Since 1985, Rimini hosts Cartoon Club – International Festival of animation, comics and games.
Born from the experience of ACLI Rimini Art and Entertainment, In its 33-year history. Cartoon Club has become one of the most popular festivals in the Italian and in the latest edition has scored over 100.000 attendance.
The heart of the event pulses in Marina center, in Piazzale Federico Fellini, near the sea, where, for a week, comes to life a real event, a popular village in the pedestrian area in front of the Grand Hotel of Rimini.
Enliven event film screenings, over 250 animated shorts from around the world, a hundred Italians guests, comics, original publications, awards and prizes to designers, schools, authors and cartoonists, concerts, meetings with authors, filmmakers and publishers , workshops and even Riminicomix, the exhibition-market that welcomes publishers, antique comic books, manga and collecting over the Cosplay Convention, one of the most anticipated events of the sector at national level involving thousands of young people who wear the costumes of their heroes comic book or movie.
A March 2017 was officially formalized the collaboration between Doc Services e Cartoon Club,
International Film Festival of Animation, Comics and Games of Rimini.
From this collaboration was born ” Doc Comics & Cartoon “, A joint venture that aims to develop services and opportunities for all workers who rotate in the fields of animation, comics and in side areas that Doc Services They will find a reality in which they come into compliance, social security consultancy, legal, tax and contract. There will be various cultural, social initiatives, the opportunity to participate in tenders and to create synergies with all institutions of the publishing world and the old and new media, to get the protection of the professionalism of the industry.
Cartoon Club is not just a festival, it is a network that combines educational activities (workshops animation films, cartoon, painting), production of shows, exhibitions and publishing activities: since 1998 the staff of Cartoon Club publishes and distributes the historic magazine Fumo di China.