The second edition of the Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde has shortlisted five African contenders who will compete at DISCOP Abidjan on 29 May 2018.
The shortlisted projects (in no particular order) are:
Shegbe represented by Ayodele Elegba (Nigeria)
Étincelle represented by Ouassila Kharoune (Burkina Faso)
Placman represented by Cénack kouamé (Côte d’Ivoire)
Koka Kitoumbou represented by Shekartoon (Congo Braza)
les 1 2 3 4 5 represented by Ange Patrick Digbeu (Cote d’Ivoire)
DISCOP Abidjan, which has a strong focus on Francophone West African animation through partnerships with AIFA (Association Ivoirienne du Film d’Animation) and ABCA (Association Burkinabè du Cinéma d’Animation), is the first of five events in African hosting regional competition rounds of Animation du Monde. The expansion across more events is possible through DISCOMICS, a new enterprise of DISCOP and the African Animation Network in partnership with ICON Comics & Gaming Convention, Lagos Comic Con and Nairobi Comic Con.
Participating events include:
ICON CGC, Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 June to 01 July (Entries close 22 June)
DISCOP Zanzibar, Tanzania, 11 July to 13 July (Entries open 31 May – 27 June)
NAICCON, Nairobi, Kenya, 11 August to 12 August (Entries open 20 June – 20 July)
LCC, Lagos, Nigeria, 15 September (Entries open 24 July – 24 August)
Two projects from each event will be selected to attend the Grand Finale at DISCOMICS Joburg from 14 to 17 November. The best two pitches will represent Africa in France at Annecy/MIFA 2019. Grand finalists will also have access to the Animation du Monde Skills Programmer, which includes pitching workshops, training and one-on-one meetings with industry experts ahead of the big day in Johannesburg.