1. Festival
  2. Mifa
  3. Conferences
  4. Call for projects


Discover the Annecy Festival, the place of reference for animation in the world with the Mifa, the professional appointment for the industry, the conferences and the Call for projects.

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 is held in over 4,000 m2 of exhibition space and welcomes 513 international exhibitors.

Located at L'Impérial Palace, the exhibitors' market is open from 9 am to 7 pm with the visiting professionals' market open between 9:30 am and 7 pm.

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The Conferences

Anticipate changes in the sector from artistic, economic and technical points of view and talk over the important changes and challenges affecting the industry in a varied programme of subjects.

Over 4 days, these conferences serve as a forum for information, reflection and exchanges, furthering an understanding of the issues and deliberating on suitable practices.

They are organised at the Chambre de métiers and at Mifa – Salon Verdi A&B.

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The Call for projects

The Call for projects are a privileged exchange forum for animation professionals and the talents of tomorrow.

Located at the Mifa site, it takes place between the project area, the Recruitment area for talent scouts and the Rotonde du Parc for Meetings.

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Sustainable development

Initiatives and events

Moving 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


  • 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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History more info

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

Team more info

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

Archives more info

Take a look back over the Festivals since 1956. >>> more info

Take part more info

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

  Annecy 2014 in a few figures


7,000 accredited professionals from 80 different countries
513 exhibitors,
334 international buyers, distributors and investors,
300 journalists,
236 films in competition,
over 500 films screened,
8 theaters for 10 am to 11 pm viewing,
1 giant outdoor screen,
115,000 tickets sold throughout the week.