China Int’l Cartoon and Animation Festival Updates
The 5th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) is currently taking place in Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejiang province, and will run through May 3rd. The big winners of the Monkey King Awards were Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda and a revival of the 1987 television series, The Calabash Brothers which received the festival’s top foreign and domestic animated feature honors respectively. More than 320 institutions and enterprises from 38 countries and regions registered for the event and it is expected to attract nearly 700,000 visitors.
This year’s upcoming animation festivals and industry trade shows include the China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF 2009) which will run from September 28 to October 1, in Changzhou of the Jiangsu province and the China International Cartoon Creative Industry Trade Fair, running October 28th through the 31st in Wuhu of the Anhui province.
[Sources: Hangzhou.com.cn; Xinhua; China Daily]