Presentation

  1. Festival
  2. Mifa
  3. Meetings
  4. Mifa Pitches and Mifa Recruitment

Summary

Discover the Annecy Festival, the place of reference for animation in the world with the Mifa, the professional appointment for the industry, the Meetings and the Mifa Pitches.

The Festival: the world's top reference for animation films

Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favourite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners... in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

There are a number of theatres in and around Annecy screening Festival films from 10 am to 11 pm.

Each evening at 10:15 pm, there is also a screening on the giant screen on the Pâquier lawn (free to all).

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The International Animation Film Market (Mifa)

Don't miss the animation industry's foremost showcase in terms of co-producing, purchasing, selling, financing and distributing animation content for all broadcasting platforms.

The Mifa, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, is held in over 4,000 m² of exhibition space and welcomes over 550 international exhibiting companies.

Located at L'Impérial Palace, the exhibitors' market is open from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.

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Meetings

Exchanging ideas about all aspects of a film; either how it was made or distributed and talking about the creative, technical or business side of the process. Three types of conferences are offered, along with Masterclasses, Making of sessions, Keynote speeches, Work in Progress Feature sessions and new in 2016, Work in Progress TV!

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Mifa Pitches and Mifa Recruitment

The Mifa Pitches and Mifa Recruitment are exceptional moments of exchange between animation professionals and future talents.

These sessions take place on different floors and reception rooms of the Impérial Palace: Ravel A&B (5th floor) for the pitch sessions and the Brasserie (garden level) for the recruitment sessions.

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Sustainable Development

Initiatives and events

Getting around

  • Collective shuttles set up for the International Animation Film Festival
  • Bicycles for hire for delegates during the Festival
  • Systematic connection to the electrical network, avoiding exterior generators

Selective waste sorting and evaluation

  • Waste sorting skip made available to exhibitors
  • Waste paper collection at the exhibition site
  • Signs passed on to schools to be reused

Printing

  • Choice of service providers that use recycled paper and ink
  • Badges not systematically printed and reduction of printed material
Modification to in-house procedures
  • Fewer business trips in favour of video-conferences; digitalisation of material limiting the transport of films
  • Cuts in the systematic printing of documents; choice of digital communication
  • Selective waste sorting

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Team

Team more info

Meet the team who contributes each year to the success of the Festival. >>> more info

History

History more info

The Festival from then to now: the international animation reference. >>> more info

Archives

Archives more info

Take a look back over the Festivals since 1960. >>> more info

Take part

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You need accreditation to take part in the Festival >>> more info

  Annecy 2016 in a few figures

 

9,150 accredited from 85 different countries
530 exhibiting companies,
370 international buyers, distributors and investors,
330 journalists,
230 films in competition,
over 500 films screened,
9 theaters for 10 am to 11 pm viewing,
4 outdoor screens,
115,000 tickets sold throughout the week,
85 countries.