About Cicaf

China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) is the first and largest state-level international professional cartoon and animation festival of its kind in China, sponsored by the National Radio and Television Administration; China Media Group and The People's Government of Zhejiang Province; also co-organized by the Hangzhou Municipal People's Government; Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture Radio Televsion and Tourism; and Zhejiang Media Group. CICAF has been officially listed as the key cultural trading platform backed by the state official Project --- "Chinese Culture Going-Global Initiative".

With the theme of "Animation Feast, People's Celebration", this specialized, internationalized, and market-oriented festival is composed by 5 major parts --- Exhibition, Forum, Business, Competition and Activity, and has successfully launched top 10 brand events: Golden Monkey King Awards, Industry Expo, International Animation & Game Business Conference (iABC),

Cartoon & Animation Industry Summit Forums, China Cosplay Super Show, Seiyuu Competition, Cartoon & Animation Floats Parade, International Cartoon & Animation Alliance Hangzhou Summit, International Animation Week Film Screening, and "Magic Eye" China (Hangzhou) International Children's Comics Contest (CICCC). CICAF aims to develop into a communication platform with broader international visions and higher professional standards, whereas it has established a long-term strategic cooperation alliance with more than 10 well-known festivals, including Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France), Angoulême International Comics Festival(France), Animafest Zagreb (Croatia), and Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), etc. CICAF is now playing a vital role in promoting Hangzhou and China's ACG industry, attracting participants, exhibitors, and contestants from more than 30 countries and regions every year.

Since its inauguration in 2005, CICAF has successfully held 19 editions in Hangzhou, a scenic and historic city famed for its legendary West Lake as the World Cultural Heritage. Hangzhou is the host city of both the G20 Summit in 2016 and the 19th Asian Games in 2023. It has long been famous for its picturesque landscape, fascinating history, enchanting culture, and vibrant business. It is also where the romance between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, known as the "Romeo and Juliet of the East", took place. Today, CICAF has transformed this city into China's Capital of Animation with many newly set facilities: China Cartoon & Animation Museum, two national animation industry bases, and three state-level animation teaching and research centers (i.e., Zhejiang University, China Academy of Art, and Communication University of Zhejiang). The local government invests 100 million yuan in the animation sector every year to pursue a high-quality development.

In late May 2024, the 20th CICAF will be staged at White Horse Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center in Hangzhou. Welcome to join us!