African Animation

AnimateGH Animation Festival 2019 Celebrates International Animation Day 

Monday, October 28 is International Animation Day and to celebrate, the Animators Association of Ghana and Animation Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut will present the 2019 edition of the AnimateGh Animation Film Festival. 

The event will open on Monday, October 28 and end on Wednesday, October 30 at the Goethe-Institut Accra and Susanna’s Lodge. The 3-day event will feature presentations, panel discussion, a series of workshops and screenings of African animated films

AnimateGH Animation Film Festival 2019

The breakdown of activities during the festival are as follows:

Day 1 of AnimateGH (Monday October 28)

Presentation: African Cultural Heritage, Role of Animation

Panel Discussion: Ghanaian Folklore in Animation Content

Screenings

Day 2 of AnimateGH (Tuesday, October 29)

Animation Workshop I

Panel Discussion: Teach Animation – What Goes In

Screenings

Day 3 of AnimateGH Animation Festival (Wednesday, October 30)

Animation Workshop II

Panel Discussion: Distribution and Marketing Potential of African Animation Content

Screenings

All workshops, presentations and panels will happen from 10 am to 4:30 pm while screenings begin from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. 

Evening screenings and discussions will take place at the premises of the Goethe-Institut from 6.30 pm each day. All other activities will take place at Susanna Lodge in Cantonments. 

This festival is free and there will be free popcorn available for everyone.

AnimateGH Animation Fim Festival will be the second animation festival in Ghana in 2019 alone, signalling the growth of animation in Ghana and the rest of Africa! 

Directions to Goethe-Institut

Directions to Sussana Lodge

History of International Animation Day

International Animated Film Society, ASIFA created the International Animation Day (IAD) in 2002 as the main worldwide day to celebrate animation. The day was chosen in honour of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique, recognized as the first public performance of projected moving images and the birth of animation in Paris, on the 28th October 1892.

ASIFA coordinates and helps promote IAD celebrations all over the world, putting the art of animation in the limelight in a global worldwide celebration of animation. In recent years, this unique event has been commemorated in more than 50 countries, on every continent of the world.

About the Animators Association of Ghana

At its core, the Animators Association of Ghana (AAGh)believes the art of animation is enriched through the free exchange of ideas & experiences between all who are concerned with animation in Ghana. In that light, AAGh seeks to advance the animation medium in Ghana by being a resource to animators and promoting Ghanaian animation through a series of events and screenings.

Catch up with AAGh on Facebook and Instagram.

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