Stars of animation and leading international studios wanted to take part in Mifa's 30th and wish it a Happy Birthday!
During the 30th anniversary of the International Animation Film Market, you can take a look through its history with archive videos provided by the Ina.
New in 2015
A new prize has been created to celebrate 30 years of Mifa: the Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the year prize. This new prize will be awarded to a person who has contributed to the animation industry's evolution either through their accomplishments or way of thinking.
In 2015, this first prize will be presented to Chris Meledandri (founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment), for his numerous successful productions.
New for 2015!
Mifa is unveiling a new presentation format for its 30th birthday: keynote speeches, which will give attendees the chance to meet and converse with some of the biggest names in animation.
The first personality to discover is one of the industry's leading figures: Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment and producer of such blockbusters as Ice Age, Robots, Despicable Me and The Lorax, who will be taking part in the Festival and Market for the second time with this exceptional keynote.
On CITIA's initiative, a study that was sponsored by Europe Créative at the European Audiovisual Observatory will be published and presented at the International Animation Film Market. This unprecedented research study will examine the “Cartography of the European Animation Industry”. Created in honour of Mifa's 30th year, in partnership with CARTOON and the SPFA, this study will provide an overview on the evolution of European animation.