Animators from China make their presence felt in the global arena by establishing a new China Pavilion in the ongoing 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.
China International Television Corporation (CITVC), a subsidiary of the government-run China Central Television (CCTV), brought together CCTV Animation, Zhejiang Blue Star International Media, and the Guangzhou Animation and Cartoon Association to form the country’s own pavilion in this year’s Annecy Festival.
Other Chinese animation companies, such as the Beijing Animation and Game Industry Alliance, iQiYi, and Youku, would also be there to join the group.
China’s State Administration of Radio and Television director general, Gao Changli, will be spearheading the team during the six-day event.
CITVC executive vice-president, Jianing Shen, expressed the group’s appreciation to be a part of this year’s celebration. The executive said that they are pleased to showcase the talents of the best Chinese animation artists in such a world-renowned event.
Shen continued to say that the group would also be looking for “new global partners” during the course of the festival.
The China Pavilion is set to exhibit the group’s latest Chinese animated projects. Animated films such as “Killer Seven,” “Deer Run,” “Panda and Krash,” and “Legend of Silk Road” would be shown.
The first movie, “Killer Seven,” was nominated for the Annecy Festival’s Best Series award. The animation series produced by Aiken Zou Shasha’s Aha Entertainment began in April on the iQiyi, Youku, Bilibili, and Tencent Video platforms, targeting the young adult audience.
“Killer Seven” features an assassin named Seven as the main protagonist. Seven is a barber by vocation, but has the ability to disguise himself into different personas as he executes his targets.
Shen said that the whole Chinese animation industry is excited about the Annecy Festival award nomination. He also indicated that the group hopes to discuss their future plans and projects with prospective international clients.