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Training Workshop

Training Workshop
  1. Pitch Preparation
  2. Market Preparation


New 2019!
Highlight, meet and convince: are the shared aims of all the talents that the Mifa is committed to supporting each year.


The new Mifa Pitch sessions: Training Workshop are a part of this desire to prepare the finest writers and/or producers selected to participate in the Mifa Pitches and to give them apt expertise in the context of their project, whether in front of a wide audience or in private meetings. These sessions are led by animation experts and divided into two parts.

Pitch Preparation: the fundamentals and practices of presenting a pitch

Short Films

  • Laurent Auclair: scriptwriter, script director, teacher in writing techniques for animation – UTS (University of Technology Sydney) – Sydney – Australia
  • Louis Jacobée: Head of Assistance Funds for Audiovisual Innovation – CNC

Feature Films

TV Series & Specials

  • Heather Kenyon: Senior Vice President, Development & Production, Citizen Skull Productions
  • Eloa Sahiry: Pitch Coach & Trainer

Interactive Creations & Transmedia

Animation du Monde

  • Claire Fouquet: Director and Teacher
  • Fabienne Gambrelle: Writer and Scriptwriter
  • Jean-Jacques Lonni: Writer and Director

Market Preparation: identify and target to convince potential partners

Short Films

Feature Films

  • Rick Mischel: Producer, Bardel Entertainment Inc.
  • Eleanor Coleman : Acquisitions and Co-productions, Indie Sales
  • Sara Wikler : Producer and Script Doctor, Blue Spirit, Sinematik
  • Paul Young : CEO, Cartoon Saloon

TV Series & Specials

  • Adina Pitt: VP Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Cartoon Network
  • Chris Rose: VP Animation Production & Development, Nickelodeon
  • Justine Bannister: Founder and Creative Facilitator, Just B
  • Lucy Pryke, Manager, Animation - Disney Channels EMEA at The Walt Disney Company
  • Jean-Baptiste Lamotte: Head of Animation, 6/12, France Télévisions
  • David Bessiere, Responsable des Acquisitions, Canal+ International

Interactive creations & Transmedia

  • Benoît Blanchard: Head of Short Films & New Writing, UniFrance
  • Chuck Piel : Head of Short Films & New Writing, UniFrance

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Mifa Pitches

Mifa Pitches more info

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Spotlight more info

News about the development of some of the projects presented in 2019 >>> more info

Mifa Pitch prizes

Mifa Pitch prizes more info

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What's the Latest?

What's the Latest? more info

All about the projects that got off the ground thanks to their presentations at the Mifa Pitches. >>> more info