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An unrivalled growth once again, a 14% increase in surface area, which is now more than 7,200m² for welcoming industry in the sector, and an exceptional programme…

Annecy MIFA 2018

MIFA celebrating women… and Brazil

Created in 2015, the Mifa Animation Industry Award aims to highlight the people who have contributed to the changes in the animation industry through their achievements, investments and reflections. For the first time, this year the award will be given to an organisation – Women in Animation (WIA). Additionally, the Women in Animation World Summit organised by Women in Animation and Les Femmes s’Animent will take place on Monday 11th June.

With the Festival itself celebrating the Brazilian animation industry, MIFA will see a significant Brazilian delegation of more than 40 companies present with a 45m² stand.

Annecy MIFA 2018 stats

Annecy MIFA 2018 stats

Richard Williams – the patron of MIFA Campus 2018

Following in the footsteps of Guillermo del Toro, it is the turn of Richard Williams to be the patron of the second Mifa Campus. This day of events on Tuesday 12th June has the aim of gathering together students, emerging professionals and experts in animation around the themes of training, the creative process and recruitment.

As the patron of the Mifa Campus, Richard Williams will give a “Conversation with” to the young talents in animation, which is a unique moment for this generation searching for references and experiences to be shared.

Other MIFA Offerings

MIFA badge holders can also enjoy the following events, talks, and sessions:

  • Mifa Pitches: a presentation of the best animated film projects, all of which are unreleased and in the first phase of development. There are 5 categories: Feature films / Short films / TV series and specials / Interactive creations and transmedia / Animation du Monde
  • Mifa Recruitment: meetings between candidates and recruiters for preparing future international productions. In particular with: Illumination Mac Guff / Normaal / Silex / TAT / Method / Framestore / Sony Pictures / Blue Sky / Laïka / Xilam and many more
  • Share With: 30-minute presentations for understanding the strategies of the main broadcasters and financers. In particular with: Nickelodeon / The Walt Disney Company EMEA / GKIDS / Adult Swim / BBC Children’s
  • Territory Focus: presentation of films in development from the same area. This year, discover: Tokyo / Brazil / Mexico / China / South Africa / Argentina
  • Shoot the Book Anim’: a pitch session for French works of literature that has the objective of promoting adaptations into films.
  • Demo Sessions: an emphasis is placed on the latest tech tools and solutions
  • Meet the Composers: an event that makes it easy for film score composers, directors and producers to meet up
  • Market Screenings: Producers, distributors and sales representatives…reserve your screening in order to present your latest productions.

MIFA – the International Marketplace at Annecy – takes places between 12th – 15th June. View the full porogramme, or get your accreditation here.

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