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  • Photo of Be smart – CARICOM ASG advises Guyana, Suriname animators

    Be smart – CARICOM ASG advises Guyana, Suriname animators

    That’s a bit of sound advice that Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration at theCARICOM Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Cox offered animators from Guyana and Suriname. The animators from the Guyana Animation Network and the Suriname Animation Network visited the CARICOM Secretariat on Friday and interacted with Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan PhD., Mr. Cox, Deputy Programme Manager, Information and Communication Technologies…

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  • Photo of Tri-nation animators, experts strengthening Caribbean creative industries

    Tri-nation animators, experts strengthening Caribbean creative industries

    Suriname was the hub of activities earlier this month to explore avenues for collaboration towards the development of the creative sector in the Caribbean as attention continues to be ramped up in the field of animation in the Region. The Spang Makandra Creative Week was held there from 7–15 July, 2016, and brought together various stakeholders from Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and…

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  • Photo of Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Launched

    Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Launched

    The Guyana Animation Network (GAN) was officially launched at an Open Day in the Generation Next Conference Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, on Saturday 2 July 2016. GAN is a network established to use it resources to create and provide access to opportunities for persons within Guyana’s artistic, creative and technological communities; to develop the requisite skills, with their talents and…

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  • Photo of 19-yr-old begins setting up animation network

    19-yr-old begins setting up animation network

    By Akola Thompson OVER the last few years, animation in the Caribbean has become a growing and thriving industry, as more and more persons recognise the importance animation can play in the preservation of cultural history.In Guyana, animation has, for the most part, been a small market; but with a vision to see animation grow and thrive in the country,…

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  • Photo of CXC launches gaming and animation syllabus at KingstOOn

    CXC launches gaming and animation syllabus at KingstOOn

    The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched its latest New Generation CAPE Animation and Game Design Syllabus on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the KingstOOn Festival in Jamaica. CAPE Animation and Game Design will be taught in schools from September 2016 and the first examination will be offered in May/June 2017. The new syllabus describes Animation and Game Design as “a…

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  • Photo of Historic Exhibition of Caribbean Animation at IDB Washington DC

    Historic Exhibition of Caribbean Animation at IDB Washington DC

    In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Animae Caribe Festival, Founder and Creative Director Camille Selvon Abrahams was asked by the Inter-American Development Bank to collaborate on an exhibition of Caribbean animations submitted to the festival over the last fifteen years. The twenty hand selected shorts will be exhibited at the IDB Head Office Conference Centre in Washington DC from…

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  • Photo of Twenty-Ninth COHSOD concludes with focus on Animation for Development

    Twenty-Ninth COHSOD concludes with focus on Animation for Development

    The Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) came to a close on Friday. Minister for Youth Development and Sports Saint Lucia Hon. Shawn Edward chaired the two-day proceedings where Ministers and officials with responsibility for youth development came together to discuss and make decisions in relation to the youth and culture. The final item on…

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  • Photo of KingstOOn a springboard for the Caribbean’s animation industry

    KingstOOn a springboard for the Caribbean’s animation industry

    THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), World Bank and the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) all agree that KingstOOn 2016, scheduled for March 12-13 at the Edna Manley College, will have a region-wide impact on Caribbean economies. The three are partners in the staging of the two-day animation workshop and conference    “CDB’s support for KingstOOn is part of a wider Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Can Be Major Player In Animation Industry – Paulwell

    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,Garfield L. Angus reports for Jamaica’s Information Service. He noted that the country has an educated, talented youth population, with an affinity for technology, “and “our cultural diversity and creativity have aroused the interest…

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  • Photo of Animation Bootcamp – Off To A Great Start!

    Animation Bootcamp – Off To A Great Start!

    For the past 14 years, the Animae Caribe Festival has been a project in research and development. What the annual animation festival has identified is a gap between education, training, learning, art and actual production. “The intention is to fill that gap,” said Camille Selvon Abrahams, founder of Animae Caribe.   Gayle Gallop, Caribbean Export On the first day of…

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