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 11th CICAF, held between 28 April and 3 May 2015, attracted 1.37 million visitors to 12 venues across the city. During the course of the six-day festival some 355,000 people attended events in the main venue – the White Horse Lake Animation Plaza. A total of 58 activities included exhibitions, forums, business sessions, competitions, awards and other events, and attracted 617 companies and institutions from 78 countries and regions. CICAF also saw the signing of contracts on 325 projects, resulting in on-site transactions totalling 14.85 billion RMB (USD 2.39 billion).