Lagos International Festival of Animation calls for 2020 entries
The 2020 edition of Lagos International Festival of Animation (LIFANIMA) will hold from June 4 – 6, 2020, according to the organisers, USP Brand Management.
According to Festival Director and creator of the multiple award-winning animation series, Turtle Taido, Mr. Muyiwa Kayode, “It is becoming obvious that animation is the next big thing for Africa and the whole world is now paying attention to this continent. Using animation to tell our African stories is the next step towards changing the Africa narrative. LIFANIMA provides the platform for realising that vision and achieving optimum value-creation and rapid growth of the animation film industry”.
A visual artist, animation producer, director, enthusiast and promoter, Adebimpe Adebambo, has also been named the first artistic director of the festival as a result of her invaluable contributions and work in the African animation space. Her debut animation short film Tejumade was nominated in the category of Best 2D Animation at the second edition of LIFANIMA and has been selected and nominated in best animation categories in over 20 international festivals.
LIFANIMA has the objectives to promote the rapid development of the animation industry in Nigeria and across Africa, to improve the movie industry through increased inclusion of animation content, provide a platform for the promotion of local animators and development of the quality of animation and to expose animators to the latest technology in animation hardware and software.