South Africans with short films, feature films, TV series and transmedia projects in
concept stage can now apply for two opportunities to pitch their projects at the MIFA
animation market, which takes place at the Annecy International Animation Festival
from 17 to 19 June 2015.
The first opportunity applies to anyone with a concept in development, who would
like to take part in the MIFA Pitch Sessions. Projects must be original, in their first
stages of development and looking for producers, distributors and funding. Selected
projects will be presented to attending international partners, with prizes awarded
to winners. The deadline for entries is 13 February 2015.
In addition, Animation SA has announced the launch of a specially created MIFA
opportunity for South African projects, which are to be pitched to a special panel in
an initiative to find projects that could be produced in collaboration with France. The
initiative is a result of discussions between IFAS, MIFA, Wesgro and Animation SA in
an effort to develop a relationship with France to help South African studios get a
short film or pilot to market.
The deadline and selection dates for the Special SA Pitch Session are not yet
If a project is selected the participant receives:
– Free Mifa accreditation
– Support and professional expertise
– A 10-minute pitch slot in front of an audience of animation professionals
How to apply
Visit the online application page
Choose the category of your project.
Complete the information requested in the four steps of the online registration
Print out the final summary, date and sign it.
Send in the paper summary along with the other material (paperwork, DVD).
Interested participants are able to enter into both calls and there is no entry fee