CALL FOR CONTENT: MSHINI TV

CALL FOR CONTENT: MSHINI TV

CALL FOR CONTENT: MSHINI TV

F****D UP AFRICAN CARTOONS

The African Animation Network (AAN) isn’t only focusing on children’s content and has opened a call for content for its new MSHINI TV brand. This will be another Open Network Platform and home for animated content of a more mature nature. Making it possible for creators who want to focus on the +16 target market with a platform to showcase their work.

AAN has partnered with DISCOP Markets and Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest. & Market/MIFA (Annecy/MIFA) to present MSHINI TVMSHINI TV will make its European debut at Annecy/MIFA 2020 as part of the official festival program and the Africa 2020 Creative Season before screening at DISCOP Johannesburg 2020Creators can submit their content HERE.

CALL FOR CONTENT: MSHINI TV

CALL FOR CONTENT: MSHINI TV

MSHINI TV is a corruption of the isiZulu phrasemshiniwamahlaya” with “mshini” meaning “machine (gun)” and “wamahlaya” meaning “joke“.  Combined, “mshiniwamahlaya” is a pun which means both “machine (gun) jokes” and “joke machine/factory“.

 

MARCHING TOWARDS ANNECY & AFRICA 2020 (PART 1)

MARCHING TOWARDS ANNECY & AFRICA 2020 (PART 1)

MARCHING TOWARDS ANNECY & AFRICA 2020 (PART 1)

Since the African Animation Network is a pro-profit, talent-driven social enterprise, let’s start our trip with some of our 2019 social analytics. And, if you’re having problems reading the smaller text, click on the image to zoom in…

MARCHING TOWARDS ANNECY & AFRICA 2020 (PART 1): INFOGRAPHIC

MARCHING TOWARDS ANNECY & AFRICA 2020 (PART 1): INFOGRAPHIC

 

AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

At Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market/MIFA 2019 the African Animation Network announced that they will be launching the first African-owned linear kids’s animation & pop culture thematic channel.

Please join us on the DISCOMICS Pavilion for an update on the imminent launch and a Q&A session.

Venue: DISCOMICS Pavilion, DISCOP Johannesburg, Sandton Convention Centre
Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Time: 12:00PM – 13:00PM

Panelist:
Nick WILSON, Head of Projects & Content, African Animation Network

Moderator:
Les ALLEN, DISCOMICS Head of Business Development

ANNECY – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

ANNECY – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

ANNECY – PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

ANNECY - PRESS CONFERENCE @ DISCOP JOHANNESBURG

Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market/MIFA announced at their 2019 event that Africa will be the territory of honour in 2020 parallel to the Africa 2020 Creative Season.

Please join us on the DISCOMICS Pavilion for a presentation on some of the planned activities at Annecy 2020 and a Q&A session.

Venue: DISCOMICS Pavilion, DISCOP Johannesburg, Sandton Convention Centre
Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Panelists:
Véronique ENCRENAZ, Head of MIFA
Mickaël MARIN, CEO of Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market/MIFA
Moderator:
Nick WILSON, Head of Projects & Content, African Animation Network
Animation du Monde / ICON Deadline Extension / First Judge & Mentor Announced

Animation du Monde / ICON Deadline Extension / First Judge & Mentor Announced

Animation du Monde / ICON Deadline Extension / First Judge & Mentor Announced!

During a press conference on Monday, 15 April in Paris, Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest’ & Market/MIFA announced their exciting animation film line-up whilst also welcoming Nora Twomey as MIFA Campusfirst female patron. Twomey, a partner at Cartoon Saloon, directed the critically acclaimed The Breadwinner.

The MIFA Campus is an exciting opportunity for students and professionals from around the world to meet with recruiters, attend various master-classes and discuss initiatives and schemes in the animation industry.  As a custodian of the Animation du Monde brand in Africa, the African Animation Network (AAN) are proud to be associated with an organisation that places such great importance on empowerment, a cornerstone of AAN’s mandate as a social enterprise.

ANIMATION DU MONDE DEADLINE EXTENSION ICON

African animators are therefore invited to take part in the first preliminary round of the Pan-African Animation du Monde pitch season that will take place at ICON Comics & Games Convention (ICON CGC) from the 20th to the 22nd of April at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The deadline for project registrations have been extended.  Contestants have until the 18th of April (8AM CAT) to submit their project and can do so by clicking HERE

Video pitches will be accepted for those not able to attend the preliminary regional round at ICON CGC however, candidates who are able to attend the event will be given preference.  The competition regulations can be viewed HERE.

AAN have also assembled an exciting panel of international judges & mentors for this year’s Animation du Monde Continental Final that will take place at DISCOP Johannesburg in November 2019.

RATHAN SAM GEORGE, COO TOONZ MEDIA GROUP INDIA

The first of the judges & mentors to be announced is Rathan Sam George (Chief Operating Officer, Toonz Media Group), who has the following to say of his involvement; “We at Toonz Media Group produce over 10,000 minutes of animation a year and have recently seen the raw potential of African creators. Partnering with AAN has created opportunities for us to share our knowledge, as well as reach out to these creatives in a way that will grow the animation industry locally. I am personally excited to find co-production and IP investment opportunities in Africa”.