7th Apr 2017

  African Animation Going Global! 

During Cannes’ MIPTV, the Mifa, the DISCOP Markets and the African Animation Network launched the first competition for African animation pitches.

Annecy’s International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa), the DISCOP Markets and the African Animation Network (AAN) have teamed up to launch a call for projects for a competition of African animation pitches, which will have two rounds of semi-finals.

To start out, candidates have up until 9th May 2017 to submit their applications online.
Six projects will be selected after this first round, in association with DISCOP Abidjan (30/05-01/06).
At the second round, in association with DISCOP Johannesburg (25-27/10), another six projects will be selected.
A Grand Finale will bring the 12 projects together at DISCOP Johannesburg. After a final pitch session, 2 animation projects will be crowned the best 2 projects in Africa.

The two winners will receive automatic entry into the Animation du Monde programme set up by the Annecy International Animation Film Market and will be invited to come and present their projects during the Animation du Monde pitch sessions at Annecy 2018.

Find all the information about this competition in the press release