Annecy Unveils Virtual Film Festival and Market in June

By Pickle  May 1, 2020
Annecy Unveils Virtual Film Festival and Market in June, Pickle Media

The 60th anniversart of Annecy, one of the world’s largest animation film festival and market (MIFA), will take place in virtual online format from June 15 to June 30, 2020. The festival and market will take place through its dedicated video platform from www.annecy.org. Major Hollywood studios and institutions have confirmed pariticpation for the online only event.

The festival accredidation is priced nominally at 15 Euros and market accredidation for professsionals at 110 Euros. The major part of the animation market MIFA (meetings, pitching sessions) will happen between June 16-19. The presentations and conversations will be limited to 1000 viewers and pre-recorded live sessions will remain in the Annecy online platform for two weeks till June 30. MIFA Market Pitches will be unveiled on May 5, the festival’s feature films and VR works selection on May 18.

Annecy’s film festival and MIFA Marketwhich has always collaborated with Cannes Film Market will synergise and take part and work with virtual Cannes Film Market edition from June 22-26, 2020.

Annecy Unveils Virtual Film Festival and Market in June, Pickle Media

The festival will allow access to the programs of films in competition, Work in Progress (Feature, Series, Special and XR), to animation masterclasses and to Making Of Sessions. The market focus will include MIFA Pitches, Territory Focus, MIFA Campus, Meet the Producers, MIFA Special Events and access to online video library until March 31, 2021.

Annecy’s festival and makret provides a platform for networking, pitch projects, scout for talent, and understand global markets, co-production opportunities and so on. Everyone connected with animation sector comes to Annecy every year.

All the top Hollywood animation studio majors participate at Annecy. Netflix launched their kids and family space at Annecy in 2018. Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros. Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Nickelodeon are regulars at Annecy festival and market.

IMPORTANT DATES TO WATCH FOR

May 5: Announcement of the selection of Mifa Pitches

May 6: Opening of Mifa Online festival and market accreditations

May 18: Announcement of the selection of feature films and VR works

June 15 to 30: Annecy 2020 Online

March 31, 2021: Access to online video library for professionals

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