Proudly Presents:

Animation Festival

CONFERENCE: LEARN

The Caribbean’s largest conference on animation returns to Kingston’s shores on March 12 and 13, 2016. With three tracks (LEARN, EARN and DISPLAY); more than twenty-eight sessions; and speakers from around the world, the Animation Conference within KingstOOn 2016 is ready to elevate all who attend to another level. Focused on achieving KingstOOn’s wider objectives, the conference features four distinct types of sessions: Seminars; Panels; Workshops; and Master Classes.

SEMINARS are focused on delivering “on-the-edge” material and techniques from leading practitioners in the animation world. Come and enjoy being taken on a journey through the world behind the screen, where creativity and imagination reign. Our dynamic speakers will captivate and educate as you listen to and learn from their wealth of experience and expertise.

PANELS allow you to dive into the conversation and have highly engaging discussions with our rockstar team of presenters. Question and explore the animation industry – it’s structure, culture and future. Take advantage of the minds of people who lead and direct shows like The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers; who deliver industry-leading instruction at globally top-ranked institutions; and who make decisions about what shows to pick up and fund – because they could be the next big hit! When you join our panels, you join in on the conversation that makes the animation world turn.

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COMPETE at KingstOOn

Emerging Animated Content Competition

The KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition (KEACC) is a the set up to become the birthing place of the next top animated series and features from Jamaica and the Caribbean. Focused on discovering ideas, nurturing dreams and graduating commercially viable products, the KEACC is two competitions in one, as entrants to KingstOOn’s Pitch Competition can ONLY emerge from those partaking in the KEACC. The content competition invites entries under the categories of:

  • Storyboard
  • Character Design
  • Caribbean Short Film
  • Concept

 

Participating in the Competition

To be a part of the KEACC you MUST first register at http://register.kingstoonfest.com. While registering you will be given the option to opt in to the KingstOOn Pitch Competition. Upon completion of your registration you will receive the instructions on how to upload your submission(s).

Of note, we also encourage our competitors to check out and make use of FilmFreeway.com. If you are already a FilmFreeway user, or you prefer to use their service, KingstOOn allows submissions via the platform:

Submit to the festival using FilmFreeway.com

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International Animated Film Festival

Our film festival is dubbed the KingstOOn International Animated Film Festival (KIAFF), and is a mix of competitive and curated content. Focused on uncovering and highlighting Afrodescendant themes, the KIAFF is open to everyone animated film-maker and/or special effects engineer, and invites entries under the categories of:

  • Special Effects
  • International Student Film
  • International Short Film
  • International Feature Film

Of note, there will also be a People’s Choice Award for the festival.

 

Participating in the Festival

To be a part of the KIAFF competitively, you MUST first register as a competitor at http://register.kingstoonfest.com and then you will receive the instructions on how to complete your submissions.

If you have reviewed the rules, and can’t seem to find a spot for your film/work – you may submit your material for curation and/or special screening. Just click here for our special contact form.

Of note, we also encourage our competitors to check out and make use of FilmFreeway.com. If you are already a FilmFreeway user, or you prefer to use their service, KingstOOn allows submissions via the platform:

 

Submit to the festival using FilmFreeway.com

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