30th Sep 2019
With its increasing success the Mifa Animation du Monde once again this year opens in new territories, including Lebanon and Mexico.
Since 2015, the Annecy International Animation Film Market has integrated Animation du Monde into its Pitch Sessions. Its focus is to showcase film projects from countries where animation is just emerging.
A Call for Projects was launched and followed with teams from Mifa and animation professionals who deployed workshops and pitch sessions in these countries and identify the most promising projects. Those representing the highest potential were then selected and their creators invited to come and present their projects to professionals during the Animation du Monde Mifa Pitch Sessions in Annecy in June.
On this year’s programme:
- Animation du Monde in Lebanon
Organised in collaboration with Beirut Animated, the Institut français in Lebanon, the AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts & Culture) and Metropolis, a call for projects for short films was launched in Lebanon and to the entire Arab world. 10 projects were selected to participate in a workshop, 29th October to 3rd November, led by Ckaude Barras (director, Hélium Films), Ivan Zuber (producer, Laïdak Films) and Géraldine Baché (head of projects, Mifa).
- Animation du Monde in Africa
Following a partnership with the African Animation Network, several call for projects (in all formats) were launched for the various African DISCOP and DISCOMICS, enabling the opportunity to disperse throughout the continent. The final step, that will establish the winners, will take place during the DISCOP Johannesburg, 19th to 22nd November, in the presence of animation professionals.
- Animation du Monde in Mexico
In partnership with Pixelatl, a call for projects for short animation films, Short Way, was launched in Mexico and all Latin American countries. Registrations are open until 18th December. The 10 selected projects will participate in a bootcamp during the month of March that will identify the winner who will be invited to present their project during the Mifa 2020.
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Stay tuned to find out the different winning projects that will be chosen to be presented during the Annecy International Animation Film Market Animation du Monde Pitch Sessions, 16th to 19th June 2020.