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Screening for Kingstoon Animation Festival March 5 and 6

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…

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Young Animator Dreams Of Making It Big

Like many Jamaican children, watching cartoons on a Saturday morning was a staple for JoWayne McFarlane. It was this early love for and fascination with caricatures captured in the cartoon art of Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera, among others that has inspired her to pursue a career in animation. Her aim is…

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Prizes For Persons Taking Part In Animation Conference

A trip to an international film festival and networking with some of the industry’s biggest names are some of the rewards for participants at the KingstOOn Animation Conference and Film Festival. The event will be held from March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley School for the Visual and…

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World Bank A Key Partner In Staging Of KingstOOn 2016

World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, says her institution’s support for KingstOOn 2016 is part of an overall strategy to boost employment generation among young people in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. She was addressing a recent JIS Think Tank ahead of next month’s second staging of the…

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Govt Optimistic of More Jobs and Training Opportunities from KingstOOn 2016

The Government is optimistic of increased employment and training opportunities from the staging of the 2016 KingstOOn animation conference and film festival. Within the first six months after the staging of the inaugural event in 2013, Jamaican animation studios signed with international companies such as Disney and Nickelodeon, creating a…

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Gov’t Targeting Job Opportunities in Global Animation Industry

The Government is moving to position Jamaica to tap into potential job opportunities in the global animation industry, estimated to be worth over US$222 billion and for which there is a demand for 30,000 animators. Industry experts believe that of this number, 5,000 can be filled by persons from the…

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KingstOOn Animation Conference To Be Held March 12-13

The KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro-descendant Festival is to be held from March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, in Kingston. The festival is seeking to engage unattached or at-risk youth to expose them to opportunities that the animation industry can offer…

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Jamaica Can Be Major Player In Animation Industry – Paulwell

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says, Jamaica has the potential to be a major player in the multibillion dollar global animation industry. He noted that the country has an educated, talented youth population, with an affinity for technology, “and “our cultural diversity and creativity have…

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Minister Paulwell to Launch 2016 Animation Film Festival Tomorrow

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, will tomorrow (Jan. 28) launch the 2016 KingstOOn animation conference and film festival, which is slated for March 12 to 13 in the capital city. The blast off event will get underway at 11:00 am at Jampro’s Business Auditorium…

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Boost For Animation Industry

Young persons who are skilled in animation are to be provided with more opportunities as the Government has allocated $70 million in the 2015/2016 Budget for the Youth Employment in Digital and Creative Industries project. The programme was first launched in September 2014, and this year, provisions have been made…

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KingstOOn Gets Underway with Major Local and Int’l Animators

Scores of creative industry players, policy makers, and students, as well as representatives of top international animation educational institutions and companies, turned out today (June 20) to participate in the much-anticipated two-day animation conference and film festival, KingstOOn. The conference and film festival, being held at the University of the…

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