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Five Pitches Shortlisted for MIFA Pitches at DISCOP Abidjan

Announced earlier this month, the second edition of the Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde has narrowed down the prospective contenders to five African-born toon concepts. ... Continue Reading →
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AAN, DISCOMICS, AIFA & ABCA Team Up for MIFA Pitches in Abidjan

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market/MIFA, African Animation Network, DISCOMICS, Association Ivoirienne du Film d’Animation and Association Burkinabè du Cinéma ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminated Films at 25: A Very British Kind of Magic

***This article was written for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** As the founder of British animation studio The Illuminated Film Company, which celebrates its 25th ... Continue Reading →
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Turner, AAN & Punch Monkey Rap on 1st FupiToons Fest

The first ever edition of the FupiToons short film festival has come and gone in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the co-organizers have provided us with a Q&A review of how this ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Re-Teams with AAN for DISCOP Jo-Burg

Turner Africa has announced its official sponsorship of the African Animation Village at DISCOP in Johannesburg, South Africa for the second year in a row. The company operates international ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Goes Local for African Competition Shorts

Cartoon Network is boosting the future of African-produced animation content with the Imagination Studios initiative — created to inspire, motivate and celebrate the imaginations ... Continue Reading →
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East Africa Gets First Animation Pitch Competition with Anicomp

There’s no slowing down for the African Animation Network, which in its most recent game-changing collaboration has teamed up with Nairobi Comic Con (NAICCON), The Association ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Animation du Monde Program Allies with Africa

The vigorously developing African animation industry has opened another international avenue with a the latest MIFA Animation du Monde initiative. The program will support “Animation ... Continue Reading →
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African Animation Network Taps SSTREAMM for MTN Mobile Channel

The African Animation Network, piloted as The Animation Lounge at DISCOP Johannesburg 2016, is teaming up with Sub-Saharan African mobile video solutions company SSTREAMM to create ... Continue Reading →
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DISCOP Africa to Expand Animation Lounge in 2017

DISCOP Abidjan and DISCOP Johannesburg stand as the premiere content markets in Francophone and Anglophone Africa, respectively, generating an estimated $1 billion worth of broadcasting ... Continue Reading →