Media Pass Pre-registration form are up and running on AFA 09 Official site. Looks like this year they are a bit strict on the passes compared to the previous year. Sadly to say that bloggers this year do not have a chance to get the passes conpared to last years event. Only those under registered media companies and freelance journalists with clear evidence that they are on an assignment from a specific news organization or publication are qualified for the passes.
Media Accreditation for Anime Festival Asia 09
Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press – print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media – who represent a media organization/ media outlet (*see below). Accreditation will be submitted for approval by the organisers upon completion of the online accreditation form.
Print, Radio and TV media representatives or Photographers and Cameramen will be asked to submit a valid press / work pass on the day of the event.
Please note that filming during the Music Concerts is strictly not permitted unless a special media pass is issued to camera crew.
Independent broadcast or film production companies are required to provide proof from a broadcast organization with information on where (channel) and when the program will air.
Online media must meet the following requirements, in addition to those above:
• The web publication must belong to a registered company, such as a media organization, and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and a telephone number.
• If the web site is new, the applicant seeking accreditation must provide the latest data on the site’s visitors or other relevant material (press citations, etc.) about the outlet’s audience. Note that online blogs do not qualify for media accreditation here.
Freelance Journalists: Freelance journalists can only obtain accreditation for a specific event or time period. Freelance journalists, including photographers, must provide clear evidence they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required.
Status of Application: Please check your e-mail for messages informing you of the status of your application. You will be notified within 5 working days upon your application online, of the status of your application.
For any queries about media accreditation, please contact the AFA09 press office (65 ) 6222 4704 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Passes are good for one individual only and are non-transferable. Press Passes are good for entry to all free events held at the Anime Festival Asia 09. For participation at Animation Asia Conference on 20 November 2009– please submit your requests in advance by 13 November 2009.
Please note: Press Passes do not guarantee seating and do not include admission into any ticketed Special Events. Additionally, Press Passes do not guarantee interviews with Anime Festival Asia guests. In order to obtain Special Events tickets or request an interview, you must contact Florence Ang or Shawn Wang from the press office by 13 November 2009.
Picking Up the Media Press Pass
Once you receive an e-mail confirming that your request for accreditation has been approved, you can obtain your media press pass from November 19 to 21 outside the event venue(s).
*Note on bona fide media organization