1. Festival
  2. Mifa
  3. Meetings
  4. Mifa Pitches and Mifa Recruitment


Discover the Annecy Festival, the place of reference for animation in the world with the Mifa, the professional appointment for the industry, the Meetings and the Mifa Pitches.

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, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, is held in over 7,231 m² of which 5,300 m² is for marquees and the chill-out area, and is hosting over 800 international exhibiting companies.

Located at L'Impérial Palace, the exhibitors' market is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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Exchanging ideas about all aspects of a film; either how it was made or distributed and talking about the creative, technical or business side of the process. Three types of conferences are offered, along with Masterclasses, Making of sessions, Keynote speeches, Work in Progress and Studio Focus sessions!

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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: Salle de l’Europe and Rotonde de l’Europe (1st floor) for the pitch sessions and Petit Salon, Prestige, Wagner (4th floor) for the recruitment sessions.

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Sustainable Development

Initiatives and events

Getting 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 1960. >>> more info

Take part

Take part more info

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

  Annecy 2018 in a few figures


11,700 accredited from 95 different countries
827 exhibiting companies,
490 international buyers, distributors and investors,
400 journalists,
194 films in competition,
over 500 films screened,
12 theaters for 10 am to 11 pm viewing,
5 outdoor screens,
115,000 tickets sold throughout the week,
88 countries.