms to be more creative, push the boundaries and to increase production budgets.”

Despite the challenges this year, the company delivered 25 prime-time drama series, and have over 30 series in the pipeline next year made for Tencent, BBC, ITV, VOOT/Viacom, Channel 4, HBO Max. Looking at selling rights, to keep up with the ever-evolving industry, it becomes imperative to remain flexible and aware of how to facilitate buyers’ needs. Consolidations and strong competition between platforms mean that platforms and channels want to own brands, therefore windowing titles has been harder than before. The challenge, according to Sabrina, is that there is uncertainty for a lot of broadcasters around the means of distribution. “Broadcasters want to cover all eventualities in the event that they switch their business to a VOD model, meaning that we have to grant more rights now than we did a few years ago, to accommodate the market.” Another prominent change, according to Sabrina, has been the exploitation of format and finished programmes. “We need to evaluate at an early stage and be mindful of exploitation, so we do not jeopardise deals. Having a strategy per title has been key to maximising the brands’ exposure.” 41


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GREAT DRAMAS, ANIMATION, THRILLERS & CRIME: AND NOW, INTRODUCING… DOCS! Having attended ATF for several years now, Federation Entertainment feels that this year’s edition is even more crucial for them in light of Covid-19. The market and conferences at ATF have been excellent avenues for them to better understand how Asian markets work. This year, South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia are key countries for them to deepen their business relationships with, especially on format rights, believing that formats hold great potential in Asia. On top of formats, animation is one of the most popular content in Asia as well, and the company is excited to present a brand-new animation program called, “Presto! School of Magic” at ATF.

Sarah Zarka International Sales & Acquisitions Manager Federation Entertainment

While strong in drama, thriller and crime genres, the company is always diversifying its catalogue with shows such as, “Made in Italy”, “Around the World in 80 Days” or “Bad Banks”. Their series, such as “Partisan” and “Red Light” have been selected and even won prestigious prizes at CanneSeries festivals.

THERE’S ALWAYS A FIRST TIME: HERE TO GET A FEEL OF THINGS TO DO BETTER

Federation Entertainment’s International Sales & Acquisitions Manager, Sarah Zarka added, “As part of offering buyers a diverse catalogue, we’ve recently entered the documentary market and would love to introduce them to our buyers at ATF.”

There are quite a few new titles that we will be premiering in 2021, and ATF will be an excellent time to showcase these titles. Yuan Rothbauer Co-Managing Director Picture Tree International

The company has had experience distributing their products to China, Japan and South Korea, but feels that they’ve yet to properly explore the Southeast Asian region. PTI is developing its strategy for dubbing and that makes attending ATF even more important. Yuan added, “Depending on the feedback of buyers, we hope to get more insight into what we might have to adjust in this respect and whether it becomes economically feasible to plan dubbings of our films for certain regions with an eye to TV and Platform sales, as opposed to ‘all rights deals’.”

Every year, ATF aims to bring new exhibitors and buyers in greater numbers to diversify content offerings.

about her company’s premiere outing to ATF, saying, “We are keen to get buyers’ response on our entire library and new titles.

Joining ATF for the first time is Picture Tree International (PTI) from Berlin, Germany. Yuan Rothbauer, Co-Managing Director, is excited

“There are quite a few new titles that we will be premiering in 2021, and ATF will be an excellent time to showcase these titles”.

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Part of PTI’s eclectic mix at ATF includes, “Wu Hai”, a FIPRESCI Award-winning Chinese film; “Contra”, a comedy about a xenophobic professor and a law student, and “Alma & Oscar”, a biopic about painter Oscar Kokoschka and his lover, Alma, which is going into production in Q2 2021.


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MUTUAL BENEFITS: MAKING CHINA FOR THE WORLD “ATF is usually the last overseas TV market we attend every year. “Because it’s held at this time of every year, it is the only market which brings us the opportunity to summarise the past and to plan the future,” said Cecilia Zhu, General Manager, Huace Global, China Huace Film&TV Co Ltd. This year, the company brings with it a new slate, including animation, web series, web movies, documentaries, and more. Over the years, the company’s content has been distributed to over 180 markets, with one of its successes owed to keeping global territories in mind and trying to make content with Chinese representations more palatable to overseas audiences. Add this high demand to the translating of Chinese into foreign languages and vice versa, it is now much easier for global audience to find viewing pleasure in the diversity of Asian content. “Asian countries have similar, but diverse cultures. This is also reflected in the contents

produced by different Asian countries. This year, because of the market environment, we have more orders for translation and subtitling compared to previous years.” Cecilia also believes that the market is no longer simply buying and selling content. Both buyers and production companies are seeking deeper and diverse ways of cooperation. While audiences may first be attracted by lower prices of acquiring content, in the longer term, most would turn their focus on the quality of the content. “We have a price system for different types and qualities of contents and for different territories. This is based on our experience of overseas distribution and understanding of the market, making sure both the buyer and us can always agree on reasonable pricing for the contents they want.” Cecilia Zhu General Manager, Huace Global China Huace Film&TV Co Ltd

GROWTH IN VOD RIGHTS IN ASIA emergence and evolution of new media, while others are unforeseen. Thus, Albatross remains committed to working with business partners’ evolving needs regarding rights, formats or other matters.

Eleytheria Heine Sales Manager Albatross

One major difference that Albatross has noticed recently is the shift towards VOD rights for their factual content catalogue. “While at this point, our main clients are still the traditional FTA or public broadcasters, we are working with more and more VOD

platforms (national and pan-regional) as well,” said Eleytheria Heine, Sales Manager of Albatross. Noting that the industry is very dynamic, some changes have been dictated by the

Albatross comes to ATF with a strong 4K documentary line-up that covers anything from nature & wildlife to science, travel, adventure, lifestyle, culture and history. In Asia, Eleytheria highlighted that the wildlife segment, featuring everything from cute rodents to wild predators appears to be popular with audiences. Tapping into the growing awareness of climate change, “On Thin Ice”, which won multiple prizes, focuses on the dramatic effects of climate change in the Russian Arctic. A rapidly urbanizing Asia will also be interested in “Darwin in Times Square – the Science of Urban Evolution”, a doc that proves how ingeniously wild animals can adapt to man-made environments. 43




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THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM

This is an original animation that is catered to children ages 5–10 years. Development was done by a team of experienced Japanese producers, writers and designers who worked closely with passionate Taiwanese animators. The trailer and a short pilot film are done by Xanthus Animation Studio. The theme of the animation revolves around coexisting with nature, friendship and fun.

