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Animation boot camp to be held in Trinidad in October
Published on August 4, 2015 Email To Friend    Print Version



PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- For the first time in Animae Caribe Festival’s 15-year history, region-wide participation will be achieved. From October 28-31, 2015, in Trinidad and Tobago, ten representatives from Caribbean animation studios will participate in round table discussions and the inaugural Animated Ideas Bootcamp.

Animated Ideas Bootcamp is a collaborative training and development project that encourages group participation for the advancement of animated series concepts for pitching and production.

Through the support of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) funded by the European Union under the 10th EDF, more than ten Caribbean islands will be represented at the event.

Commenting on the initiative, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director at Caribbean Export stated: “With the global animation industry estimated to be worth some US$250 billion annually, and the region’s need for economic diversification, the provision of animation services presents an attractive opportunity for the region as a whole to capitalise upon. The inclusion of regional animators at Animae Caribe Festival is a commendable development which will strengthen the regions industry.”

Round table discussions will cover topics such as the IDB Cluster Initiative, ASIFA Caribbean Elections and the creation of an entrepreneurial foundation for regional collaboration. In addition, the fledgling regional animation industry will be discussed with the aim of charting a way forward to stimulate its growth.

The ‘Animated Ideas Bootcamp’ is an important addition to the events of the festival which also includes demonstrations, workshops, screenings, business forums in animation, game design and digital media.

In addition, members of this initiative will pitch their ideas to a professional jury comprised of experts from regional agencies and international organisations like Disney, and Cartoon Network for a decided award and for the development of their own trailer and production bible.

Founder of the festival Camille Selvon Abrahams said: “There is a gap between training in animation digital media and the creation of content for global audiences. This project combines the right skill sets with hands on training in the development of ideas for television or the internet. The aim is to create a spark in the development of regional content.”

Discussions have begun between Animae Caribe team and Caribbean Tales Distribution Company and other regional and international bodies to support this initiative.
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