ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch 2023

press release

The leading programme for Asian-European co-productions, TIES THAT BIND is very proud to announce a new partnership with Asia's key content market and conference, Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and to launch a brand-new lab tailored specifically to the needs of the animation industry.

The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and TIES THAT BIND are joining forces for the ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch, starting 2023. This new initiative will bring together producers with projects from Asia and Europe with the potential and desire to explore new financing and co-production opportunities, new markets, and new audiences in both continents.

This brand-new initiative for animation producers and projects will complement the existing TTB Asia-Europe co-production workshop for featured projects.

QUOTE TTB: “We are thrilled to launch ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch together with our partners the Asia TV Forum & Market. The focus on animation will allow to open new opportunities of cooperation in the burgeoning animation sector and is the perfect addition to our existing training offer at TIES THAT BIND.”

QUOTE ATF: “It gives ATF great pleasure to continue the strategic relationship with TTB, having had a highly collaborative experience over the years curating business opportunities for various projects. Together with our industry partners, we look forward to developing facets within the ecosystem that will continue to benefit the creation of good content.”

What is TTB x ATF Animation Lab & Pitch?

The Animation Lab & Pitch brings together selected producers with animation projects from Asia and Europe, offering an insight into the animation markets, financing, and co-production possibilities in both continents.

An intensive online prep session in autumn segueing to an onsite lab, an open pitch, and further onsite activities with renowned industry decision-makers in December, the aim of the training is to prepare the participants for the market launch and pitch of their projects. Onsite events will take place at the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) in Singapore on December 6—8, 2023.

Target Group

We will select 8—10 selected animation projects (4—5 each from Asia-Pacific* countries and Europe*). Accepted formats include feature-length animated films, as well as TV formats (series or mini-series) and short films in development or financing stage. Preference will be given to projects with great creative potential, exciting visuals, interest and potential for co-production, and potential for travel across borders and continents. The program is not open to pre-school content. Preference will be given to animation for youth, families, and adults.

2 Sessions

1) 5-day online prep session by experts will take place in late October/early November 2023 online.

The main objectives of the online one-week intensive training are:

  • Understand how to prepare and structure a package for the international market
  • Get an insight into funding opportunities between Europe and Asia
  • Receive feedback on your financing plans, strategies and project pitch
  • Refine the preparation and delivery of a quality pitch

2) In-person lab & pitch @ATF will take place December 6—8, 2023 in Singapore.

The main objectives of the three-day on-site presence at the ATF market in Singapore are:

  • Participate in lab sessions by key decision makers
  • Networking with fellow attendees
  • Pre-stage guidance from a mentor for the Open Pitch
  • Participate in the ATF Open Pitch to showcase projects
  • Join in the curated matchmaking session with Asian / European experts / decision-makers

Condition of participation

The deadline is September 8th, 2023.

There is no submission/ participation fee.

All selected participants should cover their travel and accommodation to Singapore during the ATF market.

Talks are ongoing with European and Asian national/regional funds and promotion agencies in order to fully cover the costs of the participants from the respective countries. Please contact us for further information.

In addition, a limited number of partial travel & accommodation scholarships are available, with priority given to applicants from countries not providing any scholarships for this kind of activities, or participants in any other proven situation in need of financial support.

Each selected projects will receive up to 2 all-access passes to ATF.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by early October.




ATF x TTB is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, ATF and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union. It is supported by the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), a non-profit organization that seeks to unify film producers from the region.

For more information please contact:

Animation Lab Coordinator – Alessandra Pastore:


European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project, development and networking organisation for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers worldwide.

FVG Audiovisual Fund 
First experience in the Italian panorama, the aim of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Regional Fund is to support the development of local film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets. The Fund operates in three main sectors: training, to encourage the participation of local audiovisual professional in national and international courses for directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, camera operators, and sound engineers; development, to cover all the activities between the idea and the production phase, from the script writing and the research, to the casting, the fundraising and the presentation of a promo; distribution, along with the promotion of the projects, this last action includes a financial support to cover the production expenses, so as to create more competitive products.
Along with the ordinary management of the fund, the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized several events aimed at creating platforms for cinema professionals from all around the world and developing the local audiovisual industry.


Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) – the region’s leading entertainment content event – is the platform of calibre to acquire knowledge, network, buy, sell, finance, distribute and co-produce across all platforms. It is the premier stage in Asia to engage with the entertainment industry’s top players from around the world. It’s where the best minds meet and the future of Asia’s content is shaped.

ATF facilitates opportunities to discover vital trends, crucial statistics and significant foresight particularly in TV’s digital, kids and formats arenas. Its business match-making programme open doors to new connections in the region. With over 5,700 international buyers and sellers from more than 60 countries and regions, ATF presents valuable business prospects for top-of-the-line benefits.

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* Reference:

European countries eligible

APAC countries eligible

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Page published 14 June 2023. Updated 7 September 2023.

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