This series is adapted from the Hugo Award winning science fiction by Liu Cixin. Human beings are informed that the Trisolarans, whose planet orbits in a three-star system, will reach earth and invade it in the next 450 years. Human beings are developing various plans in order to save their earth from a complete destruction of humanity.

COMPANY: DUCKBILL ENTERTAINMENT PTE LTD

COMPANY: BILIBILI

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SHASHA

ANIMATION

BETSY THE BEAR CAR

The series follows the story of a pink cat called ShaSha and her longlost twin brother, Milo, who discover that they are next in a long line of shape-shifting guardians tasked with preventing dark magic from taking over their home, Crescent Island. This show promises to be an amazingly adventurous journey, which draws on relatable issues and situations from everyday life.

Join Betsy The Bear Car and her incredible family and friends of animal cars as they embark on one exciting adventure after another. Though they encounter mistakes and trouble along the way, together, they are always able to find a solution. Young children will be fascinated by the imaginative world and characters in this series, and it will enable them to learn through its fun-filled and educational stories.

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COMPANY: ZOLAND DISTRIBUTION

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SUPER DINO REX

Welcome to Ile aux Dino (Dino Island)! Rising with majestic and jagged peaks from the warm waves of Indian Ocean, this island is like no other on planet earth. Why, you might ask. Reason being even in the present day, Ile aux Dino is an uncharted island that is off the map and below the radar. It is only here that you will be able to find real, live dinosaurs, in the 21st Century! That’s right! Dinosaurs have not gone extinct after all. And that, is only the beginning of the story.

ANIMATION

HAILEY AND THE HERO HEARTS

This series follows the adventures and life of Hailey. Whenever she is faced with an issue, The Hero Heart, a magical bracelet handed down from her mother – transforms Hailey’s world into an adventure. The magical bracelet allows her to channel her feelings and transforms herself, along with her friends, into a helping hero – namely Captain, Ninja-Princess and Fairy Cowgirl. COMPANY: GUANGDONG REESEE ENTERTAINMENT CO LTD

COMPANY: SAMG ANIMATION

DRAMA

THE ARC OF LIFE

Gongye Xiaoniao decides to start a business, and she picks the workaholic Xia Zhi as her first partner. Xia recommends Mei Ji, who has great networking skills, to join in as their third partner. During the process of entrepreneurship, the three women, who used to enjoy cushy lives, learn to survive life’s agonies and help each other. COMPANY: IQIYI INC

DRAMA

THE LION’S SECRET

Mu Wanqing, president of the Mao Yuan Group, meets Liu Qing for the first time on their wedding day. As they become the closest strangers, Mu takes the dominant role in their relationship. After Liu is enrolled in Mu’s company, he helps Mu with some internal conflicts, which moves her. When the two head overseas together, something unexpected is disclosed… COMPANY: IQIYI INC

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PAYBACK 45’

When trouble comes your way, the Mini Mind Warriors will save the day! The ’Trouble Monsters’ are always meddling with the lives of humans – whether it be stopping a student from revising for a test, breaking up friendships or distracting us from daily tasks, they are always causing trouble. Taffy and Snug, our Mini Warrior heroes, are sent on a mission to battle these evil Trouble Monsters and help the humans get back on track.

This story takes place in future Chongqing, with a young boy named Xiao Bu, who has an unusual talent for rap. Due to his sister’s death, Xiao Bu is unwilling to perform on stage and becomes gloomy and autistic. One day, he meets with an AI rapper named Angelina, who helps him regain confidence. Slowly, Xiao Bu musters the courage to perform on stage. He relieves himself from the memories of the past and becomes determine to pursue his goals.

COMPANY: SHANGHAI LEFT POCKET ANIMATION STUDIO LTD

COMPANY: YOUKU, ALIBABA MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

DRAMA

SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS

DRAMA

PING PONG

This series is about Qian Xixi, who has been living with Duan Ran’s family. Duan Ran was born with a silver spoon. Years later, when they are both older, they embark on a journey in the e-commerce business, which involves live streaming. Throughout this journey, they encounter many challenges. Despite facing some unfavourable circumstances, they eventually manage to achieve their dreams and, in the process, also fall in love with each other.

Xu Tan has always dreamed of becoming an all-star ping-pong player. He eventually joins the same league with Yu Kenan, the unruly yet exceptionally talented athlete. As teammates, they respect each other, but whenever they face off in the game, it becomes a fierce competition. While an uncertain journey lies ahead, they will find out what matters most – each other, their team, their country, and glory.

COMPANY: IQIYI, INC

COMPANY:IQIYI, INC

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WISHER

DRAMA

BREATH OF DESTINY

Everything begins with the creation of an application called Wisher, which suddenly appears on the mobile phones of a group of college students. As long as they make a wish using the application and complete simple tasks assigned to them randomly, their wishes will come true. Expectedly, this group of college students cannot withstand the temptation of the power of the application. However, on the other hand, there is Na Duo, a middle-aged journalist, and a few others, who have joined hands to fight against the force behind Wisher.

A Chinese foreign-aid medical team has arrived on an island in the South Pacific in order to fulfil their vocational mission. Zhou Yue, a doctor specialising in gynaecology and obstetrics, immerses herself in rescue work. Her first encounter with Li Tiancheng, a Chinese doctor who has lived in the US for many years, leaves her with a bad impression, but as they work together to overcome one difficulty after another, a tacit understanding starts forming between them.

COMPANY: IQIYI, INC

COMPANY: IQIYI, INC

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DRAMA

DEAR MILITARY UNIFORM

CUPID’S KITCHEN

This series tells a story of Liang Muze, the most promising major in the Special Battalion of G Military Region, and Xia Chu, a doctor on a foreign-aid medical team. As they work together to investigate a terrorist abduction and a criminal group trying to steal military intelligence, they get to know each other better and subsequently fall in love. Eventually, they manage to arrest all the criminals, thus fulfilling the military mission, as well as protecting each other.

