Highlights from the 2017 International Animation Film Market

 
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Opening on Tuesday 13th June with the first-ever Mifa Campus boasting Guillermo del Toro as its patron, this year the Mifa will host all the professional conferences on site as well as the traditional Meetings: Territory Focus, Share With, Mifa Pitches, Mifa Press Conferences, the Video Library… and even recruitment sessions with major animation studios.

More vibrant than ever, the Mifa is taking place at the Impérial Palace from 13th – 16th June 2017 with 1,000 m2 additional surface area!

Here’s a little selection of things you won’t want to miss:

The first-ever Mifa Campus on Tuesday 13th June!

Guillermo del Toro will be the patron of the 1st Mifa Campus: A new day entirely dedicated to students and entry-level animation professionals. He will be presenting a “Conversation” at 2 pm at the Impérial Palace, Verdi A&B, a unique moment for this generation seeking references and sharing experiences. Carlos Saldanha, director of Ice Age and Rio among others, has also agreed to share an intimate moment with students, young professionals and experts at 9 am in the Tente impériale.

Three kinds of meetings will be held:

> Chat With, sessions, where studios will discuss their work environments, prospective job offers and the kinds of profiles they’re looking for.

For example, you’ll find:

Walt Disney Animation Studios: An Interactive Portfolio Workshop
10:30 am – TENTE IMPÉRIALE

Join the Force with ILM Recruitment
12:00 pm – TENTE IMPÉRIALE

The Folimage Studio
2:30 pm – TENTE IMPÉRIALE

> Workshops for animation artists, teachers or experts to share the savoir-faire and expertise.

On the programme:

Getting Hired and Staying Hired in Animation/VFX Studios
Terrence MASSON, Ilija BRUNCK, Boris JACQ, Alison MANN, Shelley PAGE, Javier ROMERO
11:00 am – VERDI A&B

Before the Animation Begins: Getting the Characters Ready to Act
Kristof SERRAND, Kim KEUKELEIRE
6:00 pm – VERDI A&B

> Feedback on new initiatives dealing with training programmes or talent incubators in France and abroad.

On the programme:

Creative Residencies in Animation
Xavier KAWA-TOPOR, Corinne DESTOMBES, Éric RÉGINAUD, Tim LEBORGNE
9:00 am – BERLIOZ A&B

ANDIMATION – Accelerator for Andean Animation
Denis CHAPON, Margaux GILLET
10:30 am – BERLIOZ A&B

RECA: A Unique European Network
Moïra MARGUIN, Danielle HARRELL
12:00 pm – BERLIOZ A&B

Zoom in on My 1st Job
Marie Armelle IMBAULT
6:00 pm – BERLIOZ A&B

Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the Year Award

The 2017 Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the Year Award will be given to Marc Bonny, President of the French distribution company Gebeka Films, and Eric Beckman, CEO of the American distribution company GKIDS. This award will celebrate their respective careers and salute their mutual commitments to policies for distributing independent films. Both men were responsible for putting My Life as a Courgette in the national and international limelight.

Women in Animation

Women in Animation and Les Femmes s’Animent, together with Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), the Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD) and Hiventy will present the very first WOMEN IN ANIMATION WORLD SUMMIT at this year’s Annecy Festival. MONDAY 12TH, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – ROTONDE DE L’EUROPE

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