Animae Caribe is a movement, a gathering, a way of working collaboratively between creative entities to use animation, game design, technology to empower and entertain. It is a wonderful platform to inform the world about the creativity of the Caribbean and a way to empower a section of society that does not have access to technological tools like the rest of us. Under the umbrella of this NGO are several departments that focus on education, training, content creation and distribution.

This year we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and invite the world to join us on a journey of Re-Rooting our Stories…connecting our past and building our futures.
#RerootingOurStories #AnimaeCaribe20Years #animaecaribe #AnimateInSunshine #OutsourceInSunshine #diversitymatters #inclusionmatters #islandlifebliss #caribbeancollab

Our 2021 Partners//

AC IAM Network//

AC IAM Network is a stand–alone platform for animations from around the world. Quirky stories told in unique voices with rich cultural influences. The platform will feature animated content from the sunny Caribbean to the continent of Africa and indigenous content from the rest of the world. Enjoy unique animated content that crosses borders & celebrate differences at IAM Network. LAUNCH DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE.

AC Toon Marketplace//

AC Toon Marketplace was first launched at our 18th edition during CARIFESTA. Due to its huge success, with participants like, Sesame Street, Arte France, Toon Goggles and more we are making it an annual event as the Caribbean’s premiere buyers market for diverse content. We will be hosting established buyers for content acquisition and tried and tested IPs from content creators and producers from the Caribbean and the world. Our 2021 Catalogue will contain new projects after testing several global conferences over the last 4 years. Proposed buyers will be announced closer to the festival date.

Live Work & Play like a Local//

With an abundance of digital talent T&T is the perfect location to Live, Work and Play like a Local. Soon international experts in the field, will be offered comfortable & safe living options, work permits and sublime working environments with blended work opportunities. Would you like to experience working in the Caribbean animation and Game industry while building the workforce to support international studios? Let’s call it compassionate labor. Be a Caribbean Digital Nomad for the animation and game sector and experience #islandlifebliss. Starting in Trinidad and Tobago and then to be replicated throughout the region. This opportunity will be opened for application once COVID restrictions are opened. Strict COVID19 protocols will still be observed.

Founding Director’s Remarks//

20 Years of Pioneering

ANIMAE CARIBE CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PARTNERS

 

Celebrating 20 years of anything in the Caribbean is an achievement in itself, but celebrating the birthing of an industry that was not part of the landscape 20 years ago, needs a special place in Caribbean history. For we are a complicated, unsettled force of people who has been trying to find our sense of self forever. In hindsight, of course this is impossible, as we are a hodgepodge of culture, art, music and people, brought to the centre of the world for varying purpose and now COVID19 is causing us to re-interpret our world and embrace our uniqueness, which includes seeing our differences as our strength. Animae Caribe is a movement, a gathering, a way of working collaboratively between creative entities using animation, game design and technology to connect, empower and inform. Under the umbrella of this NGO are several departments that focus on education, training, content creation and distribution.

 

20 years ago there was little or no history of animation in the Caribbean.  This meant that we had little historical paths to follow and masters to call upon.  There were some attempts in Jamaica through Disney’s first black animator, Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan but that fizzled away as our Caribbean construct was more in favor of oil and gas and tourism.  Cuba has stood the test of time and with masters like Juan Padron and their unrelenting determination for the arts, it has blossomed into an amazing artform curated through the ICAIC institution for film and animation. In posthumous celebration of Juan Padrons contribution to Caribbean animation, Animae Caribe will be screening his cult classic ‘Vampires of Habana’ on IAM Network.

The future is uncertain but it makes room for innovation and beautiful collaboration.

 

The Animae Caribe Festival is the heart of the movement, its aim is to distribute the information, the knowledge and the entertainment to the region. Our partners make us whole, as experimenting with the virtual platforms for our 2020 edition and the formation of the AC Digital Cooperative we were able to a lifeline for each other, even though the water divided us during COVIDs reign.
In the pipeline is the creation of a digital solution to connect studios and creatives through the islands, as we collaborated with JAMPRO and the regional animation networks for solutions. We also championed an Arts Biennial called ‘Stalelessness’conducted by the Caribbean Development Bank.

 

The 20th edition will see the usual screening eventsbusiness conferences and Toon Marketplace but this year we aim to show tangible outcomes with the publication of our 5th Animae Caribe Content Catalogue.

Previous series catalogue were shopped globally at Kidscreen Conferences and at The 4th CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum with Caribbean Export.

After a three year break from submissions, we are extremely excited to once again open submissions for animation and game/VR/AR experiences.

The newly conceived I.A.M. Network is a digital platform that will showcase our 20 years of content and will showcase submission for our 2021 call.

 

So as we enter this shift in new festival platforms and experiences, we hope to see you virtually or in person if COVID19 permits, as our grassroots festival not only showcases films and conferences, but is also about the Caribbean festival tourism experience and nightlife on the island.

We hope we can still welcome you to the island this year, but if not we look forward to meeting you virtually to share our #islandlifebliss

Camille Selvon Abrahams AC21 Director Picture

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