Lin Kesong has an acute sense of taste. However, she has absolutely no talent in cooking. She meets renowned Michelin-certified chef Jiang Qianfan, who takes her in as a disciple and teaches her how to cook. Throughout the entire process, Lin Kesong gains confidence and starts to fall in love with Jiang Qianfan. During the final competition, Lin Kesong not only wins the championship, but also manages to capture Jiang Qianfan’s heart.

COMPANY: IQIYI INC

COMPANY: HANGZHOU IX MEDIA CO LTD

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LET’S MAKE A MUG TOO The main protagonist, Himeno Toyokawa, with her father who has quit his job, moves to Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, the hometown of her late mother. As soon as she decides to attend her mother’s alma mater, Himeno is asked to join the pottery club by her seatmate, Mika Kukuri. When Himeno goes to the club room, she finds a plate with her mother’s name engraved on it. Himeno lost her mother when she was a child and has no memories of her, but she learns about her mother’s personality and becomes interested in ceramics through this experience.

REAL SHOTS OF GOOD – THE LEGACY OF TETSU NAKAMURA, M.D. In December 2019, Dr Tetsu Nakamura was gunned down and killed in Afghanistan, where he had been providing humanitarian aid. During his 35 years working on-site, Dr Nakamura did much more than provide medical care. He dug wells, built irrigation canals and gave life-saving assistance to the people around him. An irrigation canal project he completed in 2010 now supports the lives 650,000 people. Why was Dr Nakamura such an inspiration to so many people? Using past video footage and numerous testimonials, we look back at how Dr Tetsu Nakamura lived his life.

COMPANY: KBC KYUSHU ASAHI BROADCASTING CO LTD

DRAMA

IN-HOUSE MARRIAGE HONEY This series is about two strangers who suddenly get married, and slowly, as they get to know each other, eventually find love. It is a story “of love, then marriage”, but reversed. Ordinarily in romance dramas, the ultimate end goal is marriage. But this is a new love story with a different feel, which begins with marriage. What is this “certain sad reason” that caused Manatsu, the groom, to advertise for a same-day wedding? And what will Ami decide after learning the truth about Manatsu?

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COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

Daily from 2pm—5pm

Grab a coffee for your 30-min fix & watch

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DRAMA

THE MYSTERIOUS JAPANESE SWORD

RUN Sergey is a Russian athletics champion, whose career is destroyed in a moment after getting involved in a car accident. He discovers that while his injuries have diminished his athletic abilities, they have also given him paranormal abilities to see the past, whenever his heart races too fast. Meanwhile, detective Nastya is trying to stop a maniac who is killing women in the city. And, somehow, all the victims are related to Sergey, who will need to master his new powers to stop the murderer.

It is said that Japanese swords with beautiful curves were born in Hoki country (currently Tottori prefecture) during the Heian Period (794— 1185). At the time, a swordsmith named Yasutsuna was said to have worked on many famous swords. Yasutsuna’s swords have been loved by many rulers, including Nobunaga Oda, who was one of the most famous warriors in the Warring States Period. We explore the roots of Yasutsuna and introduce the appeals of Japanese swords.

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COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

Daily from 2pm—5pm

It’s time to sip on a cortado & treat yourself to 30-min of:

SPAIN SHOWCASE @ ATF: AN INDUSTRY AT ITS BEST Dec 1, 2020 @ 4.30pm—5pm

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

Daily from 2pm—5pm

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QUIZ PINCH HITTER A completely new quiz show, where the contestants don’t have to answer the question! In this information society where you can find everything online, we will ask hard questions that cannot be easily answered by searching on the internet or on your smart phones! Use your network of connections of friends and followers on social media to solve the super difficult problems during live broadcast!

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DINO TRAINERS S2 Ritchie is an 8-year-old boy. He lives in a world where humans and dinosaurs live in harmony. He loves being close to dinosaurs. In order to become a good dino trainer, he and his partner, Tyrannosaurus, go on an adventure. During the journey, Tyrannosaurus is targeted by a group of dinosaur hunters, whose aim is to hunt dinosaurs and develop them into super dinosaurs, causing damage to dinosaurs and nature. In order to protect the dinosaurs and nature, Ritchie uses new energy to help Tyrannosaurus evolve into Dino-man in a quest to stop the hunting team.

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SERIES

MY LOVE, ENLIGHTEN ME 22-year-old pop star Nuan Nuan is forced to find her footing after the girl group she is a member of disbands on the night of its debut. Overnight, her dreams are dashed. While she struggles in her search for a post-pop career with no house and no money, she meets Han Che, a successful sound and light engineer with a cold personality. This story revolves around them as they slowly grow fonder of each other. Han Che tries to help Nuan Nuan and she slowly starts to melt his icy heart.

COMPANY: FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION (FCC)

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LOST PROMISE A Demon Lord, Boye Jingxing, who was imprisoned by the Jiang Clan for thirty years has escaped from captivity. While she strives to uncover the truth around a massacre thirty years ago, she falls for the new master of Wulin, Jiang Qingliu, who is attacked and loses control and his powers as a result. In order to hide the fact that the Demon Lord is a woman, Jiang Qingliu pretends to be enamoured with her to keep her close. However, Boye Jingxing is not at all what she seems. She is able to switch personalities from that of a goddess to that of a crazy woman. As the truth resurfaces, so does the killer that Boye Jingxing has been searching for all these years.

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ROCKOONS Seven playful racoons live in a big music box which is a huge playground. They are different, but one thing they all have in common is their love for music and songs. In each episode, the racoons perform different musical gigs in which they use things in unusual ways. Funny song lyrics with elements of absurd and unexpected twists encourage the viewers’ imagination.

COMPANY: STUDIO SMF (SOYUZMULTFILM)

DRAMA

THE SHELTER 2020 The new season of “The Shelter”, a show which depicts mentally hurt children, and the adults who are trying to support them. There is prejudice and rejection against children who experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, and drug addiction. As society becomes more complex, the number of children with no homes to return to continue to grow, lacking places to protect them. Nosy “Aunty” Sakura confronts these difficulties with a compassionate heart!

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COMPANY: TOKAI TELEVISION BROADCASTING CO LTD

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DEAREST, WHERE ARE YOU An emotional family drama that revolves around a couple searching for their child. Being together for eight years, a couple finds that their marriage is no longer filled with the same intense passion. One day, their daughter goes missing and they go to great lengths to find her again.

