Office of the Prime Minister

KingstOOn is an initiative of the  Youth Employment in The Digital and Animation Industries (YEDAI) Project being implemented by the Government of Jamaica ( Office of the Prime Minister). The YEDAI Project was designed to include hosting of events like KingstOOn, with the appropriate framework and support that will make KingstOOn 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 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), popularly known as the World Bank, to support youth employment in the digital and animation industries.

In a shared effort to accelerate economic growth, alleviate poverty and increase shared prosperity, the World Bank remains Jamaica’s longstanding partner, providing financial support aimed at boosting competitiveness and enhancing sustainability.

2021 Speakers

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.


KingstOOn 2021 will build on the successes of 2013, 2016, and 2019 and once again host the biennial display of diverse culture through storytelling and animated media.

Official 2021 Partners and Sponsors

Thanks for Making This Event Possible!



Industry Partners