"MIFA has high hopes for attendance.
This year's MIFA market at the Annecy Animation Film Festival in France looks set to attract a higher attendance than last year, after recording more advanced bookings and extending its exhibition space.
Disney Studio is returning as an exhibitor, while new 'umbrella' booths will host regional animation studios and producers, include those from Quebec, Mexico, Argentina and Hong-Kong.
The Asian contingent is growing, according to head of MIFA Mickaël Marin. In addition to the usual two Japanese booths, there will be three from China this year, including one of more than 120sq m, while Korea is doubling its exhibition space."
Marie-Agnès Bruneau – C 21 - 30 avril 2010
"Animation Market MIFA, held at the Annecy Animation Film Festival in France, last week, reported record attendance, with a 16% increased in visitors compared with 2009"
Marie Agnès Bruneau – C 21 – 23 juin 2010
"Attendance at MIFA, which runs June 9-11, will be the best ever, and has doubled in a half-decade, said Marin. Current accredited participants are up 10% vs. 2009 to 1,850 just prior fest; exhibiting companies have risen more than10% to 450, up from 200 in 2005. Some 200 international buyers -- both TV acquisition execs and foreign distributors -- have registered to date, up from 80 in 2004, Marin said.
Annecy's Chinese Pavilion, hosting 30 companies, will be the biggest booth ever at MIFA. Exhibiting companies at France's Ile de France Film Comission stand have doubled to 21 in one year, said exec director Olivier-Rene Veillon.
An increased number of feature films in Competition, plus the launch of a Work in Progress showcase, has helped drive a MIFA attendance hike, said Marin"
John Hopewell, Elsa – Variety.com – 3 juin 2010