We are in search of the next generation of great audio storytellers in Singapore!

Introducing Audible Accelerator Singapore. This programme aims to support Singapore-based small- and medium-enterprises to develop their capabilities and enable Singaporean creators to continue career development through COVID-19.

The Audible Accelerator Singapore aims to bring the best new voices of audio storytelling from Singapore to listeners around the world. The programme seeks to cultivate the abilities of local talent through training with international subject matter experts and to nurture Singapore’s budding audio-storytelling community. Audible respects and celebrates the glories of the human spectrum, and the accelerator hopes to open doors for up-and-coming creatives that represent this principle and bring their stories to the world.

SUBMISSION

 

We are looking for original, unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction, in single and multi-narrator stories, scripted multi-cast, audio documentary and innovative formats in the podcast space.

We will consider a short concept note/manuscript/proposal/an outline/writing sample. We are looking for stories that have global potential, with universal themes.

Submission content is to be readily adaptable into a podcast series.

TALENT

 

We encourage outstanding storytellers and producers across mediums —from novelists to journalists, theatre practitioners to filmmakers —to submit their best audio ideas to be considered for development as an Audible Original.

In particular, Audible seeks submissions from Singapore-based small- and medium-enterprises (“SMEs”) to be part of the Accelerator, to help develop their skillsets for the audio format. While you may submit multiple concepts for consideration, Audible will not choose more than one submission per entrant.

PROGRAMME

 

Accepted submissions will receive an invitation to an exclusive series of online content development workshops, hosted by Audible, where selected participants will hone and recalibrate their ideas, for a compelling audio-storytelling experience.

As a selected participant, you may expect to discover the different elements that make up audio content. Get to hear from successful audio creators on their storytelling techniques and building engaging narratives through sound.

DELIVERABLES

 

At the conclusion of training module (including video, seminar & workshop), all participants must have created a bible and pilot script for an original audio-production. Selected pilot entrants will pitch their idea to an Audible team before a final selection.

Only the final 10 teams will have the opportunity to produce the pilot for launch on Audible.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Audible is the leading creator and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, offering customers a rich destination for insight and inspiration to enhance their daily lives.


Find out more at https://www.audible.com/.

SPEAKERS

Carthew
Neal
Academy Nominated Film/TV Producer (Jojo Rabbit)
Madhuri
Shekar
Award-winning Writer & Playwright (Evil Eye)
Dirk
Maggs
Multi-award Winner & Director (The Sandman, X-Files, Alien)
Dr Tim
Sharp
Author/Speaker (Habits for Happiness) / Chief Happiness Officer – The Happiness Institute
Marc
Fennell
Author, Journalist, Radio Personality (It Burns, Nut Jobs)
Karen
Appathurai Wiggins
Audible Vice President Content, APAC
Mantra
Mugdh
Director, Kaali Awaazein (Amitabh Bachchan) and Mine and Yours, India Originals
David
K. Barnes
Script Writer & Editor (Doctor Who, Wooden Overcoats)
Kate
Seabury
Director of Original Content, Audible
Kate
Navin
Artistic Producer, Audible Theatre & Scripted Audio
Om
Swami
Author/Narrator (The Wellness Sense)
Lisa
Hintelmann
Head of Talent and Entertainment Partnerships, Audible
Amanda
Mooney
Head of Originals, Audible India
Peter
Browne
Pitch Coach, Founder - Intangible Communication
Kat
Lambrix
Director, Audible Studios
Vrajesh
Hirjee
Film, Theatre & Television Actor
Timothy
Warner
Senior Manager, Production,
Audible Studios
Karen
Yates
Director of Business Affairs, Audible Australia
Lydia
Shamah
Commissioning Editor (Scripted), Audible
Emilia
Lapenta
Senior Producer Audible Theatre

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I submit my project to Accelerator Singapore? What are the submission criteria for a project? What happens once I have submitted my project? We have put together answers to the most important questions on the submission process.

You can submit your project on our website. Register for an account and off you go. Register here before 25 October 2020, you only need an email address.

Our submission deadline is 25 October 2020, 23:59hrs. Both entry form and project attachments must be received by the deadline. After this date, submissions are unfortunately no longer accepted.

The Accelerator is primarily intended to help develop the capabilities of local Singapore media companies and talent in the creative field. As such, our selection priority for participants, separate from the quality of any submission, is as follows, in this order of preference:


Teams of up to 4 members from Singapore-registered small and medium-enterprises (“SMEs”) in the media field; and

Local media professionals, participating as individuals.


Audible will accordingly prioritise selecting from SMEs first to fill slots in the Accelerator, before considering individual submissions, which shall be on a case-by-case basis.


SMEs may be both Singapore-registered companies or businesses. Business must be owned by Singaporeans or Permanent Residents. For companies, they must be majority owned by Singaporeans or Permanent Residents. Participants who enter under an SME entry must be directors, shareholders, proprietors, employees or contractors (as the case may be) of the specific SME making the submission. For both categories, the individual participants must be Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents over the age of 18 years.


Entrants may make multiple project submissions in the same SMEs, subject to a maximum of 4 members per team.
For each project submission under the same SMEs, you may form multiple teams with different team members (maximum of 4 per team).
Individuals may only enter once. Also, if you are part of a SME team, you cannot also enter separately in an individual capacity.
However, only one project for each SME will be selected for the Accelerator. Each team will be notified regarding the status of their submissions via email.

No entry fee is charged.

We’re looking for stories that have global potential, with universal themes. Submission content is to be readily adaptable into a podcast series.

In our submission form you have the possibility to upload your materials. We accept Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) / PDF / MP3 / MP4 formats.

We accept submissions in English language only.

You are welcome to provide us with additional material such as trailers, dialogue lists, biographies etc. In the submission form you have the possibility to upload the documents.

After you have submitted, the submitted data will be checked by our programme team. If anything is missing or unclear, we will contact you immediately. So, if you do not hear from us, your submission is complete and ready for review.


Our selection team will review your submission and discuss it and all other submitted projects over a period of several weeks.


As soon as the selection is completed in November, our event secretariat will contact you and inform you of the selection decision.

You will be notified by email about the decision of our selection team in November.

Teams/Participants must commit to attend the scheduled virtual training and mentorship within this period: 21 November - 21 December 2020.


Final 10 selected teams/participants must be able to commit fully to the production timeline and final submission: 18 January - 1 March 2021.

If your submission has changed or if an error has crept in, you can always contact our event secretariat at [email protected]. We will be happy to adjust the data record of your submission before the submission deadline.

If your submission is rejected, the basic project information will remain in our database for archival and research purposes. Files and viewing links will be deleted by May 2021.

Do you have further questions concerning the submissions?
Please contact our event secretariat at [email protected].
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