Know-How and Expertise Serving Animation
Following on from South Africa and China, the Mifa is continuing its international deployment of initiatives to detect, support and spotlight the creativity and potential of authors from emerging countries in animation. Through Animation du Monde, the Mifa is now offering its expertise to projects from Argentina and Thailand.
For the first time, the Mifa is associating with the Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires with its Animation du Monde Pitches.
A Call for Projects for animated feature films and TV series was launched all over Latin America.
116 projects were submitted: 53 feature projects and 63 projects for animated TV series coming from Argentina (30 TV series / 16 features), Bolivia (1 TV series / 1 feature), Brazil (5 TV series / 6 features), Chile (9 TV series / 5 features), Colombia (10 TV series / 13 features), Cuba (2 features), Ecuador (3 TV series), Mexico (2 TV series / 4 features), Paraguay (1 TV series), Peru (1 TV series / 5 features) and Uruguay (1 TV series / 1 feature).
Only twelve projects (6 for each category) will be chosen to take part in the Pitching Training Workshop at the 8th Ventana Sur, on the 29th and 30th November, in the presence of Heather Kenyon, international expert.
After this workshop, candidates will present their projects at the Animation! Pitching Sessions (1st and 2nd December). The jury will then choose 2 winners (1 per category), who will be invited to the Animation du Monde Pitch sessions at the International Animation Film Market in June 2017.
You can sign up online before October 3rd to take part in these Animation! Pitching Sessions.
|The Mifa is also teaming up with the World Film Festival of Bangkok for the French/Thai animation appointments. Following the death of Thailand’s king Bhumibol Adulyadej, the World Film Festival of Bangkok has been postponed until the 20th to 29th January 2017.
For the first time, the French Embassy in Thailand is working with the Annecy Festival and Market to organise a development programme for animation projects.
A Call for Projects for animated short films was launched all over Thailand allowing up to 5 creatives to take part in a 5-day workshop, from 23rd to 27th January 2017, at the World Film Festival of Bangkok.
The workshop will be based around three themes: writing, cutting and production and the public presentation of a project. The workshop will be hosted by:
After this workshop, guidance will continue by mentoring for a period of 3 months. At the beginning of April, a session of pitches will take place to find an all-out winner, who will then be invited to take part in the Animation du Monde Pitch session at the Mifa in June 2017.
The desire to support territories where the production capacity for animation film projects is limited is one of our major concerns. Visiting these territories in person, exploring and pooling our expertise and skills in animation: these are the missions that the Annecy Festival and Market have set themselves.
We have a desire to develop this type of cooperation to create a real support programme for the works and the creatives behind them. This can be before or after the Mifa, as we are doing with Annecy Goes to Cannes, working in collaboration with the Cannes Film Market.
Patrick Eveno – CITIA CEO