China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) is the only state-level professional cartoon and animation festival of its kind in China, sponsored by the National Radio and Television Administration of the People’s Republic of China; and The People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, also co-organized by Zhejiang Radio and Television Bureau, Zhejiang Radio & TV Group, and Hangzhou Municipal People's Government. This annual event has been held in Hangzhou since 2005, the capital of Zhejiang Province, a scenic city famed for its legendary West Lake as the World Cultural Heritage.
CICAF is a comprehensive carnival-like festival with the main venue of 80,000 square meters, including B2B and B2C and is mainly composed by 5 major parts: expo, forums, business, competitions and activities, such as Opening Ceremony, Industry Exposition, Core Forum, iABC, “Golden Monkey King” Awards Competition, Hangzhou Summit, C.A.K.E Talks, Film Screening, Cartoon Masterpiece Auction and Float Parade, etc.
With the theme of “Animate our city; Animate our lives”, CICAF has become a cartoon and animation festival with the largest scale, highest popularity and widest influence in China, and also cut a figure in the international stage. With more than a decade’ experience, CICAF would further enhance its brand influence and event quality, so as to develop into a communication platform with broader international visions and higher professional standards. This carnival is looking forward to having all the guests to come here in Hangzhou and enjoying the wonderful cartoon and animation feast.
Listen to the dialogues among masterminds and draw inspiration from the wits of the professionals. Over 300 experts, scholars, veteran professionals and animation fans participate in the forums with different topics where sparks of thoughts bursting. China International Cartoon & Animation Industry Summit Forums are annual grand gatherings for distinguished guests and masters in this field that Core Forum is one of the most important event!
It is the “wind vane" guiding the development of Chinese animation, and leaving an impact on the trend of the world animation. The Core Forum this year takes the theme of “The New Era of Animation--- Succession & Progression”, in a bid to lead the staff in the industry to warm people with nice animation works, move people with warm works, nourish people with excellent traditional culture, and arouse the feelings of people with classic folktales. The Core Forum is the platform for the exchanges and cooperation on the most influential works, most prominent authoritative information, most advanced ideas, and most cutting-edge explorations in the global animation sector in the year. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the P.R. China, CICAF Executive Committee and CCTV-2 will join hands to stage a brilliant industry summit program---Dialogue.