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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

If you have an idea for your book project to be adapted for the screen or other media platforms, join us for this Media Pitch,  where you will have the opportunity to get feedback from experts and practitioners in the industry. 

Submissions for the Media Pitch are open to all AFCC Festival Pass holders (1-Day and 4-Day Festival Pass). The submission link can be found in the e-ticket confirmation email from Eventbrite. 

adaptations Pitching

Anja von Kampen

Anja von Kampen (Germany)

Anja von Kampen is a Berlin-based film producer, director, world traveler, inventor and author. In 2012, she created the award-winning animated character Knietzsche for German children's television. As of now the Knietzsche universe consists of eleven books, an app and almost 80 short-films, available in different languages.



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Carlene Tan

Carlene Tan (Singapore)

Carlene Tan is the Director of Orignal Production and Development (Kids - Asia Pacific) at Warner Bros. Discovery where she leads a team in identifying new IP and producing original content. She currently oversees and steers production of APAC originals, including the International Emmy-nominated series, Lamput. Her portfolio includes projects such as  Oddbods and Insectibles at One Animation and original animation at Disney SEA. 

Esan Sivalingam

Esan Sivalingam (Singapore)

Co-founder of Hoods Inc. Productions, Esan is best known as the writer and director of Singapore and Malaysia’s highest rated English comedies, Under One Roof and Phua Chu Kang. Approaching his 30th year in the media industry, he has created over 500 hours of content for multiple genres and formats.

Nicholas Oh

Nicholas Oh (Singapore)

Nicholas oversees the content strategy for local commissions for kids programmes on Mediacorp's kids brand, and Okto on platforms like YouTube & linear channels.    

Jyotirmoy Saha

Moderator Jyotirmoy Saha (Singapore)

Jyotirmoy Saha is a media entrepreneur and the Founder of August Media Holdings, a top content creator for kids and youth that has titles on air in 120 countries. His company has won multiple international awards and he is personally credited on over 60 TV and film titles.    

Programme dates and times are subject to change.