International Cartoon and Animation Festival, China

  • Celebrated: Apr. 28 to May. 3
  • Location: Hangzhou

Drawing (pun not intended) the most famous names in the cartoon industry, the International Cartoon and Animation Festival, held in Hangzhou since 2005, runs for several days. Included in the past festivals were the world's largest cartoon publisher, SHUEISHA from Japan, Dreamworks Animation, and the team from Hollywood that was responsible for the exciting and popular Avatar.


World-wide participation is encouraged, and the festival has previously attracted participants from over 61 countries. Animated films, including those made in China, are scheduled to be shown. Forums, animation technology, competitions, exhibitions and talent recruitment will be part of the theme of "Animate our city; Animate our lives." A gala opening and festival parade will take place.

Hangzhou's Cartoon & Animation Square at White Horse Lake is the site where art lovers, cartoon fans, animation and industry professionals and film buffs will gather to share a love and knowledge of the animation medium. More than 1,000 booths are expected to be part of this event. The festival will culminate with the presentation of China's most prestigious animation awards, the Golden Monkey King Awards.

Travel Information

Visitors should see beautiful West Lake while in Hangzhou, the famous and scenic site of works of poets and artists from the past.

The address of the show is Cartoon & Animation Square at White Horse Lake, 336 Changjiang Road, Binjiang District. Hangzhou is a two hours drive from Shanghai, and high-speed trains are also available for the visitor.

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