Cartoon Club - 40° edition

International Animation, Comics and Games Film Festival - RiminiComix - Cosplay Convention

fom Monday 15 to Sunday 21 July 2024
Multiple Events

In July, the International Animation, Comics and Games Film Festival returns to Rimini for its 40th anniversary. 
One week of screenings, 200 short animated films in the competition, thematic and personal exhibitions by animators and cartoonists, feature films, meetings and shows that will be held in the most evocative locations in Rimini, from the historic centre to the sea area: Piazza Malatesta, Corte degli Agostiniani, Arena Francesca da Rimini, the 'Gambalunga' Library, the City Museum’, as well as Piazzale Fellini and Palazzo del Turismo. 
The social theme selected for the 2024 Festival is 'NO WAR: Animated Films and Comics against War". Cartoon Club strives to promote a culture of peace using the art of animation and comics.
There are numerous special events, including ones dedicated to the anniversaries of Mafalda, Hello Kitty and Ken the Warrior, with many guests: Junichi Hayama, Vittorio Giardino, Simone Massi, Vince Tempera. 
Vittorio Giardino, a recognised master of international comics, was asked to create the poster for this 40th edition and a personal exhibition will be dedicated to him, tracing his luminous career. 
As per tradition, from 18 to 21 July, Piazzale Fellini will come alive with the 'Riminicomix' comics and merchandising exhibition-market, now in its 27th edition, accompanied by the colourful 'Cosplay Convention', a gathering of young people and adults who impersonate their favourite characters from comics, cartoons, games and TV series. Fun is also guaranteed thanks to an increasingly rich Games area, with the arrival of Riot and its video game tournaments, a game room with real vintage cabins and board games with Ludo Labo. 
Several concerts will feature the two best-loved performers of animated film theme songs: Cristina d'Avena (20 July) and Giorgio Vanni (21 July). 
"Cartoon Club" is organised by Acli Arte e Spettacolo di Rimini and includes numerous collaborations and partnerships with prestigious national and international organisations. 


Rimini, historic centre and Fellini square in Marina Centro