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Annecy ‘18: A Record Year for MIFA Pitches!

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Annecy ‘18: A Record Year for MIFA Pitches!

From June 12-15, the bustling MIFA market will run alongside the Annecy animation festival in the French alps, and this year’s line-up of project pitches and recruitment activity promises another can’t-miss experience for professionals, up-and-comers, students and studios.

The 2018 MIFA Pitches received 468 submissions this year, which have been narrowed down to 37 projects to be presented in the various categories:

Feature Films (Wed., June 13, 9-10:30 a.m.)
Archipel (Canada) Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Beyond the Inuksuk (Canada) Neil Christopher
Golem (Italy) Lorenzo Ceccotti
Linda veut du poulet! (France, Italy) Chiara Malta & Sébastien Laudenbach
The Panda Project (Canada, France) Clement Langlais
Vigilados (Peru) Gianpierre Juan Manuel Yovera Infanzon

Short Films (Wed., June 13, 2-3:30 p.m.)
L’Amour en plan (France) Claire Sichez
Christopher at Sea (USA) Tom CJ Brown
Deux soeurs (France) Anne-Sophie Gousset, Clément Ceard
I’m Late (France, Japan) Sawako Kabuki
Koniec (Slovakia, Czech Republic) David Stumpf, Michaela Mihalyiova
Prends chair (France) Armin Assadipour
Vercors (France) Lyonel Charmette

Animation du Monde (Thu., June 14, 2-3:30 p.m.)
L’Arbre à Palimpseste (Togo) Ingrid Agbo, Sacha Perrin-Bayard
A Estrangeira (Brazil) Luiz Bolognesi
Le Garçon des nuages (Cameroon) Alain Ngombe Babillon
Laaste woord (South Africa) Diek Grobler
Mumue (South Africa, Canada) Clea Mallinson, Wendy Spinks
Noon (Iran, France) Roshanak Roshan
Roona and Marvin (Mexico) Ana Laura Cruz Rodríguez
Los Santos (Peru) Omar Rojas Rodríguez
Tom, el guardabosques (Chile) Santiago O’Ryan, Ricardo Villavicencio
Ugamú (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela) Fabián Guamaní Aldaz

TV Series & Specials (Thu., June 14, 4-6 p.m.)
Avec mes yeux je suis venu (France) Cécile Rousset, Benjamin Serero
Junk Pilots (South Africa) Isaac Mogajane
Mis hermanas (Chile) José Ignacio Navarro Cox
Musifanten (Germany) Meike Fehre, Sabine Dully
Noé fája (Hungary) Peter Vacz
Lionceau et les Lucioles (France) Eloïc Gimenez
Ring Ring Kirin (Japan) Julia Ai Sai, Nicolas Guarin
Les Vaches du rail (France) Françoise Ruscak, Claire Grimond

Interactive Creations & Transmedia (Fri., June 15, 9:30-11 a.m.)
Cosmik Roger: The Bill (France) Marc Mordelet
Freiheit (USA) Hansjeet Duggal
Griffon (France) Romain Bonnin, Mathieu Bétard
House of Broken Hearts (Netherlands) Aisha Madu
Jailbirds (Belgium, USA, France) Thomas Villepoux
Le Voyage de Kotick (France) Alizée Favier

The MIFA Recruitment program continues strong, having organized 75 sessions for some 900 students preparing to enter the animation & VFX workforce. Participating studios this year include Blue Sky Studios, Caribara, Disney Channel, Framestore, Ilion, Illumination Mac Guff, Laika, Milan Presse, Normaal, On Kids and Family, Sony Pictures Animation, Blue Spirit Prod, TAT Production, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Watch Next Media, and Xilam.

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