IMAF Press Release
In partnership with its headline sponsor, CineAqua, the company behind Paris’ new animation and aquarium experience, the International Manga and Anime Festival is back for the third year and will take place from Friday 10th – Tuesday 14th November 2006, at the magnificent County Hall, Westminster, London.
Along with its headline sponsor, CineAqua, the festival will play host to the world renowned IMAF 2006 Manga and Anime Design Competition and Awards and with an overall prize fund worth $85,000, $75,000 of which being cash prizes. An extremely high number of entries from professional illustrators, promo directors and animators, as well as committed amateurs are expected.
Judging panel member, Andrew Prentice, Director of Trocadero Studio, says, "With Paris' newest and interactive attraction as our main sponsor, our intention is to build on the successes of IMAF 2004 and 2005, by making the Manga and Anime competitions and festival a must for both industry professionals and committed amateurs – and also anyone who has an interest in Japanese culture... we are using a larger area this year that will house a more interactive festival, with event old favourites and new ventures". He adds, "We wanted to try something different, so have new and exciting categories for this year, including a Festival Ident category".
Details of the high profile speakers, premiers and trade/retail exhibitors organised for the festival will be announced over the next few months.
IMAF 2006 will take place at the magnificent County Hall, Westminster, London and open with the IMAF 2006 Manga and Anime Design Competition and Awards ceremony on Friday 10th November 2006.