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 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 Meetings

Exchange ideas about the world of films, from how they are made to their distribution, talking about the creative, technical or business side of the process at the same time. Three types of conferences are offered, along with Work in Progress, Making of, Masterclasses and new for 2015, Keynotes!

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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

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

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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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.