Years ago, Jamaica sought support from the local government and World Bank to fund the foundations and creation of an animation industry for the employment of young people in the country. Today, Jamaica’s animation production continues to grow, and it is starting to gain attention! The Kingstoon Animation Conference and Film Festival, an incredibly vital piece of the industry, wrapped up its fourth edition on April 25 and has announced the winners. Finalists in the “best concept” category pitched their projects to Sesame Workshop and Nickelodeon. The winners of the “best Caribbean short film” award will get the opportunity to have their film shown on the major network Television Jamaica, and the chance to negotiate broadcasting rights with Hispanic telecommunications titan Movistar. The “best concept” winners will get to negotiate a development, representation, and co-production deal with Africa Animation Network and U.S.-based Baboon Animation Studios.
The Future Of Caribbean Animation
Read all about the growing animation industry in Jamaica!