One of several recent initiatives to help develop the African animation industry, the program is open to African citizens; shortlisted applicants will have three months of paid skills development – submission deadline is July 23.
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Award-winning short that screened at Annecy 2018 closing ceremony, about a fearless girl learning to dive, is now available.
South Africa-based company also has the short film ‘Belly Flop’ screening during the festival’s closing ceremony and ‘The Highway Rat’ TV special, which it animated for Magic Light Pictures, is in competition.
Selected storytellers include Lucy Heavens, one of the writers on the breakout South African animation hit ‘Supa Strikas,’ which is broadcast in 120 countries around the world.
Cape Town-based studio is currently in production with Magic Light Pictures on the animated adaptation of U.K. author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s best-selling children’s book, ‘Stick Man.’