Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Watch: Animae Caribe Animation Festival comes to Carifesta

Scene from "Hair Love"

Scene from "Hair Love"

Animae Caribe Festival kicked off Carifesta-style, allowing for digital media creatives from around the region to showcase their brilliant skill, network and collaborate with others in the field.

An opening screening and cocktail reception was recently held to celebrate the bevy of talent in the Caribbean world of animation.

Hosted on August 14 at the Government Campus Plaza, several animated shorts were screened on opening night: "The Mighty Grand Piton; "Malika-Warrior Queen"; "Celflux"; "Substance"; "Kenny & Brown Bear"; and "Hair Love".

Since the Animae Caribe team has a laser focus on youth, they had a large presence at the Carifesta Youth Village where they highlighted careers in animation and virtual reality. 


The week saw a vigorous schedule of activities including a five-day animation and gaming accelerator programme where 25 animators from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago were trained on how to enhance their technical capacity to design an animated series and a game with the ultimate aim to continue developing the Caribbean animation industry.

Tyree Dillihay (co-director/consultant, "Hair Love" and director, "Bob's Burgers") worked closely with the animators to show them what really goes into creating content. 

According to the Festival's founder and creative director, Camille Selvon Abrahams, "We're really all about creating content from the Caribbean, for the world."

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