currently researching african animation : interested in compiling a database of practitioners in various sub-saharan countries : welcome any postings from practitioners
Friday, July 16, 2021
Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Sending you 💕 and positive energy. Love, a gift that we all have the ability to give one another...and what we need right now to heal the ills plaguing the world. As we grieve the loss of our typical routines, make a sense of this emotionally exhausting times and navigate the uncertainty of the future, it is easy to slip into that melancholy mood. But we have to speak love and hope into this moment. #SafeHands #SpreadLove #Coronavirus #Covid19 #ArtInCovid19 #stopmotionanimation #stopmotionanimator #nigeriananimation #claymation #staysafe #lockdown2020 #animationnigeria #stopmotionnigeria #stopmotion
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Kanso Ogbulo aka thesmilinghat with his FreaktheFxxxOut series and some Vfx work
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THIS IS EPIC! WATCH THIS SHORT TEASER OF “OSUN” by the amazing @michaelrhima Here’s a synopsis of the upcoming short movie: A man decides to journey to his birth home where he reflects on his childhood and relationship with his late mother. His journey becomes more of a spiritual one after an event sends him into a trance where he encounters a goddess. Go Follow @osun_film for more updates! #orisha #oshun #osun #santeria #candombre
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Sunday, February 02, 2020
Recently I have been working on an article about fantasy films across the continent, and came across these young creatives in Kaduna, Nigeria - The Critics. Their short films are always action packed and fun to watch, my favourite a re-telling of StarWars.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Thursday, December 19, 2019
If you are around in Ghana on Friday the 20th December then it may be worth looking out for the screening of Tutu: The Untold Story of a Kingdom, pitched as an animated series, this story tells of
Osei Tutu and the rise of the 17th century Ashanti Kingdom located in what is now modern day Ghana, West Africa. Our main characters Osei Tutu and Okomfo Anokye embark on a journey to unite divided Akan clans.
Tutu Concept Event Screening: Date: Friday December 20th, 2019 Where: Alliance Française (Accra, Ghana) Time: 7pm Cost: 20GHC
Sunday, August 04, 2019
Between 27th July and the 2nd August, the festival ran a number of different events and panels
Thu 15:00 UTC · 45 guests
Wed 15:00 UTC · 30 guests
Tue 15:00 UTC · 120 guests
Saturday, June 22, 2019
The studio is also embarking upon its first feature length animation based on an adaptation of the book "The passport of Mallam Ilia" by the Nigerian literary legend, Cyprian Ekwensi.
The sneak peek we got of the teaser trailer has great design and action and looks intriguing so we should keep an eye out for this animation.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
SquidMag is a website that offers a great selection of news on animation, games and comics from the continent. In their own words they aim to be....
the go-to resource to find the best works of art across comics, video games and animation and to start conversations about the geekdom we love so much.
Definitely worth a visit.
As reviewed on SquidMag his animation Chaskele
Chaskele, the animation, however, was more. It was a movement, a call to arms for the nerds who loved the game, for nostalgic old souls and people who loved “cartoons” and animation even more. Chaskele, the film, was a welcome re-imagination of an otherwise straightforward game that added subtle complexities such as some awesome Adinkra symbologies within a very modern context.
Read more about his work on MESH
Saturday, March 02, 2019
The winning prize was awarded to Comfort Arthur from Ghana, known for her animation 'Black Barbie' (2016).
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Afri-Adventure includes a line up of short animations from across the continent. For those in Edinburgh on Sat 3rd November (1pm) and Glasgow (2pm) make your way to watch some animated fun!
- A Kalabanda Ate My Homework (2017) by Raymond Malinga from Uganda
- Bellyflop by Jeremy Collins & Kelly Dillon from South African
- Bino and Fino: On To Timbuktu by Adamu Wasiri from Nigeria
- Crush (2017) by Stephen Iosun from Nigeria
- Tales of Shaa (2017) by Rodney Masanga from Zimbabwe
- The Tree of Palimpsest (2018) by Ingrid Agbo from Togo
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The AHRC Network e-Voices: Redressing Marginality brings together a global network of academics and practitioners to explore the theme of marginalisation, and how digital media can be used by marginalised groups to make their voices heard, within and beyond the borders of their communities promoting social inclusion. In particular, the network is going to explore three case studies: how favela residents in Brazil are using digital media to foster community engagement and active citizenship; how Kenyan artists are using digital tools to promote a dialogue around human rights and power structures; and how development organisations working with displaced populations in Syria are using digital technologies to foster peace and reconciliation in the country.
As part of the project, award winning Kenyan animator, Ng'endo Mukii will be running a four-day workshop to create an animated Portrait of the recently killed Brazilian activist, Marielle Franco. The workshop will invite artists to engage with collections of visual material from Brazil to reflect upon marginalised voices. The artists will utilise a range of techniques and materials that include digital and non-digital modes of experimental animation.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Interview with Salim Busuru of Avandu Studios from AfridesignX on Vimeo.