DAY 1: NOVEMBER 25 (TUESDAY)
THE KOREAN ANIMATION SCENE: A DIRECTOR’S PERSPECTIVE (by Ahn Jae-hoon, Animation Director, South Korea) [2:00 – 5:00 P.M.]
“Even though it is less than the life here on Earth, I wish the pictures drawn by my experiences and effort can be the thought for someone else.”
Ahn Jae-hoon is a director whose works value the emotions in color thus producing the system named “Studio”. He has gone through the process of Korean animation history through the film era up until the digital age. Moreover, he is the only director who has directed in all genres from a short animation to TV series, commercial films, promotion videos, OVA, and theater. Though he is somehow a realistic person, he has always listened carefully to the people who have lived in the contemporary period in order to make the animations which will encourage them to cheer up.
Sharing his perspective, we sit down and come face to face with the director whose body of work has contributed to the success of the Korean Animation Industry.
DAY 2: NOVEMBER 26 (WEDNESDAY)
Picking Producers’ Brains: What are they looking for? (BY Various Producers) [9:00 – 12:00 N.N.]
To support the industry’s efforts to develop more animated content in a number of different platforms, we invite producers and explore the inner workings of their minds. We aim to discover their individual processes, their requirements for choosing projects and production partners aside from identifying how they see animation in their future.
Conferences and Content Markets: Building a Competitive Edge (BY Adam Ham, CEO- Global Creative Media Agency Malaysia & Jefrey Linis, ACM SIGGRA PH) [2:00 – 5:00 P.M.]
For animation, developing content and seeing it made is already a challenge, more so in finding good distribution partners. It is twice as challenging for local animated content to be noticed and picked up by networks, producers, directors, and distribution outfits.
Our speakers Mr. Adam Ham of Global Creative Media Agency (GCMA) and Jeffrey Linis of ACM SIGGRAPH shall introduce the conferences and content markets that will hopefully aid creatives in distributing their animated works properly. We hope to learn from them the kind of network we need to build as content producers, some tips in getting our intellectual properties to stand out from the rest and hopefully be more familiar with the processes following the completion of an animated content.
DAY 3: NOVEMBER 27 (Thursday)
Finding a Place for Animation in the Cinema (BY Jacques-Remy Girerd, Director, Writer, Producer, Educator, France) [9:00 – 12:00 N.N.]
Jacques Remy Girerd – a name that is recognized in the European film industry. He is a writer, director, producer and educator. Known to be one of the pillars of the French animation industry, Director Girerd needs no further introduction because his body of work and accolades speak for itself.
In this session we hope to get a glimpse of how his brilliant mind works and understand how he was able to elevate the status of animated feature films to be in the same level of commercial success as live-action films.
How To Pitch to Cartoon Network? (BY: Yoshiya Ayugai) [2:00 – 5:00 P.M.]