CTIAF (Cape Town International Animation Festival) is excited to announce some of its key speakers at this year’s FAME Week Africa, showcasing the brightest minds and talents in the animation and entertainment industry. From 4 to 6 September 2023, this event promises to be a haven for animation enthusiasts, professionals, and creatives.
Key Speakers and Talks:
Talk: The Details
Date: Monday, 4 September 11:00
Academy Award-winning Director John Kahrs, renowned for his pioneering work at Pixar and Disney, will share his journey in animation. With a stellar career spanning from Pixar’s golden age to directing Oscar-nominated films, John’s talk guarantees a glimpse into his remarkable contributions to the animation world.
Talk: Authentic Storytelling with Global Reach
Date: Monday, 4 September 13:00
Director, writer and creator Tshepo Moche talks to us about authentic storytelling with global reach, writing rooms, being a first time director and what the future holds for her.
Talk: My Path in Animation
Date: Monday, 4 September 14:00
Emmy winning producer Gennie Rim discusses her career and experiences on Love, Death and Robots, Glen Keane Productions, Disney and Pixar.
Irmak Atabek Ndungu
Talk: Kenyan Animation Revolution Unveiling the Next Global IP
Date: Monday, 4 September 15h00:
Irmak Atabek Ndungu, a seasoned media and entertainment professional with over 15 years of experience in the animation and children’s media industry, will delve into the Kenyan Animation Revolution. Co-founder of MakoKids, she has been instrumental in producing innovative content such as “Papo Hapo” and “Dogodogo,” both receiving accolades including UNESCO endorsement. Irmak’s talk promises to provide insights into the future of global children’s IPs and animation production.
Talk: Life in the Trenches at Pixar and Beyond
Date: Tuesday, 5 September 11h00
Ed Bell, a multiple award-winning animation artist, writer, and director, brings his wealth of experience to CTIAF. Known for highlighting the experiences of people of colour through his work, Ed will discuss his career trajectory, including projects like “History of White People in America” and collaborations with renowned artists like Silvain Chomet.
In addition to these inspiring talks, Ed Bell will also participate in a panel discussion that promises to provide deeper insights into the animation industry’s dynamics.
Talk: Umoya – Exploring a Nigerian Animation Project
Date: Wednesday, 6 September 10h00
Award-winning Animation Film Director and Producer Somto Ajuluchukwu of Vortex Studios will present an exciting project in development, “Umoya.” With his impressive portfolio of projects like “Town Crier” and “GLYCH,” Somto’s talk offers a peek into the creative process and innovation behind Nigerian animation.
CTIAF during FAME Week Africa 2023 promises to be a platform for fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration in the animation and entertainment sphere. Don’t miss the chance to engage with these luminaries and join the conversation shaping the future of animation.
- Date: 4 – 6 September 2023
- Location: CTICC 2, Cape Town
- Website: ctiaf.com