Animation Week kicks off July 15Seoul Cartoon & Animation Week, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, will take place across Seoul from July 15, and organizers introduced the programs on Monday.
Three main events will be held during the week: the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Sicaf) will run from July 15 to 21 at Coex in southern Seoul, the Seoul Promotion Plan will be held from July 15 to 17 at the Hilton Millennium Seoul hotel in central Seoul and the Seoul International Imagination Industry Forum will be held from July 19 to 20 at DDP in central Seoul.
“Our theme for this year’s festival is ‘Innovative Change,’” said Cho In-dong, the director general of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. “We hope to inspire and promote cultural and industrial value of local cartoon and animation, and actively interact with overseas animators [throughout the week].”
To actively promote the events, the organizers nominated their first digitally animated publicity ambassador, Apoki, who was created by Afun Interactive incorporation. The animated YouTuber from the channel APOKI TV will be conducting live interviews and posing for photos during the event.
By Lee Jae-lim