I sincerely congratulate the opening of the 20th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival held in the global cultural city of Seoul.
First held in 1995, SICAF has become a major Festival representative of Asia and it is now enjoyed by people from all around the world in its 20th opening.
This year the festival is held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a complex cultural space that has served as the starting point of creative industries in Korea under the slogan of ‘WIFI SICAF’ in the hopes to share with the world a WIFI of cultural content.

The scope of the cartoon and animation industry has continued to grow with the help of our infinite creativity and imagination. Now with webcomics in its forefront, our ever growing industry has become the new Korean Wave in the world market and K-animation is gaining favorable attention in the international market.

SBA Animation Center has put in countless efforts to assist in the growth of cartoon and animation industry and is planning to create a global ani-town across the Namsan area. We hope that Myeongdong, located at the heart of Seoul, and Namsan will become a global hub for Korean cultural contents in the near future and that SBA Animation Center and SICAF will play a vital role in its growth.
We sincerely wish the festival a great success and that you, the audience, will enjoy the five days of animation from around the world.

Thank you!