MSHINI TV: STELLAR JUDGING PANEL

MSHINI TV: STELLAR JUDGING PANEL

MSHINI TV: STELLAR JUDGING PANEL

With the submission deadline fast approaching (), the African Animation Network’s (AAN) brand for adult animated comedy contentMSHINI TV, announces its stellar judging panel!

CARL JONES:

Over the past decade, the name Carl Jones (CEO of 245 Enterprises) has become synonymous with cutting edge animated TV comedy. He is best known for his work as Executive Producer and Head Writer of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series and Co-Executive Producer of Adult Swim’s The Boondocks, the first Cartoon Network program to win a Peabody Award and be nominated for a NAACP Image Award. Carl’s plethora of show credits include iconic titles such as The Last OG and Legends of Chamberlain Heights. Carl joins the MSHINI TV jury as Head Judge.

MSHINI TV: HEAD JUDGE: CARL JONES

MSHINI TV: HEAD JUDGE: CARL JONES

MIKE DE SEVE:

Mike de Seve, President of Baboon Animation, is an Emmy-nominated animation writer and director, working in both feature films and television. For more than 2 decades, Baboon Animation’s team has provided Emmy-winning (27 collectively) and Oscar-nominated writing, directing and development to the most successful animation studios and networks worldwide. As a director-writer at Dreamworks, Mike served as a sequence director and story consultant on Madagascar, and as a story consultant on several films including Shrek 2, Shrek The Third and Monsters vs Aliens. But, Mike is probably best known in adult animated comedy circles as the director of the full 7 seasons of the original Beavis & Butt-Head series, for which he earned that show its Emmy nomination; sequence writing/directing on the Beavis & Butt-Head feature film; and writing and/or directing multiple animated Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live segments.

MSHINI TV: JUDGE, MIKE DE SEVE

MSHINI TV: JUDGE, MIKE DE SEVE

GRIFF”:

Comedian, motivational speaker and veteran on-air personality, “GRIFF” is co-host of Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell which reaches a listenership of 1 million people in 40 markets. An Emmy-nominated sportscaster, “GRIFF” is probably best known for his stand-up comedy however, with an impressive resume that includes; BET Comic View All Star (x 5), Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment and Bounce TV’s Off the Chain. But, one of “GRIFF’S”, proudest achievements is his regular tours to Africa where he was the 1st American to tape Comedy Central Africa and has done so thrice so far.

MSHINI TV: JUDGE, "GRIFF"

MSHINI TV: JUDGE, “GRIFF”

NINA HASTIE:

Seasoned South African Stand-up Comedian and former late night talk show host on SABC 3’s Trending SA, Nina Hastie is a SAFTA & Comic’s Choice Award Nominee. As a scriptwriter Nina has received 2 SAFTA nominations for Bantu Hour Season 1 and (as head writer) on NBC Universal & E! Entertainment’s ‘Celebrity Game Night’. Multi-talented, Nina is also the official voice of; Comedy Central Africa, BBC First Dates Africa, and BBC Lifestyle whilst she has also voiced character’s for Cartoon Network Africa’s Imagination Studios shorts.

MSHINI TV: JUDGE, NINA HASTIE

MSHINI TV: JUDGE, NINA HASTIE

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“.

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

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
FUPiTOONS from Africa to the WORLD!

FUPiTOONS from Africa to the WORLD!

FUPiTOONS from Africa to the WORLD!

FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL 2019 (FUPiTOONSis taking African animation to the world. Africa is the territory of honour at Annecy 2020 and FUPiTOONS will be part of the official program. This year’s special call for content delivered a record harvest of 721 short films.

The African Animation Network (AAN) launched FUPiTOONS at The Zone in Rosebank in 2017. It was the first animation short film festivalMade in Africa for Kids“. Since its inception the festival has traveled the length and breadth of the continent, from festivals to pop culture events to schools

20 films have been selected for FUPiTOONS 2019. The festival premieres at DISCOP Johannesburg next week, where the jury will have the unenviable task of deciding which of the 20 shorts will win in the various categories.

FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION

The jury for FUPiTOONS 2019 comprises 3 of Africa’s shining stars in animation. Mounia Aram, born in Morocco but now living in France, is this year’s Head Judge. She recently launched the production and distribution start-up Mounia Aram Company to focus on distribution of African and Middle Eastern animated content. With over a decade’s worth of experience and passion for bringing content to screens across the globe, her focus has now shifted to Africa where she has also taken up a role at AAN as the Head of Content Acquisitions & Channel Distribution.

MOUNIA ARAM

Diana Maria Rosu is the founder and Artistic Director of the Accra Animation Film Festival (AAFFia). AAFFia debuted in 2019 and has already contributed greatly to the growth and exposure of the West African animation industry. Born in Romania, Diana completed her studies in Europe, before moving to Ghana, bringing a wealth of experience having worked on a plethora of European festivals.

DIANA ROSU

Cameroonian-Burkinabe, Doh D. Daiga, is a line producer, writer, cartoonist, animator, graphic artist, webmaster, trainer and teacher. He has a BSc in Film and TV Production with associates in Illustration and Animation. Doh is the Owner and Chief Creative Officer of Kinetic Arts and Human Technologies International (Kahti) and is an active member of the Burkinabè Association de Cinema Animation (ABCA), Kino Cabaret Ouaga and Co-Founder of the Creative Cultural Center.

DOH D DAIGA

FUPiTOONS, “fupi” meaning “short” in kiSwahili, has always dug deep into the African soil from its content to its jury. The aim is to bring content to the children of the continent that depicts characters they can identify with. Bringing recognition to creatives and their projects.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market/MIFA is one of, if not the biggest, animation film festival in the world. Creatives from all over the world will descend on the festival and market in its 60th year of existence. This a great opportunity for FUPiTOONS, and the African animation industry, to attract this global audience’s attention. While showing them what the continent is capable of. It’s an advertisement showing the world, Africa is open for business.

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