Story-Hacking: A Journey of Narrative Creation
Story-Hacking: A Journey of Narrative Creation

Speed Pitching (Media) 2016
Speed Pitching (Media) 2016

The Cross-Platform track brings media and literary industry professionals and enthusiasts together to discuss the latest trends in media content. It focuses on multi-platform storytelling, pitching, interactive narrative, and digital marketing to address the current issues and needs in the content market for children and young adults.

Take part in sessions with other media and literary industry professionals to connect and share experiences in innovating content for children across different platforms and media.

An AFCC Festival Pass gives you full access to these sessions.

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5 Sep 2019 (Thu)

9.00am - 10.30am
L16, The Pod Keynote

AFCC Launch & Keynote Address

Championing Diversity In A Volatile World

Featuring: Helen Wang, Sara Sargent, Mary George
Moderator: Geraldine Teo-Zuzarte

Why is it important for children to see themselves represented in the books and media they consume? What does it really mean to "Champion Diversity in a Volatile World"? 

To officially launch the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2019, join us for the opening keynote as our distinguished speakers will offer their views on this year's festival theme of Diversity in a series of keynote addresses, followed by a panel discussion.

Details

Add to Calendar 09/05/2019 09:00AM 09/05/2019 10:30AM Asia/Singapore AFCC Launch & Keynote Address

Why is it important for children to see themselves represented in the books and media they consume? What does it really mean to "Champion Diversity in a Volatile World"? 

To officially launch the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2019, join us for the opening keynote as our distinguished speakers will offer their views on this year's festival theme of Diversity in a series of keynote addresses, followed by a panel discussion.

Details

L16, The Pod
10.45am - 11.45am
L16, The Pod Panel

Insights from Media Commissioners: Within and Beyond the Media Landscape

Featuring: Derek Tan, Kevin Ho, Barry Toa

Get the scoop on what's in demand and on emerging trends in the industry. Learn more about what commissioners are looking out for, and how this might impact content creators.

Add to Calendar 09/05/2019 10:45AM 09/05/2019 11:45AM Asia/Singapore Insights from Media Commissioners: Within and Beyond the Media Landscape

Get the scoop on what's in demand and on emerging trends in the industry. Learn more about what commissioners are looking out for, and how this might impact content creators.

L16, The Pod
3.00pm - 4.00pm
L3, Drama Centre Foyer

It’s A Match! (Writers and Producers)

Featuring: Lynne Loi, Luanne Poh, Rachel Lim, Jean Yeo, Rehina Pereira, Adeline Foo

Are you a published author exploring to have your work adapted for the screen or to stage? Then join us at It’s A Match!, our speed-dating session where you meet media and theatre producers to talk about developing your books into a treatment for new platforms.

This event is open to all AFCC ticket holders. Limited slots available. 

Submission details

Add to Calendar 09/05/2019 03:00PM 09/05/2019 04:00PM Asia/Singapore It’s A Match! (Writers and Producers)

Are you a published author exploring to have your work adapted for the screen or to stage? Then join us at It’s A Match!, our speed-dating session where you meet media and theatre producers to talk about developing your books into a treatment for new platforms.

This event is open to all AFCC ticket holders. Limited slots available. 

Submission details

L3, Drama Centre Foyer
3.15pm - 4.15pm
L5, Imagination Room Talk

Creating Transmedia Narratives: New Frontiers in Children’s Storyworld Adventures Through Minecraft and Roblox

Featuring: Cheeno Marlo Sayuno
Moderator: Saad Chinoy

The popular online games Minecraft and Roblox allow children to create worlds and stories of their own through their transmedia engagement, even as the games have shuffled the production, consumption, and distribution dynamic of children’s content. Learn how storytelling for children has reached new frontiers through these platforms.

Add to Calendar 09/05/2019 03:15PM 09/05/2019 04:15PM Asia/Singapore Creating Transmedia Narratives: New Frontiers in Children’s Storyworld Adventures Through Minecraft and Roblox

The popular online games Minecraft and Roblox allow children to create worlds and stories of their own through their transmedia engagement, even as the games have shuffled the production, consumption, and distribution dynamic of children’s content. Learn how storytelling for children has reached new frontiers through these platforms.

L5, Imagination Room

6 Sep 2019 (Fri)

11.15am - 12.45pm
B1, Programme Zone Workshop

Immersive Storytelling with Virtual Reality (360VR)

Featuring: Tusitala

What does it feel like to be wrapped up in an illustration?

Join Tusitala to explore immersive technologies in a playful, hands-on and non-techy way. Take a look at various forms of digital storytelling, and walk through existing tools and techniques in the media landscape. Then use mahjong paper, sticky tape and smartphones to create a Virtual Reality experience.
No programming experience is required; just bring along your smartphones. Laptops not required, but nice to have.

Pre-event preparation: To maximise participation time for the session, please come with a book excerpt that has an evocative scene - 1) main or background action, 2) interesting characters, 3) rich or unique environment with potential for a lot of visual detail.  

Add to Calendar 09/06/2019 11:15AM 09/06/2019 12:30PM Asia/Singapore Immersive Storytelling with Virtual Reality (360VR)

What does it feel like to be wrapped up in an illustration?

Join Tusitala to explore immersive technologies in a playful, hands-on and non-techy way. Take a look at various forms of digital storytelling, and walk through existing tools and techniques in the media landscape. Then use mahjong paper, sticky tape and smartphones to create a Virtual Reality experience.
No programming experience is required; just bring along your smartphones. Laptops not required, but nice to have.

