Congrats SuperPitch HD Shortlisted Entries 2008

Superpitch HD finalists unveiled

The organizers of Superpitch HD, taking place the morning of December 11 2008 as part of the Asia TV Forum at Suntec City, have unveiled the competition finalists.

Having attracted 28 high quality entries from across the region – including Taiwan, Thailand, China, Malaysia and Singapore – the six shortlisted entries are:

Anuhan Tomato (Thailand) - Art & Anuhan Tomato
EVO Productions (China) – For Parkour
I Like Entertainment (Malaysia) – Soul Sisters
Kanya Animation (Thailand) – Tiger Heart
Linktree (Malaysia) – Hurrah, Hurray!
Xanthus (Taiwan) - Yameme

Those shortlisted will have five minutes to pitch their idea ‘live’ to the judging panel.

Magz Osborne, managing editor of organizing publications Asia Image and Television Asia Plus, said that the shortlisting process was incredibly difficult given the incredibly high standard of the entries received.

“The entry standard this year was quite staggering, choosing six finalists meant some difficult decisions for our panel. We would strongly urge those who did not make the shortlist not to be disheartened or discouraged, and to definitely keep pursuing their projects,” she said.

What is Superpitch HD?

Superpitch HD is the region’s premium pitching event for aspiring and experienced professionals in TV production. Organized by renowned industry publications Asia Image and Television Asia Plus magazine, Superpitch HD invites entries from around the region – with the shortlisted finalists getting the chance to pitch their idea live, at the Asia TV Forum, to a panel of expert judges.


Superpitch HD is part of Asia Television Forum 2008 – Asia’s largest conference and market attended by professionals from over 40 countries. Superpitch HD offers contestants rare access to a panel of commissioning editors and executives from channels, networks and content creation companies in the region.

Shortlisted entrants will be expected to conduct a pitching session in person. The format of the session: a five-minute pitch, followed by a question & answer session with the judges.

Exciting prizes unveiled!

Apart from the emphasis on HD, another major difference for Superpitch in 2008 is the exciting prizes on offer. Apart from the invaluable pitching experience, media exposure and the opportunity to meet some of the region’s most influential programming decision-makers, this year’s winner has the opportunity to undertake a six-month internship at Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (worth $10,000) as well as post-production hours sponsored by Iceberg.

Who is eligible to take part in Superpitch HD?

Superpitch HD is open to all studios and production houses whose primary base is in any Asia Pacific country, including: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam.

What type of projects are suitable and what should be submitted?

Contestants are to send in the concept for their new content, which can be in any genre but should be suited to production in High-Definition (HD), complete with supporting materials.

Contestants are required to submit the following materials:

• completed entry form

• proposed production budget (indicate sources of funding, if any)

• production schedule (estimate number of days required for pre-production, production, post production)

• any supporting materials; including but not limited to word documents, powerpoint slides, flash presentations, video clips, animatics, pre-visualisation, trailers, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, paintings, photos, illustrations etc

Is there an entry fee?

No, and companies can submit as many entries as they like – so long as entries have not already been commissioned or are already in production.

How does the selection process work?

Entry forms are available at Entries must be received on or before 7 November 2008. A selection committee will then select the best six Superpitch entries. Short-listed companies will be notified by 14 November 2008.

When & where will the pitching session take place?

Superpitch HD will take place on the morning of Thursday 11 December 2008, as part of the Asia TV Forum being held at Suntec City, Singapore.

What does the competition entail?

Short-listed entrants pitch their ideas to a specially-selected panel of commissioning editors and senior executives from networks and content creation companies in the Asia Pacific region. Competitors have five minutes to pitch their concept, followed by a question and answer session with the judges.

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