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.

 

The African Animation Network is a pro-profit, talent-driven social enterprise and open network that endeavors to build a sustainable African animation industry.

AAN, DISCOMICS, AIFA & ABCA partner for Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde @ DISCOP Abidjan

AAN, DISCOMICS, AIFA & ABCA partner for Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde @ DISCOP Abidjan

Annecy - MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde @ DISCOP Abidjan brought to you in partnership with AAN, AIFA, ABCA & DISCOMICS

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ENGLISH:  Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market/MIFA (Annecy/MIFA), African Animation Network (AAN), DISCOMICS, Association Ivoirienne du Film d’Animation (AIFA) and Association Burkinabè du Cinéma d’Animation (ABCA) partner for the first round of the Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde at DISCOP Abidjan.

Annecy/MIFA has passed on the baton to AAN to coordinate the second edition of a Pan-African animation pitching competition under their Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde umbrella with an expanded footprint through a partnership with DISCOMICS.

DISCOMICS is a new enterprise established by AAN and DISCOP Markets in partnership with the leading African animation associations and comic conventions in Africa.

According to Geraldine Bache, Head of Education and Projects, MIFA; “This expanded footprint is exciting because it allows us to reach unique animation talent from more territories and countries in Africa which ensures greater diversity and representation.  This embodies Animation du Monde’s core mandate of assisting in building talent in developing animation territories”.

The first round of competition will be hosted in partnership with AIFA and ABCA at DISCOP Abidjan (28-30 May, Radisson Blue Hotel).  The deadline for entries is 21 May with the finalists notified by 23 May.

Submissions can be made online HERE.

Said Abel Kouame, President of AIFA; “This is a fantastic initiative for us as an association as well as for all our members.  It is a privilege to be a host country of this prestigious competition for the second year in a row.”

Wilfrid Pare, Administrateur Culturel Conseiller en Communication of ABCA, continues;  “Annecy/MIFA is a brand that embodies the pinnacle of our craft of animation. For ABCA to partner with AAN and Annecy/MIFA and have the opportunity to be part of the number one animation festival in the world is truly an honour”.

According to Nick Wilson, Head of Projects at AAN and co-founder of DISCOMICS, “We’re exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with AIFA and ABCA.  Both associations are doing incredible work in the region to promote and build the animation sector. We’re looking forward to finding amazing talent in the region to represent Africa on the global stage”.

2 winners will be selected from DISCOP Abidjan to attend the continental final at DISCOP Joburg in November.  They will compete against finalists from 4 other regional competitions (ICON CGC, DISCOP Zanzibar, NAICCON and Lagos Comic Con) for the honour of being the top 2 projects from Africa to gain automatic entry in to the final of Animation du Monde at Annecy/MIFA 2019.

Perhaps the biggest value for the individuals representing their projects at the continental finals is the Annecy – MIFA Animation du Monde – Skills Programme.  This year 3 international experts, selected by Annecy/MIFA will host workshops, masterclasses and one-on-one sessions with the project leaders ahead of the continental final.  Nick Wilson; “Perhaps the biggest value for entrants who proceed to the Grand Finale is the Annecy MIFA – Animation du Monde – Skills Programme which includes pitching workshops, training sessions and one-on-one meetings with industry experts ahead of the Grand Finale.  Last year we saw a number of talents develop exponentially through this experience”.


FRANÇAIS:  Le Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy et son Marché le MIFA (Annecy / MIFA), L’Africa Animation Network (AAN), DISCOMICS, l’Association Ivoirienne du Film d’Animation (AIFA) et Association Burkinabè du Cinéma d’Animation (ABCA) partenaires pour le premier tour de la compétition MIFA Animation du Monde à DISCOP Abidjan.

Le Festival d’Annecy / MIFA a passé le flambeau à l’AAN pour coordonner la deuxième édition d’un concours panafricain de pitching d’animation sous leur enseigne Annecy – MIFA Animation Animation du Monde avec Une plus grande portée grâce à un partenariat avec le DISCOMICS.

Le DISCOMICS est un réseau crée par l’AAN et DISCOP Markets en partenariat avec les principales associations africaines d’animation et les conventions de bande dessinée en Afrique.

Selon Geraldine Bache, responsable de l’éducation et des projets du MIFA : ”Cette vision élargie est intéressante car elle nous permet d’atteindre des talents d’animation uniques provenant de plus de territoires et de pays d’Afrique, ce qui garantit une plus grande diversité et une meilleure représentation. Cela incarne le principal mandat d’Animation du Monde: aider à développer des talents dans le développement de territoires d’animation “.

Le premier tour de la compétition sera organisée en partenariat avec AIFA et ABCA au DISCOP Abidjan (28-30 mai, Radisson Blue Hotel). La date limite pour les inscriptions est le 21 mai, les finalistes étant prévenus avant le 23 mai.

Les soumissions peuvent être effectuées en ligne ICI.

Selon Mr Kouamé Abel, président de l’AIFA; “C’est une initiative fantastique pour nous en tant qu’association ainsi que pour tous nos membres. C’est un privilège d’être pays hôte de cette prestigieuse compétition pour la deuxième année consécutive. “

Wilfrid Pare, Administrateur Culturel Conseiller en Communication de l’ABCA, poursuit : “Annecy / MIFA est une marque qui incarne le summum de notre métier d’animation. Pour ABCA de s’associer avec l’AAN et Annecy / MIFA et avoir l’opportunité de faire partie du premier festival d’animation dans le monde, c’est vraiment un honneur “.

Wilfrid PARÉ, Administrateur Culturel et Conseiller en Communication de l’ABCA, renchérit: “Annecy / MIFA est la référence par excellence qui met la lumière sur notre secteur : le cinéma d’animation. C’est un honneur pour ABCA de s’associer à AAN et Annecy/MIFA et de bénéficier des opportunités qu’offre le leader des festivals d’animation dans la Monde”.

Selon Nick Wilson, responsable des projets chez AAN et co-fondateur du DISCOMICS: «Nous sommes particulièrement fiers de poursuivre notre partenariat avec l’AIFA et l’ABCA. Les deux associations font un travail incroyable dans la région pour promouvoir et construire le secteur de l’animation. Nous sommes impatients de trouver des talents incroyables dans la région pour représenter l’Afrique sur la scène mondiale “.

2 vainqueurs seront sélectionnés au DISCOP Abidjan pour assister à la finale continentale au DISCOP Joburg en novembre. Ils affronteront les finalistes de 4 autres compétitions régionales (ICON CGC, DISCOP Zanzibar, NAICCON et Lagos Comic Con) pour faire partir des 2 meilleurs projets provenant d’Afrique à s’inscrire automatiquement à la finale d’Animation du Monde à Annecy / MIFA 2019.

“La plus grande valeur pour les participants à la Grande Finale est sans doute le Programme de Compétences Annecy MIFA – Animation du Monde qui comprend des ateliers de pitching, des sessions de formation et des rencontres individuelles avec des experts du secteur avant la Grande Finale. L’année dernière, nous avons vu un certain nombre de talents se développer de manière exponentielle à travers cette expérience “.

 

The African Animation Network is a pro-profit, talent-driven social enterprise and open network that endeavors to build a sustainable African animation industry.