Singapore recently announced that they’ll launch the Asian Academy Awards to replace of the troubled Asian Television Awards. it seeks to support and encourage filmmaking across Asia.
The Asian Academy Awards will combine an awards show with industry development elements. It will run Dec. 6-7, 2018. “The AAA will recognize quality broadcast and other forms of media content, including OTT, short-form and immersive media content, from across the region, such as Singapore, Australia, China and South Korea,” organizers said in an announcement circulated by the Singapore government’s Infocomm Media Development Authority. “The AAA is also committed to nurturing future generations of storytellers through its ‘Skills Development Programme.’ The program includes case studies, internship programs, masterclasses and industry panels.”
Robert Gilby, chairman of the SMF Advisory Board said: “The AAA will be a key platform to showcase outstanding Asian content and talent to the world, and complements SMF’s commitment to recognizing creative excellence.”