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INFERNO: LETTERS FROM AUSCHWITZ Mysterious memos were discovered buried on the grounds at Auschwitz, the death camp where millions of Jews perished during World War II. Now, digital technology sheds light on their contents. The memos were left by the sonderkommandos, prisoners given the task of leading their fellow prisoners to the gas chambers and disposing of the bodies afterwards. Their first-hand accounts reveal not only a harrowing experience, but just how death by gas chamber was systemised.

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DOCUMENTARY

INSECTS FOR DINNER A cricket gratin, a maggot salad…this might be our diet of tomorrow. As we will soon have 10 billion mouths to feed, insects seem to be the ultimate problem-solver. However, insects’ diets also come with a good number of problems: what species is the most nutritive to consume?

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BLACK LIGHTHOUSE Qiao Nuo, a fresh graduate, is given an unexpected opportunity to become an intern for the city court. However, her lack of knowledge for what the work entails leads to her abilities being questioned by the judge. Qiao Nuo learns by watching the intense confrontations between prosecutors and defence lawyers and starts to develop an appreciation for her profession. She becomes determined to become a good judge. Under the guidance of the chief judge, Zuo Dong Hai, she becomes confident in working hard to search for useful clues in cases, accumulate experiences, meet friends and find love.

DRAMA

PENNY ON M.A.R.S Penny passes the auditions to enter the M.A.R.S. high school, one of the most exclusive performing arts schools in the world. While the school has strict rules and is very competitive, Penny is special – she is the daughter of BakÏa, one of the biggest pop stars of the moment. This is a secret that Penny must keep. She signs up for the M.A.R.S. with a fake name, wanting to test her talent and make it on her own. The only one at the M.A.R.S. who knows her real identity is Camilla, her best friend. And while she follows her dream, Penny will also have a mystery to solve: finding out who her father is.

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COMPANY: BEIJING HUALU BAINA FILM & TV INC

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TOKYO GOURMET

YAUNPE|ヤウンペを探せ︕

The streets of Tokyo are full of gourmet foods and have been so since the city’s rise to prosperity as a cultural centre in the Edo period. Take a gourmet tour through these Tokyo streets on a delicious journey, as city classics, places frequented by connoisseurs, and souvenir foods are all introduced. Tokyo’s glorious gourmet food secrets are laid bare for all to savour.

Four men, ex-members of a movie study club, reunite for the first time in 20 years. They are single, in their 40s, and have failed to achieve their goals in life. They encounter an old friend, Misa, who was once the star in one of their films, and someone they all used to, and still idolise. She has a request for them – and that is to search for ‘Yaunpe’. However, none of these men have any clue as to what exactly a ‘Yaunpe’ is, but yet, they are too proud to ask. Will these men be able to find the solution to Misa’s request?

COMPANY: TURNER JAPAN K.K.

COMPANY: YOMIURI TELECASTING CORPORATION

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UNESCO’S WONDERS: WORLD HERITAGE GEMS Take a trip to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Designated by UNESCO as Global Heritage Sites, these extravagant edifices and amazing natural sites tell not only our planet’s history, but ours as well. From the Alhambra palace in Granada to the city of Venice, Pompeii, or the Versailles Chateau, each episode travels to a different country, revealing the intrinsic beauty of these exceptional landmarks and the struggle to preserve them.

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DISCOVERY / EDUCATION / DOCS FOR KIDS

LOUIE & YOKO BUILD This series sees Louie has swap his pencil case for a toolbox. Together with the help of Yoko, they build what their friends need, and at the same time, show viewers how to do it. Whether it is a bridge, a ski-lift, a wind turbine or a rocket, there is no limit to what Louie and Yoko can build with the magic toolbox!

COMPANY: MILLIMAGES

HISTORY & CIVILISATION

MAYA: ANCIENT METROPOLIS The Maya Civilization, known for its giant pyramids and unprecedented prowess in Math, Astronomy and Engineering, has baffled historians for centuries. Today, recent archaeological excavations reveal much more about how the Mayas were able to build their cities and pyramids and for what purpose. Thanks to cutting-edge technologies and detailed CGI reconstitutions, this series brings back to life this ancient civilization and the first-ever metropolis they built.

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BEST OF JAPAN Japanese history, culture, and traditions attract travellers from all over the world. In this documentary, the “Best Of Japan” takes you on a journey through Japan’s most beautiful spots such as its World Heritage sites, and famous sightseeing and beautiful nature spots. Places visited includes #1Kumano Kodo / #2 Yakushima / #3 Shirakami-Sanchi / #4 Nara / #5 Himeji Castle / #6 Mt. Fuji / #7 Itsukushima Shrine / #8 Nikko Toshogu / #9 Okinawa / #10 Enryakuji Temple (Mt. Hieizan) / #11 Shiretoko / #12 Shirakawago *This program is shot in 4K

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CRADLED AT THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAINS A heart-warming documentary film of a stubborn father, gentle mother and their 7 children, with 24-years of long-term coverage. Kimio Yoshizuka, who lives in Tanohata village, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, practices ‘Mountain Dairy Farming’. The milk produced is safe, but annual income has sometimes been less than 1 million yen (US$9,000). Yoshizuka then decided to produce a private brand, and the situation improved. However, as the children grow, family conflicts become noticeable.

COMPANY: TELEVISION IWATE CORP

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THE DONBURI GIRL A female class president in a high school was born and raised in a wealthy family. Her circumstances have shielded her from the experience of ever having a donburi (rice bowl), which is a Japanese culinary mainstay in casual fast food. One day, after a cooking class, she decodes to look for Yoshida, her classmate, to give him chickens because he skipped class. Being an amazing cook, Yoshida feels he does not need to learn the very basics of cooking. Eventually, she requests he cooks tasty donburis for her, but makes him keep it a secret, “because everyone thinks I’m a rich girl who has fancy dishes only!”

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COMPANY: BS TV TOKYO CORPORATION

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PRINCESS OLGA A young girl from a Slavic tribe becomes a puppet in a cruel fight for power between Vikings. To save herself and her family, she must accept the rules of this game, to destroy her enemies and become the first Russian princess. Be awed with the amazing sets, intriguing political drama and the rise to power.

DRAMA

HOW TO ELIMINATE MY TEACHER “Do you want to kill me? I don’t mind that sort of talk.” This series involves a mysterious teacher with a smile, set against high IQ students – who enjoy mentally breaking down teachers – in what is classified as “D” class. However, all the teachers assigned to this class become mentally eroded in a short period of time and end up leaving the school. Now, a new homeroom teacher, Yoshizawa, comes to the dark class. How long will he be able to withstand the traps set by the students, with a smile on his face?

