On the morning of November 24, the main forum of the Animation Industry Forum was held at Hangzhou International Expo Center, unveiling the 18th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival.
Focusing on the annual theme of "Jointly Enriching the New Era, Creating the Future with Animation", this forum invited representatives from China Animation Association, colleges and universities in China and well-known animation enterprises and institutions at home and abroad, such as CCTV Animation, Shanghai Animation Film Studio, Unreal Engine, Tencent, Fantawild, Light Chaser Animation, Zoland Animation, Electronic Soul Network, and Walt Disney, to have talks and panel discussions in terms of "animation+", digital culture, national customs and style, etc.
The main forum saw the release of The Opinions on Promoting the High-quality Development of Hangzhou Animation Game and Esports Industry in the New Era (hereinafter referred to as "the Opinions"), which are also the sixth round of policies the AGI community’s ever proposed since 2005. According to "the Opinions", Hangzhou will make itself an animation and esports mega-city of the world, with stress on the six major projects in respect of animation works, game, esports, industrial integration, overseas platform and talent. To implement the policies, Hangzhou will allocate RMB 100 million each year to support the integration and mutual promotion of AGI and esports. It is expected that by 2025, the total annual revenue of Hangzhou's AG and esports industries will exceed 60 billion yuan.