Annecy’s African Ties Put Continent’s Toon Biz in Spotlight – Variety


Building on successful collaborations across the continent in recent years, Annecy is doing its part to ensure African animators have a seat at the table of the booming global toon biz.

Last year, Annecy’s Int’l. Animation Film Market (MIFA) partnered with the African Animation Network (AAN), an open-network platform for African animators and industry associations, and Discop, the world’s largest market of African TV content, to launch the first pan-African pitching competition for animators. Two winners were selected to compete with eight other projects at the Animation du Monde pitching competition in France this year, a sign that the rising profile of African animators is being recognized internationally.

“Annecy is kind of the pinnacle of our craft,” says the AAN’s Nick…

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