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Mifa Announces Big Expansion and Special Slate of Events

Upcoming market during Annecy is set to break all previous attendance and size records with over 700 exhibitors inside a bigger exhibition platform, VR area, Buyer’s Club and new conference room.  

Set to open its doors in Annecy, France next month on June 11, the 2019 Mifa has just announced an extensive set of market offerings and activities that should see the event break all previous records for both size and participation.

According to the organizers, the 2019 Mifa is on the verge of being the biggest in history, and will include an expanded market, a 1500m² (700m² in 2018) platform with a conference room by the lake, a bigger and better VR area, and a private Mifa beach.

New for 2019:

Gap Financing: Meet the Producers: Mifa provides support to feature film producers in the final stages of development or in production with at least 85% of their budget secured by offering them the chance to find new partners through targeted meetings.

Buyers’ Club: set up in a new dedicated area specifically for buyers to provide them with what they need for meetings and to make it easy to view video content.

A bigger and better VR area: twice the surface area reserved for studios and companies presenting their latest technological inventions as well as plenty of space to view and experience XR, with no less than 200m² available.

Pitching – Territory Focus: in addition to the Industry – Territory Focus showcasing a country’s or region’s industry, these sessions offer the chance to discover new talent through presentations about current projects in development. In the spotlight this year, Japan will arrive in force with a 214m² booth.

More than 700 other exhibitors representing 75 different countries.

Nora Twomey is the guest of honor for the third edition of Mifa Campus! Following Guillermo del Toro and Richard Williams, on Tuesday June 11 at 9:00am, come meet the iconic director of The Breadwinner, which won three awards at the 2018 Festival, alongside up-and-coming talent in the world of animation! Presented with Unity Technology, official 2019 Mifa Campus partner

Mifa Pitches from Tuesday June 12 to Wednesday 13:

Divided into 5 categories: Feature films / Short films / TV series or specials / Interactive & transmedia creations / Animation without borders

Mifa Recruitment from Tuesday June 11 to Friday June 14:

Notable recruiters present: Netflix, DreamWall, Jam Media, Zeilt Studio, Laika, Unit Image …

Share With on Tuesday June 12 and Wednesday June 13:

With: Nickelodeon, Arte France, The Walt Disney Company, TF1, Amazon Studio, Cartoon Network…

As well as other essentials:

TV Channel Press Conferences, Demo Sessions, Market Screenings, Shoot the Book Anim’, Meet the Composers, the Online Video Library, and many other Mifa events are scheduled during June 11 – 14.

Source: Citia

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