The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has put out a call for projects to be presented at its MIFA market and business conference. The prestigious international pitching platform accepts short films, features, television series/specials, and transmedia projects.
Projects must be in the first phase of development (script, storyboard, statement of intent, graphic research). Creators whose projects are selected will receive an invitation to pitch at Annecy, next June 12-17, in front of networks, producers, and distributors. Numerous prizes are awarded to the projects, including various funds and grants that range from 2,000 to 35,000 EUR, residencies, and development aid.
MIFA’s head of projects Géraldine Baché told Cartoon Brew that she would especially like to see more projects submitted from the United States. Last year, just 15 of the 400 submissions came from the U.S. and the conference believes that there are many more American creators who would take part if they were aware of the opportunity.
Here is a breakdown of what parts of the world the MIFA submissions have come from in the last few years:
If you’re curious about the type of projects pitched in the past that have actually been produced, the festival keeps track of completed projects on its web site.