Animation Film Day set to hold in Lagos this Friday

Animation Film Day set to hold in Lagos this Friday

All animation film lovers – teenagers, students, experts – are invited to attend a manifold program with screenings, workshops and panel discussions.

LAGOS, Nigeria; 14th November 2018

 

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 filmmakers, many of them being trained abroad, have already a good fundamental knowledge of 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 the 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 programme ranges from workshops for teenagers on the Nigerian animation film scene; training 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), Alexandre Rideau (France), O.J Okosun (Nigeria), Ayodele Elegba (Nigeria), Stanlee Ohikhuare (Nigeria) Miriam Kwairanga (Nigeria) Stephen Shima Iosun (Nigeria), Tayo Fasunon (Nigeria).

Schedule:
10:00am – 01:00pm
Workshop for Young Talents (with Ebele Okoye, Nigerian-German animation filmmaker, Berlin)
For students and young animation filmmakers, who want to learn more about the industries
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria

10:00am- 11:00am
Workshop on Film Distribution (with Christophe Guignement, French animation film producer, Niyi Akinmolayan and Stanlee Ohikhuare, directors)
For experts, film producers and filmmakers
Venue: Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki

11:15am – 12:15pm:
Case Study on Nigerian/ International Cooperation (with Alexandre Rideau, French film producer, and Ayodele Elegba, CEO of Spoof Animation)
For experts, film producers and filmmakers
Venue: Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki

02:30pm-03.30pm:
White Paper Presentation – Development of the Nigerian animation film industry (with Tayo Fasunon, Nigerian animation filmmaker and Yoann Talhouarne, French Consulate General Lagos)
For animation film students, filmmakers, and producers
Venue: Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki

04:00pm-05:00pm:
The Best of Nigerian Animation (with Ebele Okoye, Nigerian-German animation filmmaker, Berlin)
For everyone, who is interested in animation film and wants to learn more about the Nigerian animation film scene
Venue: Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki

04:00pm-05:30pm
Animation Film Workshop for Teenagers (with O. J. Okosun, Nigerian animator, Lagos)
For young people (14+), who want to learn more about Nigerian animation film
Venue: Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki

05:15pm-06:30pm
Women Super Heroes – The Impact and Effects of Animation Film on Society (film screening and panel discussion with participants of the French-German project on animation film 2017/2018)
For everyone, who is interested in animation films and civil society engagement
venue: Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki

Contact: Aderinsola Ajao
derin.ajao@goethe.de

Yoann Talhouarne
yoann.talhouarne@diplomatie.gouv.fr

The Animation Film Day is organized by Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Institut Français Nigeria.
It is supported by Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)

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