The South African animation sector is set for a major boost from a new partnership between Triggerfish, Africa’s leading animation studio, and the German-funded Employment for Skills and Development in Africa (E4D) Programme, a technical assistance project of the German government.
Announced at the recent Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), this ambitious three-year partnership aims to expose 10,000 school leavers to the animation industry; empower 6,000 creatives with enhanced portfolios and market access; and create 200 more jobs.
A free online course on editing for animation is now available on Triggerfish Academy, as part of the partnership.
The partnership also announced a 10-second animation competition for 18 to 35-year-olds.
Prizes include a Wacom One graphics tablet and a 30-minute one-on-one session with Mike Buckland, head of production at Triggerfish.
The entry deadline is midnight 14 November 2021. For more information, click here.