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Alliance Française to host animation festival

THE third annual Zimbabwe Festival of African Inspired Animation will take place from December 7 to 9 at the Alliance Française in Harare.

Report by Tinashe Sibanda

In addition to screening some of the year’s best animated films for the public under the theme “Eat, Sleep, Animate” as well as hosting a gaming tournament, the festival will feature numerous events for animators and artists.

Animators of acclaim will also be on hand to facilitate workshops catering to both adults and children.

“The festival will feature award-winning films presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as well as a collection of films from the world-famous Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films,” festival director, Solomon Maramba said.

He said the festival would also screen a collection of the best films made this year from the world’s quintessential animation festival Annecy Off.

“We will also host an Advertisers Conference were professionals from various advertising agencies, animation, digital media and corporate decision makers will come together to discuss the possibilities and future of the advertising industry,” Maramba said.

He added that a novel addition to this year’s festival would be the children’s programme, geared towards engaging young animation enthusiasts and animators, also presenting opportunities to their parents.

The children’s programme would mirror the main programme with workshops, screenings and gaming for young participants.

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