CITIA is a cultural-cooperation public establishment (EPCC) funded by the Grand Annecy, the Haute-Savoie Department, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and the French State. The establishment is a resource and expertise centre in the field of images and creative industries, covering culture, economy and trainings. CITIA organises the International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa) and the Forum Blanc. It also contributes to developing the local economy by offering training possibilities, supporting specialised companies and hosting the sector’s unifying space Les Papeteries – Image Factory. CITIA also focuses on projects aimed at expanding its brand internationally.