The KingstOOn competitions are aimed at giving maximum visibility to the amazing talent that exists in Jamaica and all over the globe. Competitions are currently opened. Click here to submit an entry.
The KingstOOn Emerging Animation Content Competition is focused on giving visibility to new talent from the Caribbean. This competition is open to Caribbean nationals only and has the following four (4) categories:
This Best Storyboard award will give recognition to the ability to interpret a written piece in visual exciting ways that direct the production of the animated content, while conforming to industry standards and best practices.
BEST CHARACTER DESIGN
The Best Character Design award is focused on capturing the essence of a fictional character within a fictional world. How would the character look and feel? How appealing is this character globally? This category focuses on how well the artist interprets the character based on the character written profile.
BEST CARIBBEAN SHORT FILM
Stories are told in a myriad of ways. The Caribbean Short Film Category explores the skill with which the creator(s) are able to draw the audiences into their worlds, create connections with their characters and ultimately transform their story into a compelling experience.
The Concept category is for productions that are in the early developmental stages, but hold the potential to be great stories that are in line with current trends in the market and are globally appealing.
BEST JAMAICAN PRODUCT
This category is for creators with a unique Jamaican specific story that demonstrates skillful use of animation styles and techniques, world class storytelling techniques, while maintaining that internationally appealing themes and content and has the potential for success in the global market.
The KingstOOn International Animated Film Competition is a celebration of culture, music, folklore magic and experiences from all over the world. The categories are as follows:
BEST STUDENT FILM
The award will give early bloomers with extraordinary talent enrolled in an academic institution an opportunity to shine among the professionals. Do not take this category lightly, as the international standards are high.
This award will given to creators who demonstrate outstanding skills in creating effects that accompany animated films through particle simulations and other methods, such as fluids, clouds, fire, smoke, wind, lightening and other mind blowing visual effects.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
The International Short Film Category explores the skill with which the creator(s) are able to draw the audiences into their worlds, create connections with their characters and ultimately transform their story into a compelling experience.
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
If you have what it takes to create a full length animated feature film then this category is for you! Finalists will have an opportunity to showcase and talk about their film in front of live audiences in the KingstOOn International Film Festival, and have an opportunity to negotiate deals with potential content buyers in the speed pitching meetings. This competition is open to local and international participants.
The Pitch Competition is for animated productions at the conceptual stage. Enter this competition to access the opportunity to refine your pitching skills and concept under the guidance of world class experts in the Pitch Development Boot Camp. Then, pitch your idea in front of an audience in the Pitch Competition where you will be assessed by international judges. Winners of this category will have an opportunity get seed funding to further develop their pitch and attend an international trade show to pitch to potential investors.To compete, enter the KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition (KEACC) Concept category.