Co-led by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Association of Independent Producers (AIPRO), a delegation of 17 Singapore media companies showcased at Mipcom Cannes 2022 uniquely Asian perspectives to a global audience through upcoming regional co-productions.
In what it was Singapore’s 22nd expedition to the Cannes’ market, the delegation presented over 460 hours of compelling stories from Singapore and Asia across more than 60 titles. Of the content offered, The Moving Visuals Co.’s “We Don’t Play Dolly,” which explores how India's blind women fight to find a place in the male-dominated world of cricket, has been nominated at the Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards, which spotlights positive programming and diversity onscreen.
Other stellar upcoming titles unveiled at the Singapore Party at Mipcom Cannes 2022 included: Scrawl Animation Pte Ltd’s “Alex Player”; Mocha Chai Laboratories Pte Ltd’s “Venus on Mars”; and Infinite Studios and Catchplay’s “Losmen Melati.”
● SINGAPORE MEDIA FESTIVAL 2022
Furthermore, also during Mipcom 2022, IMDA announced the ninth edition of its flagship annual event, the Singapore Media Festival (SMF), by unveiling a teaser video created for the festival at the Singapore Party event. This year, SMF will return as a physical event with an expected turnout of over 30.000, and will be held from November 24 to December 11, 2022, in Singapore, with the theme “Celebrating Asia’s Stories with the World”.
In 2021, the festival welcomed the attendance of over 18.000 delegates from over 60 countries. Over the past eight editions of the festival, more than US$1.89 billion worth of deals and partnerships have been made.
“Mipcom 2022 has been an incredible showcase for Singapore’s media companies and creative talent. There are immense possibilities for our vibrant media industry as we continue to pave the way for local producers to expand their horizons beyond our shores. We are pleased to announce that the ninth Singapore Media Festival (SMF) will be returning to full physical format this year. With the commissioning and acquisition of quality made-with Singapore content by global partners, Singapore is well-poised to be at the centre of deal-making for the region,” said Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive at Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore.
Khim Loh, President of AIPRO, added: “The milestone event has been a stronghold in connecting international players with Singaporean talents, and Mipcom 2022 has once again demonstrated its strengths in creating additional opportunities and partnerships for media companies and creators in Singapore.”
There are immense possibilities for our vibrant media industry as we continue to pave the way for local producers to expand their horizons beyond our shores.” Lew Chuen Hong Chief Executive at Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore