“Made in Africa for Kids”
The African Animation Network’s (AAN) FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, debuted in October 2017 in partnership with Ster-Kinekor, Cartoon Network and the Animation School. A total of 114 submissions were received from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. AAN’s 2017 content curation team, which comprised award winning African animation experts; Comfort Arthur (Ghana), Clea Mallinson (South Africa) and Wendy Spinks (South Africa), selected the best shorts for inclusion in the final 90min edit. Inclusive of this edit are Cartoon Network’s 4 Imagination Studios shorts.
DISCOMICS is a new enterprise founded by AAN and DISCOP Markets in partnership with ICON Comics & Gaming Convention(ICON CGC), Nairobi Comic Con (NAICCON) and Lagos Comic Con (LCC). It is through this expanded footprint of markets and conventions that FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL will be touring Africa.
ICON CGC, Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 June – 01 July
DISCOP Zanzibar, Tanzania, 11 July – 13 July
NAICCON, Nairobi, Kenya, 11 August – 12 August
LCC, Lagos, Nigeria, 15 September
Call for Content:
Said Nick Wilson, Head of Projects at AAN and DISCOMICS Co-founder; “We’re exceptionally excited about touring FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL around the continent. This is a unique platform to get eyeballs on Africa’s best animated short form content and a unique value proposition for content producers and the festival in the long term.”
The call for FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL 2018 will launch at DISCOP Zanzibar (11 -13 July, 2018).
By NAICCON on May 30, 2018