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.
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
Day 2 of AnimateGH (Tuesday, October 29)
Animation Workshop I
Panel Discussion: Teach Animation – What Goes In
Day 3 of AnimateGH Animation Festival (Wednesday, October 30)
Animation Workshop II
Panel Discussion: Distribution and Marketing Potential of African Animation Content
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.