Office of the Prime Minister
KingstOOn is implemented by The Office of the Prime Minister under the Youth Employment in The Digital and Animation Industries (YEDAI) Project. The Government of Jamaica, the World Bank and JAMPRO designed the YEDAI Project to include hosting of events like KingstOOn, with the appropriate framework and support that will make KingstOOn not just and event, but an important contributor to the development of the animation industry in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region.
The festival reflects the commitment by the Government of Jamaica, World Bank and JAMPRO to stimulate the growth of the local animation industry and to establish Jamaica as the premier animation hub of the Caribbean.
The World Bank
KingstOOn is funded through a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), commonly known as World Bank, to support youth employment in the digital and animation industries.
In a shared effort to accelerate economic growth, increase shared prosperity, alleviate poverty and reduce brain drain, the World Bank remains Jamaica’s longstanding partner with the new financing aimed at boosting competitiveness and enhancing fiscal sustainability.
Industry Experts and Animation Rock Stars from across the globe will be at KingstOOn to share their wisdom and expertise with you. Conference sessions are aimed at advancing your knowledge and experience to the next level. These are just a few of the influential industry leaders who will be at KingstOOn in April 2019.
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KingstOOn will build on the successes of 2013 and 2016 and again host the biennial display of
Afro-descendant culture through storytelling and animated media. This will be executed under three core themes:
LEARN, EARN and DISPLAY.