Winners Revealed for ATF Animation & Formats Contests


At this year’s Asia TV Forum, the winners were unveiled for the inaugural ATF Animation Pitch, as well as the second ATF Formats Pitch.

Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation announced studio2 Animation Lab as the winner of the first-ever ATF Animation Pitch. The project, “The Western Journey of Pigsy,” was one of 61 entires submitted from across Asia. Chiu Li Wei and Grace Chuang from studio2 Animation Lab received a $19,000 prize from Green Gold Animation, including a $2,500 cash award and a consultancy package worth $16,500.

Chiu Li Wei, director at studio2 Animation Lab, said: “I am thrilled and excited to be named the winner of the inaugural ATF Animation Pitch. We had a unique concept and we felt that it allows viewers to experience the Journey in the West story in a contemporary way. Moving forward, we will work towards developing the script for the concept.”

For the ATF Formats Pitch, all3media international and ATF announced that Gamaliel Paulus (Gammy) from Indonesia was being given $3,500 in cash and a $16,500 consultancy package. The winner, “Ranking,” was chosen from more than 50 initial entries spanning 13 countries. The game show sees participants guess the correct order of a ranking in exchange for prizes.

Gammy noted: “As many people are familiar with rankings, I believe my format will appeal to any country. Also, I have not seen it in the form of a game show concept. As a producer myself, I understood that for a format to do well, it has to be simple. I am very thankful for the win—I didn’t expect it at all.”