Singapore has made a strong showing at the 2017 Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) with 77 media companies showcasing their latest works at the Market’s Singapore Pavilion. ATF is part of the on-going Singapore Media Festival that will run from 29 November to 1 December 2017.
Presented by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), the line-up includes over 800 hours of compelling Asian stories with 138 film, television, VR and game titles from a diverse range of genres.
Ranging from animation and documentaries to dramas and reality programmes, they are produced and distributed by local companies like Robot Playground Media, BananaMana Films, XTREME Media, Monstrou Studio, Clover Films and more.
Hit It: is an award-winning game show format that takes a spin off normal sports games pitting two teams against each other in a series of comedic sports-linked challenges.
Produced by Xtreme Media, the original and ingenious format came out tops at last year’s inaugural ATF Formats Pitch. It has since been produced in Singapore and commissioned for Mediacorp’s Suria channel, and will debut in February 2018.
Internationally-acclaimed animation series, Oddbods follows the adventures of seven adorable characters as they traverse their way through the most seemingly-ordinary situations, often with unexpected consequences. Produced by Singapore-based One.
Animation and distributed by Bomanbridge Media, the series will be releasing an Oddbods Christmas Special for the first time, which follows the motley crew as they attempt to save Santa and Christmas from the trouble they’ve created.
Oddbods is broadcast in over 100 countries internationally, and was recently announced as one of the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards nominees.
Art of Craft by Beach House Pictures explores the compelling human stories behind the world’s leading master craftsmen and the stunning beauty of their pieces. It aims to share with audiences the authenticity, passion and unusual skills of these modern-day artists in their pursuit of perfection.
The new seasons and titles for 2018 and beyond are:
The Violinist: by Robot Playground Media brings audiences on a moving story of a legendary violinist, as she recounts her life and career spanning across 80 years of Malaya, Singapore and Southeast Asian history. The 90-minute feature-length animation was adapted from Robot Playground’s well-received short film, The Violin.
The Wayang Kids: follows a group of primary school students as they put aside their differences and overcome cultural and language barriers to represent their school in an international Chinese Opera performance.
The animated family movie produced by Singapore-based Brainchild Pictures in collaboration with China’s Beijing Film Academy – Youth Film Studio, looks to highlight and showcase Singapore’s different cultures and languages to young children.
A Simple Wedding: follows the life of Su Yu, a free-spirited girl whose dreams of a simple, peaceful wedding gets overturned when she agrees to wed her fiancé, Nuo Yan. From overbearing in-laws, to jealous best friends, to a house on fire and a funeral on the wedding day itself, the romance comedy film by Clover Films, mm2 Entertainment and WeiYu Films is currently in the post-production stage.