The two finalists have been announced in the 2nd Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde, made possible through a continued partnership between Annecy Int’l Animated Film Festival and Market/MIFA and the African Animation Network. Winning out amidst five competing projects, the finalists will compete with other regional winners at the final pitch contest at DISCOMICS Joburg (Nov. 14-17) for the chance to represent Africa in the Animation du Monde session at Annecy/MIFA 2019.
The DISCOP Abidjan pitch winners are Étincelle, represented by Ouassila Kharoune (Burkina Faso) and Koka Kitoumbou, represented by Shikartoon (Congo Braza).
Contest rounds will continue to take place at the following upcoming events:
ICON CGC, Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 June – 01 July (Entries open 8 May – 22 June)
DISCOP Zanzibar, Tanzania, 11 July – 13 July (Entries open 31 May – 27 June)
NAICCON, Nairobi, Kenya, 11 August – 12 August (Entries open 20 June – 20 July)
LCC, Lagos, Nigeria, 15 September (Entries open 24 July – 24 August)
All finalists proceeding to the Grand Finale in Johannesburg will reap the benefits of the Annecy MIFA – Animation du Monde – Skills Programme, which includes pitching workshops, training sessions and one-on-one meetings with three industry experts selected by Annecy/MIFA.