Pre-event preparation: To maximise participation time for the session, please come with a book excerpt that has an evocative scene - 1) main or background action, 2) interesting characters, 3) rich or unique environment with potential for a lot of visual detail.  

B1, Programme Zone
2.45pm - 3.45pm
L5, Possibility Room Talk

Bringing Stories to Life: Nurturing Young Readers Through Digital Technology

Featuring: Samuel Simon
Moderator: Gerald Cai

How can technology be used to kickstart a lasting reading habit? Join Samuel Simon as he delves into how traditional reading material can be transformed into digital screens as an alternative solution to make reading more interactive, rewarding and interesting for children!

Add to Calendar 09/06/2019 02:45PM 09/06/2019 03:45PM Asia/Singapore Bringing Stories to Life: Nurturing Young Readers Through Digital Technology

How can technology be used to kickstart a lasting reading habit? Join Samuel Simon as he delves into how traditional reading material can be transformed into digital screens as an alternative solution to make reading more interactive, rewarding and interesting for children!

L5, Possibility Room
4.00pm - 5.00pm
L16, The Pod Panel

Adaptation: Print To Screen

Featuring: Adeline Foo, Jyortimoy Saha, Rehina Pereira

Want to know what it takes to get a book turned into a film or television series? Get the know-how at this session, which features writers and producers in the business of print-to-screen adaptations.

Add to Calendar 09/06/2019 04:00PM 09/06/2019 05:00PM Asia/Singapore Adaptation: Print To Screen

Want to know what it takes to get a book turned into a film or television series? Get the know-how at this session, which features writers and producers in the business of print-to-screen adaptations.

L16, The Pod

7 Sep 2019 (Sat)

9.00am - 10.00am
L16, The Pod Talk

Book-Screening: Adapting the Picture Book Reading Experience for the Digital Age

Featuring: Aparna Kapur, Bijal Vachharajani
Moderator: Gerald Cai

The amount and variety of media entertainment available to children is increasing at a rapid rate. Join the speakers as they discuss how embracing technology can renew the way stories are told in picture books and transform storytelling through digital media.

Add to Calendar 09/07/2019 09:00AM 09/07/2019 10:00AM Asia/Singapore Book-Screening: Adapting the Picture Book Reading Experience for the Digital Age

The amount and variety of media entertainment available to children is increasing at a rapid rate. Join the speakers as they discuss how embracing technology can renew the way stories are told in picture books and transform storytelling through digital media.

L16, The Pod
10.15am - 11.15am
L16, The Pod

Media Pitch

Featuring: Kenny Tan, Seng Choon Meng, Kevin Ho, Barry Toa, Gary Goh, Saad Chinoy
Moderator: Tan Chih Chong

Take a step forward and translate your ideas into reality! Whether it's an idea for a television or web series, games or an interactive app, submit your proposal and get the chance to pitch your concept to a panel of commissioners.

Submission Details

Add to Calendar 09/07/2019 10:15AM 09/07/2019 11:15AM Asia/Singapore Media Pitch

Take a step forward and translate your ideas into reality! Whether it's an idea for a television or web series, games or an interactive app, submit your proposal and get the chance to pitch your concept to a panel of commissioners.

Submission Details

L16, The Pod
11.45am - 12.45pm
B1, Multi-Purpose Room Panel

Preparing Children for the Future Through Visual Learning

Featuring: Ann Gee Neo, Nina Ernst, Syahrizan Mansor, Nurul Ain Samsuri
Moderator: Tanya Wilson

The Future of Jobs Report cites complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity as the three most important skills a child needs to thrive in the  future. This session will explore the rise of edutainment and how exposing children to cutting-edge creativity – through images, literature and experiences – can inspire child-led learning and nurture social-emotional development.

Add to Calendar 09/07/2019 11:45AM 09/07/2019 12:45PM Asia/Singapore Preparing Children for the Future Through Visual Learning

The Future of Jobs Report cites complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity as the three most important skills a child needs to thrive in the  future. This session will explore the rise of edutainment and how exposing children to cutting-edge creativity – through images, literature and experiences – can inspire child-led learning and nurture social-emotional development.

B1, Multi-Purpose Room
5.30pm - 6.30pm
B1, Programme Zone Panel

From Page to Stage: Bringing The 13-Storey Treehouse to Life

Featuring: Andy Griffiths, Andrew Threlfall
Moderator: Lynne Loi

There are always inherent challenges in adapting words from a page to live action, but how challenging is it to bring to life one of the wackiest homes known in children’s fiction? Hear from author Andy Griffiths and theatre producer Andrew Threlfall as they talk about on the challenges (and excitement) of bringing The 13-Storey Treehouse to the stage. 

This session is supported by Snap! Entertainment and CDP Theatre Producers. 

Add to Calendar 09/07/2019 05:30PM 09/07/2019 06:30PM Asia/Singapore From Page to Stage: Bringing The 13-Storey Treehouse to Life

There are always inherent challenges in adapting words from a page to live action, but how challenging is it to bring to life one of the wackiest homes known in children’s fiction? Hear from author Andy Griffiths and theatre producer Andrew Threlfall as they talk about on the challenges (and excitement) of bringing The 13-Storey Treehouse to the stage. 

This session is supported by Snap! Entertainment and CDP Theatre Producers. 

B1, Programme Zone