African Animation NetworkThe first round of an Africa-wide competition for animation film takes place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the 28th to 30th of May, with the deadline for entries on 21 May, and the finalists notified two days later.

Two winners will be selected from Abidjan to attend the continental-wide final in Johannesburg in November.  They will compete against finalists from four other regional African competitions for the honour of being the top two projects from Africa, to gain automatic entry in to the final of Animation du Monde at Annecy/MIFA in 2019.

Geraldine Bache, Head of Education and Projects, MIFA, says: “This allows us to reach unique animation talent from more territories and countries in Africa which ensures greater diversity and representation.  This embodies Animation du Monde’s core mandate of assisting in building talent in developing animation territories”.

Abel Kouame, President of the Ivory Coast association, AIFA, said: “This is a fantastic initiative for us as an association as well as for all our members.  It is a privilege to be a host country of this prestigious competition for the second year in a row.”

Perhaps the biggest value for the individuals representing their projects at the continental finals is the Annecy – MIFA Animation du Monde – Skills Programme.  This year, three international experts, selected by Annecy/MIFA will host workshops, masterclasses and one-on-one sessions with the project leaders ahead of the continental final. 

Submissions can be made online HERE.

Visit the African Animation Network website.