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The first edition of VIRAL FEST ASIA (VFA) closed on a high two nights ago with over 8,000 music fans packing the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park grounds in Bali, Indonesia to enjoy 8 hours of non-stop performances by 27 top artistes from 12 Asian countries. Dubbed the biggest digital music festival in Asia with a “Everybody’s Going Viral” theme, doors opened to public at 5.00 pm and kicked off an hour later with a traditional Balinese dance by the GWK Dance Troupe – in honour of local Indonesian arts and culture. The first hour featured opening acts from …
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New script development initiative, Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC) has joined forces with the Produire au Sud producer training workshop. Part of the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France, Produire Au Sud has operated an annual workshop in Bangkok, Thailand for several years. SEAFIC is launching its three-part course at multiple locations across the region from October this year. The new arrangement will consolidate both programs’ calls for entries. The five projects eventually selected for SEAFIC will automatically be enrolled in Produire au Sud’s Southeast Asia workshop. The directors and screenwriter will attend SEAFIC’s script development lab, while …
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Southeast Asia’s first ever script lab – the Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC) – is launching in Thailand and Singapore this year with support from the Purin Foundation, Singapore Film Commission and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each year, SEAFIC will select five Southeast Asian filmmakers – working on their first, second or third feature film scripts – to work with script consultants over a period of nine months. The filmmakers will be invited to three lab sessions in Chiangmai, Thailand (October 23-30), Chiangmai again in late February 2017 and Singapore in late June 2017. During the final session …
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The National Film Development Malaysia (FINAS) is to establish new co-production partnerships with several foreign agencies at the Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) 2015, which is happening from 2nd to 4th December, with the aim to grow the creative industry by up to 30%. “Dato’ Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS who will be attending the market for the first time since his appointment as DG, will be meeting several global agencies and other national pavilions to forge relationship and encourage international co-productions. As such, FINAS will discuss with The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to promote and …
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The first ever WebTVAsia Awards 2015 which was held in Petaling Jaya last Friday marked a successful celebration of the digital content industry, with the participation of the best online content creators across 12 countries and exciting performances from talents across Asia. Online video stars have been recognised for their fantastic work with The Most Popular Channel and Most Popular Video awards for each of the participating nation’s best work. Moreover, the show was completed with eight Special Award categories including Brand of the Year, Digital Campaign of the Year, Freaking Awesome Video of the Year, Channel of the Year, Song of …
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KUALA LUMPUR, 23rd OCTOBER 2015 – In conjunction with Asia’s first ever digital creator awards WebTVAsia Awards 2015, Malaysia’s media entertainment group Prodigee Media and its digital media division WebTVAsia today signed a total of five strategic partnership MOUs with seven global media companies from China, Korea, USA and France. A summary of the deals are as follows:   Film Investment & Co-Production MOU between Prodigee Media, Heyi Pictures (China), Stellar Mega Pictures (China) & Wanda Pictures (China) Scope of partnership: Joint investment by Heyi Pictures, Stellar Mega Pictures and Wanda Pictures into an Original China Film Production “Teacher’s Diary” by …