Singapore Media Festival returns

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

The second edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF), November 26 to December 6, will have a stronger line-up of events featuring a new constituent event "Digital Matters”.

More than 17,000 are expected to attend the SMF, including members of the public and media professionals such as filmmakers, producers, program buyers, digital content creators and celebrities.

SMF will bring together five other constituent events this year: Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), ScreenSingapore (SS), Asian Television Awards (ATA).

This year, the SMF will open up more avenues for strategic partnerships, creative collaborations and investment opportunities into the region.

ATF will host several TV masterclasses for producers, including sessions by Melodie L. Shaw from the Writers Guild of America, and Dave Winnan, executive producer of international formats from ITV Studios.

"The new elements at this year's SMF will also strengthen investment opportunities for media players, establishing SMF's valued position as a key connector and platform for global media players venturing into Asia, and for Asian media professionals going global,” said Robert Gilby, chairman of the SMF Advisory Board.

For the first time, ATA will be broadcast "live", expanding the reach of the awards to more than 80 million households across Asia. The ATA will also award the achievement award this year to Liu Changle, founder, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television.

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