COMPANY: TV ASAHI

COMPANY: R MEDIA

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DISCO DRAGON

ANA PUMPKIN

Grooville is the home of Disco, a dragon who’s crazy about music. Disco can hear each child’s inner groove. When one of those little soundtracks goes off the rails, it’s an alarm signal meaning a child needs help. Disco can count on the help of his little neighbour, Betty, a music-mad hothead like him. The highly ingenious girl has an answer to every problem and sets the tempo. Betty’s high spirits and Disco Dragon’s awkwardness lead to some unlikely situations… and plenty of confusion!

Ana is 5 years old. Every day is a new adventure. With the help of her loving family and her inseparable companion, Buddy the dog, Ana explores the world around her in her own way, even if she sometimes finds out that her way is not always the best. Playful and impish, she has a ball of a time trying to find clever solutions to her daily adventures – sometimes a little cheeky, but always funny!

COMPANY: FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION

COMPANY: FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

3.30pm for your shot of Korean content!

Whipping up a Dalgona for this next 30-mins!

KCA CONTENT SHOWCASE @ Dec 1

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REALM OF TERRACOTTA Terracotta warriors and Onyx creatures constantly wage war in the subterranean Qin Yang City. A young man named Magnus dreams of becoming an Elite Warrior. To do this, he sets out to capture an Onyx. On his quest, he meets a human girl named Jade hunting the same Onyx. They team up and gradually fall in love during their adventure. They learn the secret behind the monsters’ invasion, but it is too late. The ultimate war has begun. Magnus and Jade must figure out how to clear up the misunderstanding and hatred, and finally restore peace.

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IRON HERO “GANRIZER” – TOHOKU HEROES Iron Hero “Ganrizer Zero” and the heroes in the Tohoku area of Japan cooperates with each other to bring peace to the region. The low running series first aired in 2011 and continues with the adventures of Ganrizer Zero, the hero with the Nanbu iron on his shoulders and Sansa dance taiko drum mark on his chest stands up to evil, along with his fellow heroes. The original series is extremely popular with kids in Iwate Japan.

COMPANY: TELEVISON IWATE CORP.

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SPACEPORT Set in the distant future, the galaxy is populated with various species. Three outsiders (a human boy, a big alien and a sour robot) are spending their time in the intergalactic Spaceport, selling “fastbut-healthy-food”, but also constantly getting themselves into bizarre misadventures. This comedic adventure series is aimed at the 8—12-year-old audience and promises endless laughter with its imaginative universe and hilarious shenanigans.

COMPANY: FANTAWILD HOLDINGS INC

COMPANY: PAROVOZ ANIMATION STUDIO

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BOONIE TUNE CLUB Boonie Tune Club is a spin-off of the popular animation show Boonie Bears. The programme aims to introduce songs for young children aged 0—3. Each song lasts for about 3 minutes long and take children into a happy and fantastical musical world with merry melody, fine images, and inspiring lyrics. The programme combines early education with music, helping kids form a positive view of the world. It also serves as an accompaniment as they grow up.

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SHIPWRECKS: WHEN HISTORY RESURFACES From the Indian Ocean’s azure atolls to the icy waters of Canada, an epic expedition with the Cinémarine team captures the remains of six of the world’s most spectacular underwater disasters. We take a deep dive with state-of-the-art equipment to film the wrecks up close and in 4K, then resurface to hear from those who survived to tell the tale.

COMPANY: LAGARDERE STUDIOS DISTRIBUTION

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A LOVE SO ROMANTIC A girl named Su Xiaowan accidentally sets up a “brother and sister contract” with Gu Yanxi, the young master of a jewellery business family, thus becoming Gu Yanxi’s younger sister – Gu Wan’er. However, it doesn’t go as smoothly as Su expects. She has to deal with the sharped-tongued and scheming young master. While having a tough time, Su receives care and warmth from the second master, Gu Ziqian. However, Ziqian has his own purpose. Su finds herself trapped in between the two masters, and even falls in love with Yanxi.

COMPANY: FANTAWILD ANIMATION INC

COMPANY: CHINA HUACE FILM&TV CO LTD

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PRINCESS DOREMI Princess Doremi is jointly produced by iQIYI and FZ Entertainment. This show targets audiences from 4—8 years old and tells a beautiful story of friendship and happiness. Princess Doremi comes to Wonderland, where she finds six other princesses already living there. The seven of them live happily in harmony with other fairies and animals. Occasionally, they run into trouble, but they always manage to find a solution through the power of music.

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HOUSE OF HO Led by patriarch Binh Ho and his wife, the power couple immigrated from Vietnam to the United States. They had little money and relied on hard work to establish the ultimate American dream: a multi-milliondollar bank, a real estate development company and a new generation of American Ho’s.

COMPANY: LIONSGATE

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CHIKO’S CHALLENGE Chiko’s Challenge is a co-viewing comedy show which challenges celebrities with child-like questions – questions which are often surprisingly difficult to answer. The quizmaster is an “eternal 5-yearold” character named Chiko. She is half CGI, half costume voiced by a famous male comedian. Full of curiosity and hard to please, Chiko challenges the celebrity panel with questions like; “why is it slippery on ice? and why do grandpas have long eyebrows?”

COMPANY: TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION INC

COMPANY: NHK ENTERPRISES INC

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CHIKO’S CHALLENGE Chiko’s Challenge is a comedy Panel show with one aim – to remind us all that maybe we grew up just a little bit too fast. In Chiko’s Challenge, the questions come from a 5-year-old girl, Chiko. But Chiko is not even really a 5-year-old girl; she is really made up of a concoction that is part CGI character, part actor and part comedian. Chiko’s role in this show is to test the panel’s curiosity and ask questions so obvious and so childlike, they may be impossible to answer for mere adults.

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AMAZING CAFE In the incredible adventures of Agatha and her mysterious friend, Fire, with their new magical abilities, fight against greedy signor Vittorio, the owner of a fancy hi-tech restaurant in Agatha’s hometown, whose evil plans are disrupting the lives of the citizens. Vittorio is threatening to destroy everyone’s favourite place – a small family-owned traditional restaurant, and Agatha is going to do everything she can to protect it. She is the guardian of family values, she goes on a new adventure every day, and she makes the lives of everyone in her hometown a little bit magical!

