Highlights and sneak peeks of
ATF and ScreenSingapore

Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information Chee Hong Tat opens 2016’s Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore

Minister Chee

Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information (Singapore) delivering his speech at the official opening of ATF and ScreenSingapore 2016

The 17th edition of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 6th edition of ScreenSingapore 2016 were officially launched on the morning of 7 December by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information. As part of the launch, Mr Chee also announced a partnership between LASALLE and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to establish WritersLab, an inaugural intensive scriptwriting programme. The programme aims to push the boundaries of scriptwriting and storytelling for television and online platforms by nurturing and developing the skills of Singaporean film and television writers.

Coming up: Fresh programmes from Singapore

The Singapore Pavilion gave visitors to the Asia Television Forum & Market an exciting sneak peek into new films and television programmes lined up for 2017. Ranging from sports to animation and romance, these soon-to-be-released programmes are already getting audiences around the world excited!

Jimami Tofu
By BananaMana Films, Singapore

Jimami Tofu still
Jimami Tofu - Nami and Ryan

Photo credits: BananaMana Films

A Chinese Singaporean chef, formerly working in Tokyo, finds himself in Okinawa begging a disgruntled old chef to teach him traditional Okinawan food. A top Japanese food critic finds herself in Singapore on an eye opening discovery of SEA cuisine. In reality both are looking for each other after an emotional breakup years ago when she left him without a trace. Emotionally crippled by their breakup he searches her home-town for her but discovers instead the art of traditional Okinawan food. Through it he learns the incredible balance of two cultures: Chinese and Japanese - the homely, warmth of Chinese style cooking with the precision, delicacy and visual artistry of Japanese cuisine: a balance they never had in their relationship. When she suddenly appears in Okinawa looking to find closure he cooks and serves her their final meal. Through it she discovers what she had been yearning for all these years - the beauty of both cultures balanced to perfection and realises he has found the key to being together again.

The PhoenIX
By Warrior 9, Singapore

The PhoenIX VR

Photo credit: Warrior9

Join The PhoenIX in the majesty of space on a journey through good vs evil, love and loss, friendship and betrayal.

The PhoenIX is a band of mercenaries unwittingly ensnared in a galaxy spanning power play by forces seeking to wrestle control of their crumbling empire.

Led by Oz, their determined leader, the team must uncover the conspiracy at hand and race against time to unite humanity against a common enemy in order to survive.

Salam Ramadhan Korea & Salam Ramadhan UK
By Monstrou Studio and Silver Wolf International, Singapore

Screengrab from Salam Ramadhan Korea
Screengrab from Salam Ramadhan Korea-2

Photo Credit: Monstrou Studio

The aim behind Ramadhan is to strengthen one’s self-discipline as well as spare a thought to those less fortunate than themselves. Having done a series in China, Turkey, Spain, Thailand and Australia, we now bring the successful formula to Korea and UK.

This info-edutainment series aims to debunk the false notions surrounding the Ramadhan festivities, presenting narratives of individuals from various backgrounds and local communities in an engaging and entertaining fashion.