Screening for Kingstoon Animation Festival March 5 and 6

Photo: Contributed KingstOOn Animation Festival screening poster. The screening will be held on March 5 and 6 at the Annex Lecture Theatre of the Caribbean Institute for Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, and at Studio 1 of the CPTC, in Kingston.

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  • The screening of 24 films from 15 countries for the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro-descendant Festival, will be held this weekend (March 5 and 6).
  • It will be held at the Annex Lecture Theatre of the Caribbean Institute for Media and Communication (CARIMAC), at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.
  • The free two-day festival, scheduled for March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, has received over 900 entries for the various competitions.

The screening of 24 films from 15 countries for the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro-descendant Festival, will be held this weekend (March 5 and 6).

It will be held at the Annex Lecture Theatre of the Caribbean Institute for Media and Communication (CARIMAC), at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, and Studio 1 at the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), in Kingston, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The free two-day festival, scheduled for March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, has received over 900 entries for the various competitions.

The films of the finalists to be shown at the screening  include entries from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, Nigeria, Germany, United Republic of Tanzania, Slovakia, and the United States of America. There will be 20 short films as well as four full feature films.

Persons interested in attending the screenings may reserve a seat by registering at www.kingstoonfest.com.

KingstOOn is a collaboration among the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, the World Bank, JAMPRO, Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts, TVJ, The Gleaner, Caribbean Development Bank, Flow, I Create, Mas 2 TV, Jamaica Information Service, National Commercial Bank, UWI, CARIMAC, Wata, Bigga, Caribbean Examination Council, Jamaica Animation Nation Network, University of Technology, Wacom, TV Paint, Esirom and Toonboom.

The Festival is seeking to engage unattached or at-risk youth to expose them to opportunities that the animation industry has to offer.

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