COMPANY: PAROVOZ ANIMATION STUDIO

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7 SECRETARIES “My name is not worth mentioning.” It’s not the government or top financiers who are running this world, it’s the unsung heroes who stay in the shadows. They are the nameless “secretaries” who support their bosses and serve the organisation by keeping a low profile. Secretaries are secretly gathered as the “Shadow Army”, in order to manipulate and change Japan’s unreasonable society behind the scenes! Written by Miho Nakazono of “Doctor-X”, the drama powerfully depicts the activities of the women who run the world behind the scenes. COMPANY: YOSHIMOTO KOGYO

COMPANY: TV ASAHI

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HISTORY & CIVILISATION

YOOHOO TO THE RESCUE ‘YooHoo to the Rescue’ follows the adventures of five animal friends living in the magical forest of YooTopia. In each episode, they travel to a new destination on Earth to help animals in trouble and also make new friends along the way. When these animals encounter trouble, the colourful fruits on YooTopia’s Sparkling Tree begin to darken. With the help of the tree’s magical powers, YooHoo and his friends get their special gadgets and travel to Earth on Wonderbug, a beetle-like aircraft. They use wit, teamwork and their gadgets to craft creative solutions to help the animals in need.

HISTORY OF AVIATION From the first men in their flying machines to the supersonic era, this is the story of the most daredevil challenges the world has ever known, braved by the men and women who wrote the history of human flight. As the episodes unfold, we learn how one discovery and daring exploit spurred on another, from country to country, around the world. We meet the leading players of this epic story and witness their feats in stunning colourised archive footage garnered from a wealth of international sources.

COMPANY: LAGARDÈRE STUDIOS DISTRIBUTION

HISTORICAL PERIOD DRAMA

INÉS DEL ALMA MÍA Inés Suárez is an audacious young woman from Extremadura who embarks on a journey to the New World to look for her husband Juan de Málaga. In the Indies, Inés will discover the true love of her life, the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia. Her life-changing journey evokes a time and space from historic 16th-century Plasencia to the colourful land of Peru through the wild jungles of Panama and the desolate beauty of the Atacama Desert, in Chile.

COMPANY: AURORAWORLD CORP

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE China Special!

Takeaway a latte & settle in for your 30-min China shot with LINMON PICTURES

FRESH CONTENT CHINA Urban Dramas Dec 4 @ 3.30pm

COMPANY: LAGARDÈRE STUDIOS DISTRIBUTION

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THE PRINCE WHO TURNS INTO A FROG 王子变青蛙 The story tells of a cold-hearted, spoiled and ruthless businessman named Kin, who planned to develop a high-end luxury resort. However, he meets with a car accident, and loses his memory, becoming very kind and warm-hearted. He meets a pretty and smart girl, Looktarn, who starts taking care of him and they gradually develop feelings for each other. However, just as love is in the air, Kin regains his memory and forgets everything that has happened, including Looktarn. Will Looktarn be able to jog Kin’s memories of her?

ANIMATION

THE SECRETS OF HONEY HILLS Honey Hills is a small seaside town where all kinds of animals live. It’s a good neighbourhood. However, mysterious and inexplicable events sometimes cause misunderstandings among neighbours. When such whodunnits happen, genius detective Sophie the Owl, together with her young assistant, Chirp the Squirrel, take up the investigation. Aiming at the 5—7-year-old demographic, this animation series promises a lot of laughter and learning moments for kids.

COMPANY: SMF (SOYUZMULTFILM) STUDIO

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STANDING TALL Standing Tall tells the story of a father’s investigation into his son’s alleged suicide. Hunting for the truth about a death that isn’t at all what it might appear to be, proves a veritable obstacle course for Valerio, who is dead set on obtaining justice. However, it will also prove to be his last chance to come to terms with his troubled past, both as a man and a father. This is a journey of a painful redemption to reclaim a bond that not even death can break – that of father and son.

COMPANY: ARTOP MEDIA

COMPANY: ZDF ENTERPRISES GMBH

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FLORA & TEAM

MYSTERY OF HAUNSTER

“Flora & Team” is a 3D pre-school series about the exciting adventures of a girl named Flora and her five friends, who are anthropomorphic wonder plants. Having received the Green Alarm signal, Flora and Team hurries to help Nature. Using the amazing abilities of each miracle plant, as well as Flora’s knowledge, inventions and resources, they always win, even in the most difficult of situations.

A group of friends discover a passage to a marvellous island where each child meets and fights an internal monster that embodies one of their fears, flaws, or bad habits. The island’s friendly creatures, the trolfs, call these haunting monsters “Haunsters”. Trolfs help the kids to defeat the Haunsters, but ultimately, each kid must face and fight their own monster.

COMPANY: B4R

COMPANY: AA STUDIO

DOCUMENTARY

TRAVELOGUE This program introduces the unique culture and beauty of nature in the various countryside locations in Japan through 4K aerial shots. Attractive sightseeing locations in Japan will be introduced, such as the Hikage Onsen situated in Odate City, Akita Prefecture.

COMPANY: TBS GLOWDIA, INC.

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ADVENTURES & TRAVEL

TV TERAKOYA

STREET FOOD CHEF - ASIA

TV Terakoya is an educational programme featuring lectures given by experts across diverse fields, including parenting, education, neuroscience, psychology, sports and physical disabilities. For example, some lectures offer helpful advice for moms wanting to communicate better with their children. Among the many subjects examined in the episodes, some of them discuss Japanese culture from the unique perspective of an American lecturer, who has mastered the Yamagata dialect spoken in the north of Japan.

Street Chef Will Meyrick continues his tour of the food, history and culture of Asia. This time, he explores of Kalimantan, Indonesia. Will is joined by chef Kevin Cherkas, and together, they meet the Dayak people, and get a taste of the region’s jungle food, all while learning a unique style of cooking.

COMPANY: LIGHTNING INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST In this joyous and celebratory drama, Zoey Clarke is a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At first, she questions her own sanity but soon realises this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift.

COMPANY: SHIZUOKA TELECASTING CO LTD

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE China Special! Daily @ 3pm!

