Lagos Comic Con 2018 hosts Animation du Monde

Lagos Comic Con 2018 hosts Animation du Monde

Lagos Comic Con 2018 hosted final round of Pan-African Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde.

Garbage Boy & Trash Can image courtesy of Ridwan Moshood, 1 of the top 2 projects pitched @ Lagos Comic Con 2018

Garbage Boy & Trash Can image courtesy of Ridwan Moshood, 1 of the top 2 projects pitched @ Lagos Comic Con 2018

The shortlisted projects that competed at Lagos Comic Con (in no particular order) were:

  • Ringa Mzansi represented by Lwazi Msipha (South Africa)
  • Little Little Orishas represented by Archange Kiyindou (Nigeria/Congo)
  • Kara represented by Lydia Mugure (Kenya)
  • Garbage Boy and Trash Can represented by Ridwan Moshood (Nigeria)
  • The Tuck represented by Seriki Toluwalase (Nigeria)
  • LUPA 360: The Hero of Strange Dimensions represented by Ayodele Elegba (Nigeria)
  • The Makerbolts represented by Dami Solesi (Nigeria)
  • Surface represented by Harto Muhato (Kenya)
  • Four.Fiver.One represented by Jackson Onyango Konyango (Kenya)
  • Zamo & The Guppies represented by Warwick Kay (South Africa)

After an extremely tight round of competition, the judges’ decision was unanimous and the 2 projects selected to compete in the continental final at DISCOMICS Joburg (in no particular order) are:

  • Garbage Boy and Trash Can represented by Ridwan Moshood (Nigeria)
  • The Makerbolts represented by Dami Solesi (Nigeria)
Makerbolts image courtesy of Dami Solesi, 1 of the top 2 projects pitched @ Lagos Comic Con 2018

Makerbolts image courtesy of Dami Solesi, 1 of the top 2 projects pitched @ Lagos Comic Con 2018

EXPANDED FOOTPRINT:

Lagos Comic Con is the largest pop culture event in West Africa and was the fifth of 5 events in Africa that hosted a regional round of the Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde. An expanded footprint of events is made possible through a partnership with DISCOMICS. DISCOMICS is a new enterprise founded by DISCOP Markets and the African Animation Network in partnership with ICON Comic & Gaming Convention (ICON CGC), Lagos Comic Con (LCC) and Nairobi Comic Con (NAICCON).

2 projects were selected from each event and invited to attend the continental Grand Finale at DISCOMICS Joburg (14-16 November).

FINAL SELECTION:

The final selection of projects from all 5 regional rounds of competition (in no particular order) are:

  • Koka Kitoumbou represented by Shikartoon (Congo Braza)
  • Étincelle represented by Ouassila Kharoune (Burkina Faso)
  • As aventuras dos Pestinhas represented by Nildo Essa (Mozambique)
  • Da Bes Band represented by Mike Scott (South Africa)
  • My Friendly Tokoloshe represented by Khanye Mfeka (South Africa)
  • Hiraeth represented by Kayla Archer (South Africa)
  • Nini represented by Shadrack Munene (Kenya)
  • The Next Rainbow represented by Salim Busuru (Kenya)
  • Garbage Boy and Trash Can represented by Ridwan Moshood (Nigeria)
  • The Makerbolts represented by Dami Solesi (Nigeria)

GRAND FINALE:

At the Grand Finale at DISCOMICS Joburg 2 projects will be selected to represent Africa and compete against their global counterparts at Annecy/MIFA 2019. A high percentage of projects that are pitched at Annecy/MIFA go on to secure finance and/or co-production partners. Ingrid Agbo’s L’arbre à Palimpseste, the project which represented Africa at Annecy/MIFA 2018, went on to close a pre-sale with Gulli Africa for a series.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

Perhaps the biggest value for entrants who proceed to the Grand Finale at DISCOMICS Joburg is the Annecy MIFA – Animation du Monde – Skills Programme which includes pitching workshops, training sessions and one-on-one meetings with 3 industry experts selected by Annecy/MIFA ahead of the Grand Finale.

 

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