Everybody loves animation films. There is a large market for it in one of the most populous countries in the world, Nigeria. The young and independent animation film makers, many of them being trained abroad, have already a good fundamental knowledge on 2D and 3D animation filmmaking. However, there are still some obstacles in their way in order to become acknowledged worldwide e.g. the lack of a body that represents their specific interests and non-existing platforms to make their work visible to national and international distributors of animation films.

As part of the Franco-German Cultural Fund, the diplomatic and cultural missions of France and Germany in Nigeria organize a third workshop for animation filmmakers in their two-year project on animation film in Nigeria. The workshop will take place from November 12-15 at Afrinolly and will be facilitated by the German animation film expert Samuel Weikopf (Berlin). Main topics are improving quality, capacity building and management strategies The conclusion and highlight of the project is the ANIMATION FILM DAY on November 16.

All animation film lovers – teenagers, students, experts – are invited to attend a manifold program with screenings, workshops and panel discussions: The program ranges from workshops for teenagers on the Nigerian animation film scene; trainings for young talents on how to become an animation filmmaker to professional talks for film producers and directors on distribution and international cooperation. Guest speakers and facilitators are Christophe Guignement (France), Ebele Okoye (Nigeria/Germany), lexandre Rideau (France), O.J Okosun (Nigeria), Ayodele Elegba (Nigeria), Stanlee Ohikhuare (Nigeria) Miriam wairanga (Nigeria) Stephen Shima Iosun (Nigeria), Tayo Fasunon (Nigeria).

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