Attention, animation enthusiasts! The Mollo Animation Academy and Studio in partnership with the Tshimologong Wits University and the French Embassy in Ghana is excited to announce the 5th intake for its 6-month, intensive animation internship program.

This is your chance to specialize in high-end 2D animation and tell authentic African stories while at it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to better your 2D skillset, especially for animation graduates and self-taught animators. Plus, it’s a fully paid internship!

You’ll be taught everything from preproduction, visual development down to post-production, while also gaining free hands-on experience creating your own 2D animated shorts. There are also opportunities to specialize in different disciplines like directing, writing, producing, special effects, composting, storyboarding and more.

Interested? Just apply to the Mollo Animation Academy internship by filling this form.

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You’ll need to provide your CV or resume, plus your portfolio or showreel – this can PDFs, Behance profile/projects, ArtStation profiles, Instagram, YouTube or Vimeo links. As you can guess from this, you do need to have some 2D animation experience to be considered.

Don’t miss your chance to be one of the lucky 10 artists chosen to be mentored and trained by dedicated animation trainers.

Applications close on January 30th – according to comms from the French Embassy in Ghana while comms from Tshimologong’s socials say January 20th and the form says January 31st – so don’t wait – apply now!

Reach out to or for more information.

All the best!

About the Tshimologong Mollo Animation Academy Internship

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The Mollo Animation Academy and Studio grows the South African Animation Industry into a sustainable creative economy contributor and creates an avenue of visibility for emerging talent. The Academy offers a rigorous, eleven-month, paid internship programme for recent graduates and self-taught artists  where they are taught how to work as part of a team, creating high-end animated films.

The course curriculum, designed by Lesego Vorster, in partnership with the Paris-based school, Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image, takes the interns through every part of pre-production, production and post-production.

About The Tshimologong Animation Academy Programme

Tshimologong is Braamfontein Joburg’s Digital Innovation precinct, building ICT capacity to solve social and economic problems in South Africa.

The Tshimologong Animation Academy was launched in 2019 to address skills shortages found in the industry – especially in visual development for animation. The internship takes in an annual Cohort of recent graduates and exceptional self-taught artists and upskills them to enter the industry on a level that competes with international standards.

In addition to this the internship also aims to instill within artists the need to express Authentic African identity in a manner that moves away from cliche and sheds light on the unique cultures and subcultures found in Africa.

The internship has produced several short films that have been regularly featured at international Festivals.