Each year, the Mifa Pitches aim to showcase the best original animation film projects in development. Initially in 4 categories — Feature Films, Short Films, TV Series & Specials and Digital Experiences — the Pitches are becoming more elaborate every year.
After the launch of the Animation du Monde Pitches in 2015, 2020 will see the launch of the Comics Pitches.
These Pitch sessions are a privileged time to discover the universes and sensitivities in their own right, which reflect young international creativity.
The Mifa Pitches, whether they are Feature Films, Short Films, TV Series & Specials or Digital Experiences, are designed to reveal the best original animation film projects in development.
The Pitches are open internationally and enable those selected to present their projects to a professional and enthusiastic audience, who are supported by the many partners who contribute prizes.
New for 2020
Launched in 2020, at the same time as the Cultural Ministry is promoting "The Year of Comics", this new Pitches category is designed to cross-over the arts and initiate connections between strong graphic universes and producers interested in adapting them into animation. The stage is thus handed over to writers, selected by a Selection Committee and in partnership with International Comic book events.
The Animation du Monde Pitches were launched in 2015 to showcase young writers and their projects from territories where animation is just emerging. Now a label in its own right, the writers, animators or directors can submit their projects themselves or through a structure set-up on their territory. These sessions are genuine revelations of international sensitivity and creativity.
For each Pitch session organised during the Mifa loyal partners choose the projects that they would like to help and support in the continuation of their development. They provide the means to attain their goals thanks to these prizes, which manifest in the form of grants, residences, producer support, etc.
The Selection Committees are established each year to choose the projects that will be pitched during the Mifa sessions. For each of the categories, European experts from the animation sector discuss the many projects submitted and determine which ones will be presented at Annecy.
Launched in 2019, the Training Workshop aim to prepare writers and/or producers for their participation in the Pitches and at the Mifa. These sessions are led by animation professionals that train the participants how to pitch, as well as to identify and target their potential partners at the Mifa.
Check out the 2019 Training Worshop (no Training Workshop in 2020)
The Mifa willingly follows up on the evolution of the animation projects presented during the Pitch sessions and also asks the writers for feedback a few months later concerning the development of the projects presented.
A few years after their Pitch sessions, the Mifa continues to follow the winning projects’ evolution and asks the project writers, whose production is completed, to unveil their journey since being at Annecy (festival selections, broadcasts, awards, etc.).
Find all the Mifa Pitches archives from previous years. Selected Pitches, Pitch awards, the prizes and partners, Spotlight, etc.
Comics: Tuesday 16th June, 9:00-10:30 am
Digital Experiences: Tuesday 16th June, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Feature Films: Wednesday 17th June, 9:30-10:30 am
Short Films: Wednesday 17th June, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
TV Series & Specials: Thursday 18th June, 9:30-10:45 am
Animation du Monde: Thursday 18th June, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
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