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SINGAPORE [28 JULY 2022] The Asian Academy Creative Awards have announced details of their highly anticipated awards ceremonies and conference events revealing a long-awaited return to physical events.

The Grand Awards and Gala Final will be staged over two evenings at Singapore’s historic Chijmes Hall, an historic 19th Century Gothic styled chapel that was the location for the extravagant wedding scene in the hit movie “Crazy Rich Asians”.

The Grand Awards will be staged on Wednesday December 7th and Gala and famed AAAtv Red Carpet are set down for Thursday December 8th.

The old chapel precinct has become a major tourist attraction but, on this occasion, it promises to be a match made in heaven for the film and TV industry 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 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” says the Asian Academy’s CEO Fiona McKay.

“Certainly, within our region, the pandemic is still upper mind so, we’ll be staging the awards across 4 unique sessions, and turning around the audience each time, to ensure a more controlled environment” said Fiona before adding “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 will be broadcasted in various countries in APAC region reaching millions 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. It features in the celebrated 2018 Warner Bros. hit romcom “Crazy Rich Asians” starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeo, Awkwafina, Chris Pang, Remy Hii, Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua, Constance Lau, Fiona Xie and many others Asian talents.

Award Entrants will discover if they’re in the running for the coveted golden statuette when the National Winners are announced as part of a global livestream on September 30 on Asian Academy Creative Awards official Facebook Page and You Tube Channel.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards are supported by many international content heavyweights including Warner Bros. Discovery, The Walt Disney Company, Viu, Elevate Broadcast, Motion Picture Association, Meta as well as global insurance giant Gallagher and international law form Baker McKenzie.