China International
Cartoon & Animation Festival




Some Information About CICAF

CICAF is the only state-level professional cartoon and animation festival in China. Sponsored by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China and Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, this annual event has been held in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, since 2005.

  • 1 main venue and 16 branch venues
  • 1.39 million visitors
  • Including 332,600 to the White Horse Lake Animation Plaza
  • 59 activities and events
  • 2,587 companies and institutions from 82 countries and regions
  • Signing contracts or cooperation intentions for 986 projects, with a total turnover of 15.33 billion RMB(USD2.22 billion)

Some Information About CICAF

The 13th CICAF is the first event held after the G20 era.With the theme of “International Animation,Embrace the World” and Hangzhou’s internationalization strategy,the festival is composed with 59 activities launched in the main venue and 16 branch venues, centering on the five boards of convention and exhibition, forum, business, competition and activity. They attracted 1.3945 million audiences from 82 countries and regions, including 2,587 Chinese and foreign companies, and 5,600 exhibitors and professionals. Among them,332,600 participants visited the main venue, signing contracts or cooperation intentions for 986 projects, worth 13.012 billion yuan and relating to 2.316 billion yuan in composite consumption, totaling 15.328 billion yuan.




Listen to the dialogues among masterminds and draw inspiration from the wits of the professionals. Over 1000 experts, scholars, veteran professionals and animation fans participate in the series forums with different topics where sparks of thoughts bursti


The largest and most popular exhibition of its kind in China, CICAF is credited, by the China Animation Association (CAA), as the country’s most influential animation festival.


Business sessions held throughout the festival provide opportunities for professionals in the industry to meet, discuss and do business deals in both domestic and international markets.


Festival highlights include the presentation of the prestigious Golden Monkey King Award (GMKA), which is given to esteemed academic institutions and professionals for excellence in the cartoon and animation industry.