Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Event: Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival

Recently came across news item on a animation festival which is considered among quite the prestigious ones... sharing the info with you folks...

The 12th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF) opened on 21st May for a five- day run.

Around 387 animated films from 36 countries are to be presented during the event, while a library equipped with some 1,000 comic books is to be set up.The SICAF was launched in 1995 in a bid to promote South Korea' s animation industry and raising public awareness of local talent.The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF) is an annual showcase festival of animation, cartoon and related art genres held in Seoul, South Korea since 1995.

SICAF is the leader of the festival representing cartoon-animation showcase, providing opportunities for tasting new trend of industry, exploiting trade market, finding business partners and competing creative artworks throughout its main programs.

Since its inception in 1995, SICAF’s animated film festival has been the gateway to introduce a big range of world animation and debut promising talented films. More than 1,500 films a year are submitted to animated film festival over its competition and non-competition categories, which is as high volume of collection as compared to world top animated film festivals. Animated film festival also provides prize money to the winners in competition categories in a way to assist film production of the filmmakers

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