ShoutOUT! Call for entries to pitches at the 20th Asian TV Forum

Calling all writers, directors, animators, the Asian TV Forum (ATF), a platform in Asia that connects influential industry players in the entertainment content industry across all genres and platforms is back and will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. They are looking for pitch submissions on scripts, animation ideas and new concepts!

As with previous years, there are pitch competitions that aim to bring the best out of Asian content makers, exposing these ideas for export and development within or outside of the region. Finalists stand a chance to win cash prizes to develop their winning concept or earn once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to have their script scouted and purchased. There are 3 main pitch programmes; ATF Chinese Pitch, ATF Animation Pitch and ATF Formats Pitch. All are open to individuals, students, freelancers and companies who have the idea and dare to dream big.

The ATF Chinese Pitch encourages creators to submit scripts for movies and drama series which has potential to expand into Chinese-speaking territories. All scripts submitted has to be in Chinese language or translated into Chinese language. It includes 2 distinct pitches in the movie and online drama series space, across all genres.
Learn more here.

  • 15 May 2019: Call for submissions open
  • 15 August 2019: Deadline for treatment submissions
  • 15 October 2019: Deadline for scripts submissions
  • 20 November 2019: Finalists announced
  • 4 December 2019: Live Pitch

The ATF Animation Pitch is the premier Asian pitching competition for individuals, students and small to medium sized companies with new & innovative concepts in animation in a variety of genres including comedy, adventure, action and fantasy, targeting at kids of all ages.

This is a platform that showcases Asian originality, and exposes ideas for export and development within and outside of the region.

The winner will receive a US$19,000 prize, comprising a US$2,500 cash award and a consultancy package to the value of US$16,500, tailor made for the winner to develop their animation, making it ready to pitch to broadcasters. Click here to read more.

  • 1 April 2019: Call for entries opens
  • 20 October 2019: Deadline for entries
  • 1 November 2019: Finalists official announcement
  • 4 December 2019: Finalists rehearsal
  • 5 December 2019: Live Pitch


The ATF Format Pitch is designed to discover innovative concepts for new and original non-scripted entertainment formats from the pan-Asian region. The winner will receive S$3,500 in cash to develop the idea. More information can be found here.

  • 15 May 2019: Call for entries opens online
  • 20 October 2019: Deadline for entries
  • 11 November 2019: Finalists official announcement
  • 4 December 2019: Rehearsal meeting for the finalists
  • 5 December 2019: Live Pitch

Submissions will be reviewed by judges from prominent brands in the industry. Shortlisted projects will be announced on ATF official website by late October/early November 2019. Finalists will gather at ATF for a Live Pitching sessions, where the winners will be announced.
Submission is FREE. It is not required to be a registered attendee of ATF to enter this competition.

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