Grab a coffee for your daily China fix on:

FRESH CONTENT CHINA: Dramas @ Dec 1 Documentaries @ Dec 2 Animation @ Dec 3

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NEW IPs FORMAT

CAST WARS New format “Cast Wars” is not only a hilarious and exciting game show that viewers of all generations can enjoy, but the best chance a broadcaster or platform can get to promote their latest shows (such as dramas, reality shows and news programmes) to those viewers in a completely new way! The format is based on the most successful Japanese game show, “Tokyo Friendly Park”, which was on the air as a weekly programme for more than 17 years, and is now airing as a special after, successfully rebooting in 2017.

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MIGHTY GOAT SQUAD This story-driven edutainment series features Weslie and his friends’ fascinating adventures in a microscopic nature world they have not discovered before in Green-Green Grassland. In each episode, those ordinary goats receive mysterious missions and become a mighty goat squad to rescue those who are in trouble.

COMPANY: CREATIVE POWER ENTERTAINING

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EMMY & GOOROO S3 Emmy and her best friend, GooRoo, live in a fantastical forest. Together, they embark on magical adventures and explore the fantastical world. Emmy & GooRoo aims to deliver content that will inspire kids and their families to have fun, while learning to cultivate positivity by watching educational and entertaining shows that encompass creativity and imagination.

COMPANY: TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION INC

COMPANY: LEFT POCKET ANIMATION STUDIO

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GIRLS GOT GAME A local female football team works together to get through hard times and overcome sexual prejudice. Their strength is tested when they lose not only the game, but also their beloved coach who was the core of their team. Undaunted, they work together to seek financial support, achieve victory after victory, and ultimately, respect. With a gripping storyline, join in with these girls and cheer them on every step of the way.

ANIMATION

DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Japanese: イジらないで、長 瀞さん) is a Japanese web manga series written and illustrated by Nanashi, also known as 774. An introverted male student’s life is turned upside down when he meets a girl called Nagatoro. She at first quietly observes his reaction to verbal abuse from some other high-school girls who are mean, realizes that oddly enough, in his case, it may be exactly what he needs. And so, she begins her own teasing. While sardonic and well-intentioned, it takes him a while before he catches on.

COMPANY: REVOLUTION FILM COMPANY: TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO LTD

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GROW “Grow” is about self-discovery and morale set in a captivating multiplot story – a story that constantly changes between a breathless thriller, deep development of character and, at times, dissident reflection on what happiness is in an apathetic society.

DRAMA

BENTO BETWEEN THE TWO Haru, a geeky girl who works at a library of a university, is not particular about her lunches. One day, she suddenly gets depressed when she sees her colleagues having a fun lunch together. This compels her to go to a bar in order to let off some steam. At the bar, Haru gets to know Ao, a handsome bisexual boy, and they decide to live together with one rule, making lunch boxes for each other!

COMPANY: ZDF ENTERPRISES GMBH

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FAIRY-TEENS Fairy-teens tells a story about five little fairies (four kids and one young mentor) who live in a human apartment. They learn to control their magical powers, interact with each other and cope with the dangers that fill the big wide human world. The elder fairy helps them to master the basic magic arts, takes care of their comfort and keeps their world in order, as well as assists to develop their special talents. Fairyteens do not look exactly like human beings, but they are elegant, refined, easily hovering in the air, a bit like dragonflies. COMPANY: BS TV TOKYO CORPORATION

COMPANY: AGAMA FILM

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ANIMATION

YOU LAUGH YOU LOSE Five famous friends, who are also comedians, gather in a field to find that they have been chosen to become American police officers for a day (other episodes have seen them take on different roles, including nurses, cabin attendants, heroes, scientists and reporters) Made to look the part, they must now play the part for the next 24 hours as they come face-to-face with a variety of typical (or sometimes notso-typical) policing situations – all with one caveat: They. Must. Not. Laugh.

POWER BOOK II: GHOST Power Book II: Ghost picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of Power as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Tariq is forced to balance the academic rigors of an Ivy League university while still maintaining a foot in the drug world.

COMPANY: LIONSGATE

ANIMATION

THE SMURFS - NEW TV SERIES Peyo’s beloved characters are making a high profile TV comeback in a brand new dynamic 3D version of this perennial favourite. Building on pure Smurf DNA from the comic books, this new series for girls and boys will take the charm and wacky comedy of the original to even greater heights, fitting in perfectly with today’s faster-paced world. Presenting original stories with more complex characters, snappier dialogue, joyful anarchy and irresistible global appeal for a contemporary audience. This will be an explosive package full of adventure and humour! COMPANY: YOSHIMOTO KOGYO CO LTD

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE Grab a quick piccolo latte for a delightful 13-min fix & watch:

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NEW IPs FACTUAL

SOROKIN TRIP Vladimir Sorokin is a man who blew up the Soviet literary tradition. Sorokin Trip is the first documentary about the most significant writer and dramatist in modern Russian literature. Sorokin for the first time, talks about his own life with utmost frankness; his childhood in a worker’s settlement near Moscow, his life in the workshops of underground artists, the persecution he suffered at the hands of the KGB and pro-Kremlin youth organizations. Filmed on location in Moscow and Berlin.

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AIRBENDERS Even whilst holding onto an admission to The Juilliard School, Gu Yang fails to enrol because his parents had declared bankruptcy overnight. To achieve his music dreams, this classical music student turns to an entertainment company as a trainee. This drama tells a story about how young boys are willing to fight for their dreams, while supporting each other in a fierce audition contest and enduring strict training. As they fight to achieve their dreams, they also build friendships on their way to debut as an idol group.

COMPANY: MIGU CO LTD

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THE OUTLIERS The Outliers share the inspiring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things with their businesses and/or their lives, outside the comfort zone, as they inspire other potential Outliers to do the same. Cleaning Up the World’s Rivers & Oceans One Piece of Rubbish at a Time; Japan’s Biggest Outdoor Adventure Company; 4 Years Travelling Around New Zealand in a Van, these are all inspiring stories from resolute characters trying to make a positive impact on our world.

COMPANY: DOCUMENTARY FILM CENTER

COMPANY: LIGHTNING INTERNATIONAL

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ANOTHER LOVE WITH YOU A crazy situation sets the scene in a light-hearted and romantic look at what it takes to find happiness in the modern world. Five years since his divorce, Jiro suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his ex-wife, but this time, she is his boss at work! With her presence now a fixture of both his business and private lives, perplexed Jiro must find what it is he truly wants from this unbelievable situation.

