Camille Selvon-Abrahams

Founding Director of Animae Caribe & Programme Coordinator at University of T & T

Camille Selvon is Founding Director of Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival and the Programme Coordinator for Animation Studies at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication with specialisation in Animation, from Goldsmiths University of London. She recently served as Chairman of FilmTT under the…

Camille Selvon is Founding Director of Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival and the Programme Coordinator for Animation Studies at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication with specialisation in Animation, from Goldsmiths University of London. She recently served as Chairman of FilmTT under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of Trinidad & Tobago. Together with business partner Jason Lindsay they created the first Caribbean outsourcing animation studio called Full Circle Animation Studio in Trinidad. Creating work for international studios around the world.

With over 20 years in the animation and digital media industry Camille is the project lead for an IDB funded outsourcing studio at the University. The UTT TTAP Factory is an outsourcing centre for audio-visual digital services for the entertainment and ICT sectors. This Hub is an all-encompassing environment that provides services in animation, game art and music technology and allows local creatives and students to work collaboratively. Its mission is to train sections of society that do not have access to technological or digital tools so that they can be employed or create their own small studios.

Awards include the Royal Television Society Student Award 2000 – London UK, Caribbean Tales Innovation in Animation in the Caribbean Award – Toronto Canada, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival – Pioneer in Film Award 2014 – Trinidad &Tobago and she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Foundation Award for Women in Business. She currently runs a NGO in collaboration with CARICOM called ‘The Shift Project’ which is an intervention program using digital technology to bring ‘at risk’ teens into the 21st century.