This month, South Africa’s government has been kind enough to sponsor a 40-strong delegation to the illustrious, stupidly gorgeous and unbelievably fun Annecy Festival of Animation in France. As close affiliates of our industry organisation, Animation South Africa, Dan and Jules couldn’t be prouder that SA has no fewer than five projects in various official pitch sessions this year. These pitches are hard to get into – only a handful of projects are selected for each. In the international section, our own feature project THE CRASH was selected, as well as a TV series by Diprente Films, ANANSI.
In 2015, SA has benefitted from a great working relationship with our local South African French Institute in the creation of a special South African focussed pitch session under the auspices of their new Animation du Monde pitch programme. Three local projects were selected for this session, including another one that Dan’s been proud to be involved with: KARIBA, developed by Blue Forest Collective.
We can’t wait to see where all these great SA projects are headed!