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DISCOP Abidjan Animation du Monde 2020 Winners Announced

Three projects chosen from 2nd leg of competition; submissions due July 12 for the third competition leg taking place at upcoming Accra Animation Film Festival.

The second leg of the Pan-African Animation du Monde 2020 competition, which took place at DISCOP Abidjan, has been completed, with the winners now preparing to participate in the Continental Finals taking place at DISCOP Johannesburg later this year.

The winners are:

  • The Oil of Amadi by Matthew Brown (South Africa) and Harrison Yinfaowei (Nigeria)
  • Tchamba by Doh D Daiga (Burkina Faso)
  • Orisha Pikin by Archange Kiyindou (Republic of the Congo)

Over the last 3 years, Animation du Monde, in partnership with DISCOP Markets and Annecy International Animated Film Fest and Mifa, has significantly impacted the African animation landscape by playing a pivotal role in reaching the Francophone African creative community. The quality of projects being presented reflects this outreach, and has led to new opportunities for African animation producers to compete on the international stage. This is the only leg of the competition that takes place in a Francophone African country. Over the last two years it has developed into a launch pad for the contest in West Africa.

Annecy 2020, which will be marking its 60th year, recently announced that Africa will be the continent of honor as part of the African 2020 Creative Season. The African animation community will have further opportunity to showcase its skills and talents while sharing its rich history of art.

The call for the third prelim of the Pan-African Animation du Monde taking place at the Accra Animation Film Festival (AAFFIA) in Ghana, is currently open. Contestants have until the July 12 to submit their project. Video pitches will be accepted for those not able to attend the preliminary regional round at AAFFIA. However, candidates who are able to attend the event will be given preference. More information regarding the submission process is available here.

Source: African Animation Network