FilmTT and Animae Caribe Celebrate 15 Years of Animation
Photo Caption (l-r): Carver Bacchus, Festival Director, Green Screen Environmental Film Festival; Nneka Luke, General Manager of FilmTT; Roxanne Colthrust of Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival; and Bruce Paddington, Festival Director, trinidad+tobago film festival.
The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT) is proud to partner once again with Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival which takes place from 24th – 29th October, 2016. FilmTT has been a sponsor of this festival since its inception in 2001, first when the company (FilmTT) was a department under Tourism and Industry Development Company (TIDCO) then directly as FilmTT from 2006.
For FilmTT, supporting all aspects of film, including animation, is essential to holistically developing the industry. Growing public interest in this sector will not only result in job creation but will also lead to national economic diversification and revenue generation.
Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival is the Caribbean’s biggest and most prestigious animation festival, providing a platform for the development of animators, as well as the exposure to animation as a viable business. The festival, which has attracted top animators from various studios such as Dreamworks, Pixar, Aardman, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, provides platforms to share knowledge and expertise among all animators; local, international, professional and up-and-coming.
General Manager of FilmTT, Nneka Luke, stated, “Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival has been the cornerstone of development of the animation sector in Trinidad and Tobago for the last 15 years. The festival has engaged many people in learning about and considering animation as a career, and I think that this is one of its greatest achievements.”
The programmes and workshops offered at Animae Caribe will expose attendees to the different elements of animation and digital media and provide guidelines for persons interested in pursuing a career in the field. In 2016, Animae Caribe will host several notable Animation Supervisors:
- Bill Schiff, who worked on The Boxtrolls and ParaNorman
- Rona Lui, whose designs and drawings in Finding Dory contributed to making one of the most beautiful, scenic and atmospheric productions of our time
- Caiphus Moore, a Trinidadian American artist who has spent most of his professional artistic career creating artwork for the video game industry and currently works as a Senior Artist for Electronic Arts (EA)
- Chris Delaporte, a Martiniquais director who lives in France and creator of Keana the Prophecy; said to be the first 3D animated feature film produced in France
FilmTT is also pleased to continue the collaboration among Trinidad and Tobago’s three majors film festivals to host this country’s first Film Festival Season, which began with the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in September and will continue through to November when the Green Screen Environmental Film Festival takes place.
For more information on Film Festival Season 2016 and a complete schedule of screenings and workshops in the Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival, visit www.blog.creativett.co.tt\festival-season.