its Mifa market have selected Africa as the
spotlight territory for their 2020 edition, it was announced on Wednesday.
2020 Season, which will highlight France’s
renewed partnership with the continent,
Annecy will host screenings, meetings,
conferences and discussions shining light on different aspects of animation production in Africa.
Mickaël Marin, citing the creation of the Animation du Monde pitching sessions in
2015, as well as the launch of the competitive category Perspectives in 2017, as “two solid examples of our desire to provide increased visibility to these countries and to promote their astounding creativity.”
presence of African studios and artists is ever higher at Mifa. We would like to showcase it further by creating a special pavilion, as well as a series of meetings and project presentations.”
the African Animation Network (AAN), an open-network platform for African animators and industry associations, said Wednesday’s announcement is further proof that African animators are ready for their close-up.
industry,” he says. “Bringing the whole continent into sharp focus as part of the Africa 2020 Season at Annecy next year was
something that was unfathomable just six months ago, let alone three years ago when we launched AAN. I know that the announcement is going to reverberate across the continent.”
announcement of the first international service job for Nigeria’s growing animation industry. Episodes of the Chinese animated TV series “Wool Wool Town” will be produced in Lagos by a collective of eight studios comprising more than 50 animators, a project – secured in partnership with Animation Nigeria and India’s Toonz Media Group – that will keep the studios busy for the next 10 months or more.
inaugural African Animation Awards, which
will celebrate achievement in the pan-African animation industry. The first edition will be held this October in Nairobi.