The Annecy Festival International du Film d'Animation is one of the major events for animated film worldwide. At the same time, MIFA (MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION), the film market attached to the festival, is one of the most important trade meetings for the international animation scene.
In 2007, AG Kurzfilm attended the Annecy festival for the first time. Ever since, the preview DVD “New German Animations” with short animated films from Germany is published on this occasion. Furthermore, AG Kurzfilm is a partner inviting for the German reception together with MFG Baden-Württemberg, the Institute of Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart and DOK Leipzig, creating an ideal opportunity for industry professionals from all over the world to meet in a relaxed atmosphere on the shores of the idyllic Lac d’Annecy.
In 2008, the activities were continued and expanded with the joined market booth “GermAnimation”: Since then, AG Kurzfilm, German Films, the German Institute for Animated Film (DIAF) and the Association of German Animation Producers (VdAP) are present at the MIFA (MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION) every year.
In 2009, in the context of a focus on Germany at the Annecy Festival, the brochure 100 YEARS OF GERMAN ANIMATION was published.