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Annecy 2018

Mifa Animation Industry Award: women still honoured at Annecy!

An organisation given award for the first time!

The Festival decided in 2015 to put women at the top of the bill, with an entirely female jury, and the design of the official poster was done by a woman. In 2016, Michèle Lemieux created the poster and 7 of the 12 members of the jury were women.

In 2017, Mifa hosted the first international meeting between women in animation. Keen to do even more, Mifa have also decided to award the Mifa Animation Industry Award to a symbolic organisation – Women in Animation – as the world of animation works together with women.

Women sharing the same passion for animation

Women in Animation (WIA), an organisation working together with women

Marge Dean

"The Annecy International Animation Film Festival/Mifa is the most important global gathering of the entire animation industry. It is a tremendous honour for Women in Animation (WIA) to be recognized by Annecy for our work in opening the doors of our industry to all people with a focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging. Mifa's continued support of WIA and our Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy have played a key role in our growth and influence as an organization."

Marge Dean, President of Women in Animation


"After the 2015 Festival put the spotlight on women in animation, we are delighted to give this prize to Women in Animation and, through this association, to all organisations who work for the equal status of women in the animation sector. This award is once again a demonstration of Annecy’s engagement to raise awareness and put into practice a real sense of equality within organisations."

Mickaël Marin, délégué général CITIA, délégué développement économique & Mifa


Women in Animation

Women in Animation (WIA) envisions a world in which women fully share the creation, production and rewards of animation, resulting in richer and more diverse entertainment and media that move our culture forward. The mission of WIA is to bring together a global community of animation professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation by increasing access to resources, creating opportunities for education, encouraging strong connections between individuals, and inspiring excellence.

For more information or to join WIA, please visit

The International Animation Film Market (Mifa)

With an uninterrupted growth spanning nearly 10 years, the Annecy International Animation Film Market, now organised over 4 days, welcomes more than 3,000 accredited badgeholders (producers, distributors, broadcasters) every year.

Mifa has now became the main platform in the world for animation.

Mifa Animation Industry Award

Created in 2015 for the 30th anniversary of Mifa, this award aims to highlight the people who have contributed to the changes in the animation industry through their achievements, investments and reflections.

Recipients of this award in previous years include Chris Melelandri of Illumination Entertainment, the co-founders of Aardman, Peter Lord and David Sproxton, and, in 2017, Marc Bonny (the creator of Gebeka Films) and Eric Beckman (the founder and president of GKIDS) were awarded with this prize during Mifa.

Women in Animation World Summit

Monday, June 11th at Mifa

Women in Animation (WIA) and Les Femmes s'Animent are pleased to present the second Women in Animation World Summit in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Mifa 2018.

The Women in Animation World Summit will take place on Monday, June 11th at the Impérial Palace and will feature a day-long symposium of panels and discussions focused on the theme of Inclusion.

Don’t forget to get accreditation!

Please note: no Press accreditations will be delivered onsite.
Due to an ever increasing number of requests, and in order to welcome you under the best possible conditions, Press accreditations must be requested before 30th May 2018. No Press accreditation applications shall be approved by the Press department after this date.

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Mifa : 12-15 June 2018
Festival : 11-16 June 2018

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Laurence Ythier
Head of Media Relations


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