The Asian Academy Creative Awards to be held in December

Mumbai: The Asian Academy Creative Awards have announced details of their highly anticipated awards ceremonies and conference events, revealing a return to physical events.

The awards and gala final will be staged over two evenings at Singapore’s Chijmes Hall. This is a historic 19th Century Gothic styled chapel that was the location for the extravagant wedding scene in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.”

The Awards will be staged on 7 December, and the Gala and AAAtv Red Carpet are set for 8 December.

The old chapel precinct has become a major tourist attraction but, on this occasion, it aims to be a match made in heaven for the film and TV industries as they vie for the elusive golden ‘Goddess of Creativity’ statuette.

The National Winners Conference will be staged across the morning of the same two days. The conference, the organisers said, has become something of a hot ticket due to its heavy focus on the best creatives from each nation or territory, creating an ideal platform for those on the lookout for international co-production partners.

"We hope the historic chapel grounds will inspire quite a few ‘production marriages’ during the conference," said the Asian Academy’s CEO Fiona McKay.

She added, “Certainly, within our region, the pandemic is still uppermost in mind, so we’ll be staging the awards across four unique sessions, and turning around the audience each time, to ensure a more controlled environment. That said, we want to be able to maximise the networking and B2B opportunities that drive global sales and production alliances.”

The AAAtv Red Carpet will welcome the public and be seen live around the world, but the awards ceremonies will be attended exclusively by invitation and broadcast in various countries in the APAC region, reaching millions of viewers.

The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel (now called Chijmes Hall) was completed in 1903, and its stained-glass windows were imported from Bruges, Belgium.

Award entrants will discover if they’re in the running for the golden statuette when the national winners are announced as part of a global livestream on 30 September on the Asian Academy Creative Awards official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards are supported by several companies, including Warner Bros. Discovery, The Walt Disney Company, Viu, Elevate Broadcast, Motion Picture Association, and social networking company Meta, as well as global insurance giant Gallagher and international law firm Baker McKenzie.

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