Triggerfish, in partnership with Goethe-Institut and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, has launched Triggerfish Academy, a free digital learning platform for anyone wanting to understand more about the career opportunities and how to get started in the field of animation.
Last week The Lost Botanist, co-directed by the Kokstad-raised sister and brother team of Ree and Rick Treweek, became the first virtual reality (VR) experience from Africa to screen in competition at Annecy, the world's most prestigious animation festival.
On a suburban farm 20 minutes outside of Cape Town, the stories of an orphaned seal who fights sharks, a young zebra born with only half of his stripes, and a high-spirited falcon travelling to a bird city were all brought to life. The farm is the HQ of award-winning animation company Triggerfish.
DISCOP Abidjan in partnership with the African Animation Network (AAN) will host the 3rd annual Animation du Monde pitching competition next month and entries are now open.
This past weekend saw some of the most talented African animation creators present their work both live and through video presentations at ICON CGC. These pitches were part of The Animation du Monde preliminary round that was one of 3 international competitions taking place at ICON CGC this year.
As part of its growing acquisition of content from Africa, Netflix has announced its first original African animated series - Mama K's Team 4. The series is produced by award-winning South Africa based studio, Triggerfish Animation, and London based kids and family entertainment specialist, CAKE.
During a press conference in Paris, Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest' & Market/MIFA announced their exciting animation film line-up whilst also welcoming Nora Twomey as MIFA Campus' first female patron. Twomey, a partner at Cartoon Saloon, directed the critically acclaimed The Breadwinner.
Proudly presented by Animation SA, The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) kicks off this Friday, 8 March 2019, with the African premiere of Zog, Triggerfish's latest BBC Christmas special with Magic Light Pictures.
Sibusiso Ngubelanga, 26, first applied to study at The Animation School in 2014 but couldn't afford the tuition. The Khayelitsha resident attended every open day for the five years since then, to the point that some of The Animation School staff assumed he was a student there.
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