Annecy 2020 Announces Online Mifa Program
May 20, 2020
Since announcing an online version of the Annecy Festival and its Market, the Mifa, an entire team has been busy preparing a 2020 edition that reflects all the richness, creativity, originality, specificity and profusion of the audiovisual and cinematographic production of animation works.
Writers, producers, buyers and studios continue working so we can discover the next animation successes. Audiovisual production is facing a huge demand for content, which was already significant before the outbreak of Covid-19, and is intensifying all the more during this period of confinement.
In order to support animation professionals across the world and to contribute to the sector’s good health, the Mifa has prepared a 2020 edition rich in content and meetings. Let’s keep our good habits and meet up on 15th June 2020! From 6th May you can get your accreditations and start filling your diary with numerous screenings and meetings that we are in the process of setting up for you:
The digital Mifa will include the following market and conference resources:
Build your profile and meet professionals from other countries, either individually or reunited delegations such as Japan, China, Malaysia, Belgium, Chile, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, South Africa, and more, and talk live with them via the live-chat. Click here for more info.
Mifa Pitches / Comics Mifa Pitches (new) / Territory Focus Pitching
Take a one-to-one meeting with over 80 project leaders. There are: 38 projects as part of the Mifa Pitches and more than 30 projects in the Pitching – Territory Focus. Coming from: Latin America (La Liga), South East Asia (Southeast Asia Focus 2020), Japan, Russia and Africa.
Share With Sessions
Check out the list of buyers and, at the end of May, reserve a spot with the head buyers from the main channels, platforms and distribution companies (Hop !, Cartoon Network, Tencent, ZDF, France Télévisions, YLE, Super RTL, etc.).
Event just for students and young talents combining technology with creation; the artists’ points of view (Juan Pablo Zaramella; Disney, Nickelodeon, etc.) and guidance towards the working world (assistance with creation, behind the scenes of an animation studio, employment market overview), all via the CNC, RECA (list of animation schools), SVA (sound, video, animation, etc.).
Open access, Tuesday 16th June (then available on replay). UNITY is the official partner.
Attend meetings aimed at festival programmers (NYC Children Film Festival, Ottawa, Cinekid, Biaf, etc.), composers (in partnership with Sacem) and book publishers (in partnership with SCELF).
Industry Territory Focus
Come and discover co-production opportunities with China, Japan, and others.
Producers, benefit from a viewing space for your finished content or a project. Registrations start on 18th May (1 Mifa accreditation = 3 films in the video library). Buyers don’t miss viewing before, during and after the Annecy Online, all the content is made available in this space from May 2020 to March 2021.
Live Q&A sessions organized, discover all the latest news from the main channels/platforms/professional organizations, such as France Télévisions (presentation of their animation line up), the M6 Group (the M6 Group and children’s animation), the SPFA and Digital Lab Africa, and more.
Mifa Special Events
Tune in and appreciate the institutions’ talks. On the program: European Film Forum ("The Audiovisual Sector in a Post-Pandemic World: Focus on Animation"), Unifrance and many more.
Women in Animation and Les Femmes s’Animent will also be presenting a conference.
"We look forward to welcoming the many professionals and talents from around the world,” Encrenaz adds. “Together let’s make this Mifa 2020 online edition rich with meetings, exchanges, discoveries and of course acquisitions!”