Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion

Information from JMAF

Annecy-linked “Expanded Animation” site officially launched!


Japan’s exhibition site for the 2021 Annecy International Animation Festival, “Expanded Animation,” has officially launched. The site can be accessed here.

Site contents
■Animation content and three talk sessions with creators centered around the theme of “expanded animation”

■ VR content showcase
nimation has flown off the screen and onto new platforms like VR and 360-degree video. The site showcases Japanese animation created for these new platforms.

■ Creator’s File 2021
A selection of creators from the Japanese animation scene who are gaining attention. Includes profiles of each creator and a list of their representative works.

MIFA online site content (payment required)
■ “Expanded Animation” curated screening program of short animated films
A selection of films that give a feel for the new possibilities animation has to offer, centered around the winners of the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival.
MIFA online site (paid)

■ MIFA Partners Conference panel discussion
“Expanded Animation: The Changing Face of Animation Festivals”
A panel discussion between the directors of the world’s three major international animation festivals and Japan Arts Festival Overseas Exhibition director OKAMOTO Mitsuko.
(Planned to be archived on “Expanded Animation” site at later date)
MIFA online site (paid)

■ MIFA Campus “Animation to Communicate” animation workshop
Primarily aimed at animation students, this is a master class centered around Japanese animation techniques held as a part of the MIFA Campus.
MIFA online site (paid)