The Cross-Platform Summit provides a crossover networking opportunity for media and literary professionals from Asia and around the world. The conference presents a line-up of sessions and masterclasses centering on multi-platform storytelling, pitching, interactive narrative and digital marketing to address the current trends and issues in the content market.

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6 Sep 2018 (Thu)

9:00am – 10:30am
L16, The Pod

AFCC Launch & Keynote

Colin Goh, Myra Garces-Bacsal, Lucia Obi

Keynote Address 1 by Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal: 
Reading for Emotional Engagement and Imagine-Nation

Keynote Address 2 by Colin Goh:
Dim Sum Warriors: The Challenge of Asserting Heritage and Countering Stereotypes

Keynote Address 3 by Lucia Obi: 
Imagining Asia from Afar: Asia in the Mirror of European Children's Literature

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 09:00AM 09/06/2018 10:30AM Asia/Singapore AFCC Launch & Keynote

Keynote Address 1 by Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal: 
Reading for Emotional Engagement and Imagine-Nation

Keynote Address 2 by Colin Goh:
Dim Sum Warriors: The Challenge of Asserting Heritage and Countering Stereotypes

Keynote Address 3 by Lucia Obi: 
Imagining Asia from Afar: Asia in the Mirror of European Children's Literature

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L16, The Pod
10:45am - 12:45pm
L3, Drama Centre FR2 Masterclass

Building Collective Storyworlds

Marco Sparmberg

Digital technology has fundamentally changed how humans connect and interact with one another. New narrative models are emerging that lend themselves to the ever evolving environment of pervasive communication. In this hands-on session, participants will go through multiple stages of collective story creation by using elements of a transmedia universe as engine for a decentralised narrative approach.  

Note: Please note there are only 25 slots for this session. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 10:45AM 09/06/2018 12:45PM Asia/Singapore Building Collective Storyworlds

Digital technology has fundamentally changed how humans connect and interact with one another. New narrative models are emerging that lend themselves to the ever evolving environment of pervasive communication. In this hands-on session, participants will go through multiple stages of collective story creation by using elements of a transmedia universe as engine for a decentralised narrative approach.  

Note: Please note there are only 25 slots for this session. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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L3, Drama Centre FR2
11:00am - 3:00pm (lunch provided)
L16, The Pod Masterclass

Pitch-Perfect: The Ultimate Pitch-Ready Masterclass!

Marc Checkley

To prepare: An outline of your pitch idea (about 300 - 500 words) for review prior to the session. You may submit your pitch outline here.

Back by popular demand! Do you have an amazing idea or series concept, but with no clue how to bring it together and pitch it to the right people? This pitching masterclass gives you all the necessary tools, skills and feedback to make you a pitch-pro!

*Please note that this masterclass is mandatory for all those wishing to participate in the Speed Pitching (Media) event on Friday, 7 September. 

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 11:00AM 09/06/2018 03:00PM Asia/Singapore Pitch-Perfect: The Ultimate Pitch-Ready Masterclass!

To prepare: An outline of your pitch idea (about 300 - 500 words) for review prior to the session. You may submit your pitch outline here.

Back by popular demand! Do you have an amazing idea or series concept, but with no clue how to bring it together and pitch it to the right people? This pitching masterclass gives you all the necessary tools, skills and feedback to make you a pitch-pro!

*Please note that this masterclass is mandatory for all those wishing to participate in the Speed Pitching (Media) event on Friday, 7 September. 

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L16, The Pod
3:15pm - 4:15pm
L3, Drama Centre FR2 Talk

Producing Teen Content for Digital Platforms - The Leon Theory

Mary Chin

The creative team from Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media will share how the teen web series got made- from pitching the idea, to writing scripts, and how the story was extended through transmedia platforms. 

To view episodes from the series on Viddsee, visit the link here

Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 03:15PM 09/06/2018 04:15PM Asia/Singapore Producing Teen Content for Digital Platforms - The Leon Theory

The creative team from Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media will share how the teen web series got made- from pitching the idea, to writing scripts, and how the story was extended through transmedia platforms. 

