Frame x Frame Animation Nights or just FxF is a curated bi-monthly screening of animated short films from across the world in Accra.
The maiden edition of the FxF will be curated by Kadi Yao Tay (Squid Mag) and ed. (Lime & Honey). This launch edition will bring together animators, illustrators, animation enthusiasts and other people in the animated film industry in Accra together for a night of screenings, networking and lots of fun.
The goal of this event is to disrupt the animation industry in Ghana by offering more opportunities for animators to have their work publicly screened. This is a complement to other events such as the Accra Animation Film Festival. It also aims to change the perception in Ghana that animation is only for kids and to foster community within the animation space in Accra.
History of Frame x Frame Animation Nights
Frame x Frame Animation Nights started as an idea by Kadi Yao Tay to host an intimate night with a few friends, watching different publicly available animated shorts on YouTube and Vimeo.
This was a way to connect with other like-minded animation lovers and to celebrate (read geek out on) this medium.
Additionally, Kadi also desired to get insights on what Ghanaian animation lacks, what audiences want and how it can be improved.
The first edition of the event was supposed to be on a rooftop. The logistics of finding one and executing were too bothersome and slowing things down. Depending on how this grows, rooftops will become the de-facto venue.
FxF 01 will be held at Bedrock Lounge (formerly Temporary Garden) on Osibisa Close, Airport Residential Area, Accra.
FxF is a free event and will remain so until it’s no longer viable to be a free event.
Frame x Frame Animation Nights is not a film festival. If anything, it’s a meet-up of animation lovers.