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ENOUGH! “Enough!� is a six-part documentary series produced by Nonfiction.film in collaboration with online cinema Start.ru and Amurskie Volny studio. Each episode explores a different aspect of violence experienced by women in Russia: domestic violence, child abuse, humiliation, abuse during childbirth, harassment and discrimination in the workplace, as well as religious violence. The hosts of the series are actor, Vladimir Mishukov and journalist, Nastya Krasilnikova.

COMPANY: DOCUMENTARY FILM CENTER

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TWEETVILLE Tweetville is much like a normal human town. In Tweetville, it is the birds who go to work, go to school, travel by car, and walk in the parks, living the ordinary social life of city dwellers. Through the use of comical situations and small, everyday adventures of the little sparrows, the viewer can see his or her own life.

COMPANY: YOSHIMOTO KOGYO

COMPANY: PAROVOZ ANIMATION STUDIO

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JAPANESE VINTAGE CAR RESTORATION FACTORY Japanese Vintage cars have caught the attention of enthusiasts the world over. So-called “Vintage Cars” are a different type of old car, and in this series, we focus on antique cars made during the period of rapid growth that started in the 1960’s in Japan. This series focuses on the restoration process, from purchase all the way to complete restoration. Come see the beauty and craftsmanship of these restorers.

DOCUMENTARY

THE DEEPEST CAVE ON EARTH The film features the unique shootings from speleological travels, made by Pavel Demidov and his team of Moscow extreme cavers. The discoverers set a new world record: the Verevkin cave in Abkhazia, conquered by them, turned out to be the deepest on the planet. Each time, researchers are not one hundred percent sure that they will be able to come back, but, despite the dangerous floods, they make one of the most dangerous descents into the deepest of caves.

COMPANY: ODIN MEDIA

FAMILY

RAM PYAARE SIRF HAMARE Ram Pyaare Sirf Hamare is a situational comedy that would amaze audience with the hilarious tricks and tactics employed by a suspicious wife who tries all she can to protect her husband from the eyes of other women. This show encompasses a slice-of-life comedy drama which will bring the entire family glued to the screens with its entertaining and side-splitting humour. The universally injects a relatable subject about the constant fear in every married woman’s life – one that involves another woman in her husband’s life!

COMPANY: TURNER JAPAN K.K.

COMPANY: ZEE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES LIMITED

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I ONCE REMEMBERED THAT GUY The story follows Zhang Yang, Zhou Jingmao and their high school classmates as they pursue their dreams. Zhang Yang and Zhou Jing encourage each other as they meander through sweet and often torturous campus life, creating a beautiful and warm youth together. Their campus stories are sweet and sometimes filled with twist and turns, and they reminiscence their younger years in a reunion many years later.

DRAMA

YELL Yuichi is a talented self-taught composer, who meets and marries a young singer named Oto. Together, the two of them create a string of hit songs. Based on the true story of a composer, Yell is the story of a prolific creator who left a great body of work from before, during, and after the war – always delivering music that resonates with the hearts of the people.

COMPANY: NHK ENTERPRISES INC

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OH! MY SWEET LIAR! Talented painter Xiong Xiruo disguises as a servant in order to enter the Li Mansion and paint a mysterious picture. Xiong is tasked with serving the young master Li Hongbin and spends a night with him by mistake. Both Xiong and Li are trying to escape from something they don’t want, so they enter into a fake marriage. Meanwhile, the Song family brings crisis to Li’s Family. Xiong discovers a secret in the mysterious painting and works together with Li to take down the troublemakers. The fake couple eventually develop real emotions. COMPANY: CENTURY UU (TIAN JIN) CULTURAL COMMUNICATION CORP LTD

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BOONIE SQUAD Boonie Squad is an animated show for pre-schoolers. The magical Neva teams up with her best friends Briar, Bramble, and Vick to help those who are in need on Pine Tree Mountain. The Boonie Squad goes on adventures that teach teamwork, empathy, and lending a hand to help others. The team members all use their unique skills to solve problems and spread joy. The stories are warm, funny, and educational, while teaching valuable life lessons.

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SPACE NOVA Space Nova is a sci-fi adventure based on real science. The year 2162 has been a blast for the space exploring Nova family, especially when they discover the first ever proof that humanity is not alone in the universe. During a routine research mission, they stumble across an abandoned alien space craft, which escapes at speeds beyond anything they’ve ever seen. They now know for certain that an advanced, intelligent species does exist. The quest is on!

COMPANY: GOLDBEE

DOCUMENTARY

ONE CUP, A THOUSAND STORIES Tea is one of the greatest gifts that China has brought to the world as well as a symbol of Chinese civilization and heritage – it is a form of art, carrying a thousand-year-old tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation, and it has always played an important role in people’s lives. Through the story of tea in a way that has never been attempted before, to rediscover this extraordinary world.

COMPANY: FANTAWILD ANIMATION INC

COMPANY: MIGU CO LTD

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PETROPOLIS

O-EDO STEAM PUNK

The contact with an extra-terrestrial civilization has taken place: the aliens offer to transfer knowledge that would accelerate scientific and technological progress of the people without requiring anything in return. Vladimir Ognev, psychologist and one of the UN experts on aliens, is being interrogated: according to the interrogator, something that “can save the world” is hidden in Vladimir’s past. But what are the true intentions of the aliens? Only a few hours remain before the decision that can possibly end the history of mankind is taken.

Hundreds of years ago, on a blue planet far away, there was a city called Oedo. Oedo was a lively city full of all kinds of people. Yuta, a blacksmith apprentice, was an ordinary citizen who wanted to help others, but was pathetically weak. One day, he meets the city’s famous inventor, Gennai. Gennai gives Yuta his creation, a steam-powered armour which makes the wearer dozens of times stronger than normal. Meanwhile, the evil secret society Shimavaran is slowly closing in on the city of Oedo. With the help of the steam-powered armour, Yuto becomes the hero Steampunk to fight against Shimavaran.

COMPANY: REVOLUTION FILM

COFFEE HOUR CONTENT SHOWCASE

Get that Dalgona coffee for your 30-min show on:

KOREA CONTENT VILLAGE 2020

20 brand new content! Documentaries galore! A wide range of genres that will touch the hearts of people globally!

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