CICAF is the only state-level professional cartoon and animation festival in China. Sponsored by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China and Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, this annual event has been held in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, since 2005.
The 13th CICAF is the first event held after the G20 era.With the theme of “International Animation,Embrace the World” and Hangzhou’s internationalization strategy,the festival is composed with 59 activities launched in the main venue and 16 branch venues, centering on the five boards of convention and exhibition, forum, business, competition and activity. They attracted 1.3945 million audiences from 82 countries and regions, including 2,587 Chinese and foreign companies, and 5,600 exhibitors and professionals. Among them,332,600 participants visited the main venue, signing contracts or cooperation intentions for 986 projects, worth 13.012 billion yuan and relating to 2.316 billion yuan in composite consumption, totaling 15.328 billion yuan.