To view episodes from the series on Viddsee, visit the link here

L3, Drama Centre FR2
5:30pm – 6:30pm
L1, Visitors Briefing Room

Small Island on the Big Screen: Singaporean Stories to Remember

Adrian Tan, Jean Yeo, Kenneth Liang

“Stories can make someone immortal as long as someone else is willing to read and listen.” - Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End.

What were some of the best stories that have been immortalised in the minds of readers and viewers? From The Teenage Textbook to Moulmein High to Fighting Spiders, three speakers will share their insights on how their stories and characters have left an indelible print in Singapore’s Y.A. canon.

Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 05:30PM 09/06/2018 06:30PM Asia/Singapore Small Island on the Big Screen: Singaporean Stories to Remember

“Stories can make someone immortal as long as someone else is willing to read and listen.” - Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End.

What were some of the best stories that have been immortalised in the minds of readers and viewers? From The Teenage Textbook to Moulmein High to Fighting Spiders, three speakers will share their insights on how their stories and characters have left an indelible print in Singapore’s Y.A. canon.

L1, Visitors Briefing Room

7 Sep 2018 (Fri)

9:00am - 10:00am
L16, The Pod

Keynote and Meet the Commissioners

Marc Checkley, Leslie Lee, Glenn Bartlett, Khim Low
Moderator: Marc Checkley

This keynote address discusses the themes for the sessions and workshops at the AFCC 2018 Cross-Platform Summit, with key information and data for attendees.

In Meet the Commissioners, we pose interactive and insightful questions, to regional and international broadcasters and content platforms.

Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 09:00AM 09/07/2018 10:00AM Asia/Singapore Keynote and Meet the Commissioners

This keynote address discusses the themes for the sessions and workshops at the AFCC 2018 Cross-Platform Summit, with key information and data for attendees.

In Meet the Commissioners, we pose interactive and insightful questions, to regional and international broadcasters and content platforms.

L16, The Pod
10:15am – 11:15am
L16, The Pod

VR360 Storytelling

Aaron Tan, Ellie Ngim

Transmedia storytelling now takes on another dimension – VR360 films. In the last 3 years the price of VR equipment has come down exponentially. Virtually anyone can now shoot their own VR film using their phones. But the biggest question remains: How is VR storytelling different? And as a writer, how do you write a script for VR?

Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 10:15AM 09/07/2018 11:15AM Asia/Singapore VR360 Storytelling

Transmedia storytelling now takes on another dimension – VR360 films. In the last 3 years the price of VR equipment has come down exponentially. Virtually anyone can now shoot their own VR film using their phones. But the biggest question remains: How is VR storytelling different? And as a writer, how do you write a script for VR?

L16, The Pod
10:15am - 12:15pm
B1, Multi-Purpose Room Masterclass

Play & Replay: How To Prepare Your Creations For Multiple Platforms & Adaptations

Colin Goh

If you're spending time and effort creating something, why not adapt it for multiple platforms as well? In this masterclass, Colin Goh, co-creator of critically-acclaimed comic series Dim Sum Warriors, reveals how his kung fu-fighting dumplings developed from an app to printed graphic novels and children’s picture books, to and most recently, a stage musical. Participants will take away key skills to map the potential of their own creations and capitalise on available opportunities.

To prepare: Participants should ideally have a creation in progress and be willing to share basic information for brainstorming and feedback purposes.

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Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 10:15AM 09/07/2018 12:15PM Asia/Singapore Play & Replay: How To Prepare Your Creations For Multiple Platforms & Adaptations

If you're spending time and effort creating something, why not adapt it for multiple platforms as well? In this masterclass, Colin Goh, co-creator of critically-acclaimed comic series Dim Sum Warriors, reveals how his kung fu-fighting dumplings developed from an app to printed graphic novels and children’s picture books, to and most recently, a stage musical. Participants will take away key skills to map the potential of their own creations and capitalise on available opportunities.

To prepare: Participants should ideally have a creation in progress and be willing to share basic information for brainstorming and feedback purposes.

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B1, Multi-Purpose Room
11:30am - 12:30pm
L16, The Pod Panel

Totally Totto: Comic Book to TV Adaptation

K Rajagopal, Rehina Pereira

What was it about the Sir Fong comic book series that engaged the producer’s interest? What does OKTO as Commissioning Network like about the concept and pitch proposal? What are some practical insights for writers to consider, if they are exploring screen adaptations to reach a broader audience for their work? Hear from a producer, a writer and a director on their experience of adapting a comic book series for the TV screen.

Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 11:30AM 09/07/2018 12:30PM Asia/Singapore Totally Totto: Comic Book to TV Adaptation

What was it about the Sir Fong comic book series that engaged the producer’s interest? What does OKTO as Commissioning Network like about the concept and pitch proposal? What are some practical insights for writers to consider, if they are exploring screen adaptations to reach a broader audience for their work? Hear from a producer, a writer and a director on their experience of adapting a comic book series for the TV screen.

L16, The Pod
1:30pm - 2:30pm
L16, The Pod

Speed Pitching (Media)

Leslie Lee, Michele Schofield, Jyotirmoy Saha, Rehina Pereira, Glenn Bartlett
Moderator: Marc Checkley

Participants have 5 to 10 mins to pitch their concept​ to key broadcasters and production houses, be it an idea for television, online, a game or even an interactive app!

More information available here

*Participation in this session is reserved for those who have attended Pitch-Perfect: The Ultimate Pitch-Ready Masterclass! 
 

Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 01:30PM 09/07/2018 02:30PM Asia/Singapore Speed Pitching (Media)

Participants have 5 to 10 mins to pitch their concept​ to key broadcasters and production houses, be it an idea for television, online, a game or even an interactive app!

More information available here

*Participation in this session is reserved for those who have attended Pitch-Perfect: The Ultimate Pitch-Ready Masterclass! 
 

L16, The Pod
L3, Drama Centre FR2 Workshop

You’ve Got The Look

Bernard Toh
Moderator:

The look, feel and style of characters plays a major role when developing an animated series, app or game for varied audiences. In this focused session, we explore the challenges of character design with top designers and animators. Participants are encouraged to bring their own character designs to the session.

Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 01:30PM 09/07/2018 02:30PM Asia/Singapore You’ve Got The Look

The look, feel and style of characters plays a major role when developing an animated series, app or game for varied audiences. In this focused session, we explore the challenges of character design with top designers and animators. Participants are encouraged to bring their own character designs to the session.

L3, Drama Centre FR2
3:00pm - 4:30pm
L16, The Pod

Ultimate Pitch Finals

Leslie Lee, Michele Schofield, Jyotirmoy Saha, Kathy Lee
Moderator: Marc Checkley

The five best concepts from the Speed Pitching sessions will go head-to-head in this new event, for a chance to be crowned the Ultimate Pitch Winner! Starring some of the industry's top producers, this fun competitive event will be both insightful and entertaining for all content creators.

Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 03:00PM 09/07/2018 04:00PM Asia/Singapore Ultimate Pitch Finals

The five best concepts from the Speed Pitching sessions will go head-to-head in this new event, for a chance to be crowned the Ultimate Pitch Winner! Starring some of the industry's top producers, this fun competitive event will be both insightful and entertaining for all content creators.

L16, The Pod

8 Sep 2018 (Sat)

10:15am – 1:15pm
B1, Multi-Purpose Room Masterclass

Creative Storymaking: A Masterclass Taster

Adeline Foo, Hidayah Amin, Lee Seow Ser

A masterclass offering a taster of a brand new Digital Media series, Creative Storymaking (Digital Publishing) will be launched by Singapore Polytechnic. Presenting the nuts and bolts of writing and creating content for TV and digital publishing, this masterclass is taught by Adeline Foo, Hidayah Amin and Lee Seow Ser. 

Participants can submit their proposals (not more than 150 words) for review by the facilitators before the session via the submission link here.

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Add to Calendar 09/08/2018 10:15AM 09/08/2018 01:15PM Asia/Singapore Creative Storymaking: A Masterclass Taster

A masterclass offering a taster of a brand new Digital Media series, Creative Storymaking (Digital Publishing) will be launched by Singapore Polytechnic. Presenting the nuts and bolts of writing and creating content for TV and digital publishing, this masterclass is taught by Adeline Foo, Hidayah Amin and Lee Seow Ser. 

Participants can submit their proposals (not more than 150 words) for review by the facilitators before the session via the submission link here.

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B1, Multi-Purpose Room