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Animation du Monde pitches from Dami Solesi, Nildo Essa, and Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya
Animation du Monde pitches from Dami Solesi, Nildo Essa, and Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya

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Watch: African Animation in Conversation

The Africa is one of the next great frontiers in animation, a fact highlighted by the growing presence of creators from this diverse and story-rich continent at the Annecy Animation Festival and MIFA market this summer. And, the up and coming creators and studios from the region are preparing to make an even bigger impact in 2020, when Africa will be the official Annecy region of focus. Animag had the chance to hear from some of these talented artists, industry experts and Annecy/MIFA reps thanks to our friends at African Animation Network.

Scroll down for insights on the unique African animation scene and its place on the global landscape from:

  • Géraldine Baché, Head of Education & Projects at MIFA / Head Judge & Mentor, Pan-African Animation du Monde 2020
  • Véronique Encrenaz, Head of MIFA
  • Nildo Essa, animation director & screenwriter
  • Mike De Seve, Founder, Baboon Animation
  • Mohamed Ghazala, director, ASIFA VP Operations
  • Mbuotidem Johnson, Founder & CEO, Basement Animation
  • Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya, Founder, Sunflower Animation / Animation du Monde 2019 prize winner
  • Dami Solesi, CEO & Creative Director of Smids Animation Studios / Animation du Monde 2019 finalist

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