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Film institutes and commissions, for the Mifa 2021 and the special one-on-one meetings, come and meet the national and international film programmers!

By invitation only. To reserve an appointment, please contact Térésa François.

36th Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Argentina, Buenos Aires
18th to 28th November, 2021
www.mardelplatafilmfest.com
The only 'Category A' festival in Latin America, accredited at FIAPF. It mirrors the universe of Argentine and international cinema.
Francisco Pérez Laguna - Programmer
Pablo Conde - Programmer
Anima Festival
Belgium, Brussels
25th February - 6th March, 2022
www.animafestival.be
The Brussels Animation Film Festival
Karin Vandenrydt - Director
Dominique Seutin - Director
ANIMA, Córdoba Intl. Animation Festival
Argentina, Córdoba
October 6th - 8th, 2021
http://www.animafestival.ar
Open to animation of any format and running time. Holds the International Academic Forum on Animation.
Alejandro R. González - Artistic director
Animafest Cyprus
Cyprus, Nicosia
August 11th - 14th, 2021
www.animafest.com.cy
International short film competition with all animation techniques (originality of idea, story, visual design or execution). National competition: to support homegrown productions.
Yiorgos Tsangaris - Artistic director
Gerben Schermer - Animation and Contemporary art curator
Animasyros International Animation Film Festival
Greece, Syros
September 22th - 26th, 2021
www.animasyros.gr
To promote the art of animated film to the audience, while an initiative aimed at building and maintaining a creative meeting and networking hub of animation professionals at Pan-European and international levels.
Maria Anestopoulou - Festival Director
Stephen Alan Kollias - Head Programmer
Animateka International Animated Film Festival
Slovenia, Ljubljana
November 29th - December 5th, 2021
www.animateka.si 18th edition. Competition of short films from Central and Eastern Europe, for students, and international children's films.
Igor Prassel - Artistic Director
Bit Bang
Argentina, Buenos Aires
October 27th - 31th, 2021
www.bitbangfest.com
7th Edition. Animation, Video Games and Digital Art Festival. Hybrid format. We disseminate, promote and reward innovative, independent, experimental and authorial artistic proposals.
Bárbara Cerro - Director, founder and programmer
Florencia Granja - Programmer
Bucheon International Animation Festival
South Korea, Bucheon
October 22th - 26th, 2021
www.biaf.or.kr
Competition (Feature, Short, Graduation, TV & VR)
Eugene Kim - Program Director
Ciné Junior
France, Île-de-France
February 2th - 15th, 2021
https://cinejunior.fr/
Young audiences
Liviana Lunetto - Chief delegate
Mathilde Pinçon - Programmer
Cinekid
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
October 13th - 29th, 2021
www.cinekid.com
International children's media festival
Erik Tijman - Head of film & series
Heleen Rouw - Director
CutOut Fest International Animation Film Festival
Mexico, Querétaro
November 14th - 17th (TBC)
https://cutoutfest.com/en/english/
A festival known for its inspiring program of workshops, conferences, lectures, film screenings, and art exhibits. All offered at no cost.
Daniella Gallegos Muzquiz-Navarro - Content director & programmer
Festival national du film d'animation
France, Rennes Metropole
April 7th - 20th, 2021
www.festival-film-animation.fr
Showcase of French animation production in all its forms
Clémence Bragard
Festival Stop Motion Montréal (FSMM)
Canada, Montréal
September 10th - 19th, 2021
www.stopmotionmontreal.com
World’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop-motion techniques.
Dominique Côté - Co-director & programmer
Marie Valade - Co-director & programmer
FESPACO (Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou)
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
https://fespaco.bf/
Contribute to the growth, development and safeguarding of African cinema through the Festival and its market (MICA). Official competition reserved for films by African and diaspora. Every two years.
Alex Moussa Sawadogo - General delegate
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
Norway, Fredrikstad
October 21th - 24th, 2021
www.animationfestival.no
Nordic-baltic focus
Anders Narverud Moen - Festival Director
International Animation Film Festival Nikozi
Georgia, Village Nikozi
September 1st - 6th, 2021
www.nikozifestival.ge
A venue for the popularisation and development of animation art.
Mariam Kandelaki - Organizer
Kaboom Animation Festival
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
March 2022
www.kaboomfestival.nl
A progressive and inclusive festival: we encourage authors to drag us out of our comfort zone by presenting us with their thought-provoking art, mind-blowing design efforts and provocative experimentation.
Aneta Ozorek - Artistic director
Annabet Langkamp - Business Director
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Taiwan, Kaohsiung
October 15th - 31th, 2021
https://www.kff.tw/EN
Short film competition, fiction, animation, experimental, etc.
Zoé Wang - Programmer
Manchester Animation Festival
United Kingdom, Manchester
November 14th - 19th, 2021
www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk
The UK's largest animation festival.
Jennifer Hall - Programmer & Producer
Steve Henderson - Festival director
Meknes International Animation Film Festival (FICAM)
Maroc, Meknès
October 2021 - March 2022
www.ficam.ma
1st animation film festival in Africa and the Arab world.
Mohamed Beyoud - Artistic Director
Mon premier festival
France, Paris
October 20th - 29th, 2021
https://quefaire.paris.fr/monpremierfestival
Film festival for young audiences.
Florence Dupont - Programmer
Sophie Hamon - Programmer
New York International Children's Film Festival
US, New York
www.nyicff.org
Oscar-qualifying for Best Short Animation, high-profile industry jury, over 100 features and shorts, touring programs nationally
Maria-Christina Villaseñor - Programming Director
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Canada, Ottawa
September 22 - October 3
https://www.animationfestival.ca/
Competition categories (with all animated techniques): feature film, independent short films, student, commissioned films, young audiences, virtual reality, series.
Keltie Duncan - Programmer and Director of Film Operations
Pixelatl Festival
Mexico, Cuernavaca
September 7th - 11th, 2021
www.elfestival.mx
Animation, comic books and video games Festival & Market
Christian Bermejo - Artistic Director
Rencontres du film court de Madagascar
Madagascar, Antananarivo
November 2021
http://rencontresdufilmcourt.mg/
16th edition – Short films
Laza - Director
Louisette Ismael Ratsivahiny - Collaborator
Siggraph Asia 2021
Japan, Tokyo
December 14th -17th , 2021
https://sa2020.siggraph.org/en/about-us/siggraph-asia-2021
Computer graphics, CG animation, animation festival, conferences
Dan Sarto - Chair, Computer Animation Festival
Siggraph Asia 2021
Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF)
Japan, Tokyo
March 11th - 14th, 2022
https://animefestival.jp/en/
Competition (International), Anime of the Year (Domestic), Achievement Award (Domestic), etc.
Koji Takeuchi - Festival Director
Chrisato Kuroda - Producer
VOID International Animation Film Festival
Denmark, Copenhagen
2022 TBA
http://voidcopenhagen.com/
Hybrid, Short films, Feature films, XR, Auteur
Claudia Munksgaard-Palmqvist - Film Programmer
Claudia Cazzato - Festival Manager
World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb
Croatia, Zagreb
June 7th - 12th, 2021
www.animafest.hr
This is a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. Creative animation, in all its different forms – from traditional drawings, to stop motion, CGI, – is the focus of attention.
Daniel Suljic - Artistic director
Weird Animation Festival and Market
Spain, Segovia
September 27th - October 3rd, 2021
https://weirdmarket.es/
Animation, video games and new media festival and market
Loïc Portier - Programmer