ATF Chinese Pitch has begun its search for new content for Chinese-speaking markets and is currently accepting scripts from around the world in both Chinese and English.
Backed by G.H.Y. Culture & Media, ATF Chinese Pitch aims to encourage, promote and reward creativity, originality and innovation in theatrical and online movies and online drama series. Shortlisted finalists will present their concepts before a panel featuring Guo Jingyu, iQIYI VP Chen Xiao and screenwriter Xiao Ji Xiang Tian (The Ferry Man) at a live pitch on December 4. Each winner will be awarded $2,500 to help kick-start their projects, with a $11,000 script buyout on the table.
ATF and ScreenSingapore also will host the ATF Animation Pitch, the ATF Formats Pitch and the ATF Film Pitch. Submissions for the ATF Chinese Pitch are open through August 15, while the ATF Animation Pitch and ATF Formats Pitch are open through October 20. Call for entries for the ATF Film Pitch is open until September 1.
Yeow Hui Leng, group project director of ATF and ScreenSingapore, said: “As ATF celebrates our 20th anniversary, we remain committed to keeping Asia ahead of the curve and at the forefront of content creation. Winners of various pitches under ATF and ScreenSingapore have achieved success with invaluable support from our partners, and we hope to see even more stories emerge from Asia in the years ahead.”
G.H.Y. Culture & Media Group CEO Guo Jingyu added: “There is huge potential in young writers. In them, I see more passion and life than one can imagine. With guidance and resources, we can fully maximize their potential and grow the industry.”