10th Animae Caribe ends tomorrow

After a full day of activities today, the festival, which is known as the Caribbean’s premier Animation and New Media Festival, will end tomorrow evening with a reception and awards ceremony. Activities today begin at 9am at several different locations. At the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) Audio Visual Room in Port-of-Spain, pre-schoolers will be entertained from 9 am-2 pm with a full day of pre-school animations, storytelling and “be Trinity SMART” giveaways by Trinity the Turtle.

A full day of interactive workshops, seminars, screenings for students and the general public is also planned from 9 am - 5pm at the University of Trinidad and Tobago(UTT) campus at the National Academy of Trinidad and Tobago (NAPA). Registered participants will take part in a master class from 12 noon to 1.30 pm. This session, which also takes place at UTT NAPA will feature James Parris who joined Walt Disney Studio in 1993 and contributed to the success of the film company’s Lion King in 1993 and Tarzan in 1998. He then moved to Sony Pictures Imageworks where he worked on the first Spider-Man movie, which broke box office records. He has been recently working with Digital Domain’s Oscar-winning team on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Paul Chung of Dreamworks Animation will sit in the Director’s Chair from 1.30 pm to 3 pm at UTT NAPA to tell The Dreamworks Story. He joined the animation company in 1999 as a directing/supervising animator. He also worked for notable animation studios like Walt Disney Animation and Warner Brothers Studios. Film credits include Shrek, Madagascar, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution Inc will host day one of workshop C from 3 pm to 5 pm called the Pitching Game. This session will include a content incubator.

In the evening, Animae Caribe will be lit up at the Scrip-J Lounge, No 1 Fernandez Compound, Laventille from 6 pm to 9.30 pm. Mister Beam consists of Mo Assem and Ruben van Esterik. The light mapping projection duo based in the Netherlands are known for their innovative projections filled with detailed animations completely based on the architecture and shapes of buildings or objects.

Tomorrow, day two of workshop C will be held between 9 am and 12 noon at the Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook. Thirty animators, writers and storytellers will take part in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company and the Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution Pitching Session which will take place at the workshop. From 12 noon to 2pm, Chung will host another master class on Dreamworks Animation Studio along with Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster, authors of Rastamouse a British children’s book which was made into an animated television series.

The closing reception and award ceremony for Animae Caribe will take place from 6.30 pm to 9 pm ay the Old Fire Station, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain. This event is by invitation only.


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