China International Cartoon and Animation Festival
The China International Cartoon and Animation Festival is China’s largest cartoon and animation event and has been held annually in Hangzhou since 2004.
The festival begins with a grand opening ceremony which lasts for two hours with a cartoon & animation floats parade (动漫花车游行).
The festival consists of four major parts – exhibitions, activities, forums and competitions. Over the six-day festival, animators and cartoon lovers can enjoy the original cartoon and animation works, online games, cartoon parades and many other shows and plays. In addition, the festival also features a series of seminars and forums on topics such as animation talent training, new trends in animation development, and bottlenecks in current development, etc.
Time: April -- May
Venue: Cartoon & Animation Square of White Horse Lake (白马湖动漫广场) Add: No.336, Changjiang Road S., Binjiang District (滨江区长江南路336号)
Source: New Greater Hangzhou: A New Guide by George Chen
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