China promotes cartoon and animation culture in France
Updated 22:56, 14-Jun-2019
By Sun Qingzhao
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A total of 14 Chinese animation companies and institutions have taken part in the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France, including CCTV Animation Incorporation and Beijing Animation Game Industry Association.

They have brought hundreds of animated films and cooperative projects, attracting many foreign companies.

Alexis Lavillat, manager of Normaal Animation, said: “We come here to talk about co-production. We want to make an animated series and share our experience between China and France.” 

A scene from Chinese animation “Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix.” /CGTN Photo

A scene from Chinese animation “Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix.” /CGTN Photo

In addition, the China Animation Showcase Conference was held on Thursday.

Ten Chinese animations were introduced, including "Chinese Myth Story" and "Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix." They showcased the history of China and the current development of Chinese animation.

Fredrique Vinel, a French producer, said: “I am deeply impressed by the diversity of Chinese animation. The traditional myths are colorful. There are also many other things that we Europeans like, such as comedy animation, and those focusing on family life, the relationship between parents and children. I didn't expect there were so many choices before I came here.”

People attend the China Animation Showcase Conference. /CGTN Photo

People attend the China Animation Showcase Conference. /CGTN Photo

At the International Cooperation Forum held Thursday, foreign guests showed great interest in co-production with China. 

They discussed the difficulties and challenges encountered in the international co-production, and shared cooperation experiences with Chinese representatives.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is recognized as a benchmark in the animation industry. The 2019 festival attracted more than 11,000 animation professionals from nearly 90 countries and regions around the world.