Milia '99- the International Content Market for Interactive Media will take place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France from February 9-12. Milia is an international event that connects all facets of on-line/off-line interactive content by bringing together over 1000 on-line, gaming, multimedia, television, satellite and telecom companies from 57 countries. In addition to the many conferences, the festival includes such events as the 5th annual Milia d'Or Awards honoring the best in games and interactive media, the 5th edition of the New Talent Pavilion which showcases the best work from up-and-coming interactive media producers, the "Partnership Forum - Cartoon Animation & PC/Video Games," a place where animated film and video game professionals have an opportunity to exchange ideas and form partnerships, and Milia Games - a new business trade show dedicated to bringing together the people behind console and PC games, interactive entertainment, and on-line gaming. To find out more about the festival or how to attend visit www.milia.com
You can read Milia's Frederique Doumic's most asked questions about the convergence of the animation and gaming industries, with their answers, in"Cartoons and Video Games: Let's Do Business"
in the December 1997 issue of Animation World Magazine. We also featured two reviews of Milia '98 in the April 1998 issue: Anne-Marie Meissonnier offered "Milia '98: The Key Points" in both French
and Deborah Todd contributed,"Milia: Towards Convergence?"