BrandCrunch , Others Partner USP to Host Nigeria’s Maiden Animation Festival
USP Communications has concluded arrangements to host Nigeria’s first ever animation festival tagged: Lagos International Festival of Animation, LIFANIMA scheduled for the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Confirming its readiness for the event, a statement released by the organisers informs that the countdown to the Maiden Edition of LIFANIMA billed to hold between 10am -6pm has commenced in earnest.
“The Animation industry is just beginning to blossom in Nigeria and indeed across Africa and there are a lot of young animators, hugely talented but without a common platform to sell their skills”, claims the statement signed by Muyiwa Kayode, CEO, USP and Creator, TURTLE TAIDO animation series.
According to Muyiwa, “LIFANIMA will therefore provide a platform for animators to interact with other stakeholders for optimum value creation and rapid growth of the animation industry”.
Key objectives of the festival include: to promote the rapid development of the animation industry in Nigeria and across Africa; improve the movie industry through increased inclusion of animation content while also providing a platform for the promotion of local animators and development of the quality of animation. The festival will also be expected to expose animators to the latest technologies in animation hardware and software packages.
The Lagos International Festival of Animation which is designed to an annual event will attract animators and stakeholders from different countries. Highlights of the one-day festival will include screening of selected works, award presentations and networking.
The debut edition of LIFANIMA is supported by BrandCrunch as media partner. Other partners on the project include The Guardian, Brilla FM, Radio One, Yes Magasine and Thisday Newspapers.
According to Muyiwa, LIFANIMA needs the support of like-minded individuals and organisations to attain its objectives and create optimum value and rapid growth for the animation industry.
“The budding Animation industry in Nigeria and across Africa is in dire need of an organized structure whereby the myriad of talented animators, movie producers and directors and other stakeholders can gain profitable exposure and relate with one another”, he enthuses.