DFM 2023 Project – Boy Boi (Kenya)
Producer: Shadrack Munene, J. Njogu Macharia and Director J. Njogu Macharia

Animation@DFM

DFMI Supports Animation

The growth and development of animation in Africa is one of the key forces for change in the film industry.

Animation serves as a powerful tool for cultural expression and storytelling, allowing African creators to convey their unique narratives, traditions, and perspectives to a global audience. This contributes to the preservation and celebration of diverse African cultures. 

The animation industry has significant economic potential, providing employment opportunities and fostering entrepreneurship within the continent. As the sector expands, it can attract investments, create jobs, and contribute to the overall economic development of African countries. 

The Durban FilmMart Institute has identified the significant growth of animation in the continent and have therefore identified areas in which the DFMI could add value – creating visibility for animation projects globally, attracting investment into the sector by connecting animators with key decision  makers, providing platforms for skills development and partnering and connecting with stakeholders in the industry to strengthen the impact of animation on the continent.

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For more information about how DFMI supports animation

DFMI Animation Programmes

Find out more:

Animation Cohort at DFM 2024

Pitch and Finance Forum

Jay Fly

Producer: Nosipho Maketo van den Bragt

Jay Fly

Director: Tiaan Franken

Monster Nanny

Producer: Kaya Kuhn

Monster Nanny

Director: Tafadzwa Hove

Oarona

Co-producer and Director: Thandiwe Mlauli

Oarona

Co-producer: AJ Pitre

R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Motion)

Producer: Ahmad Abdelhameed

R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Motion)

Co-director: Ahmad Thabit

R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Motion)

Co-director: Mahmoud Hemeda

The Legend of Hyena Man

Producer: Mathew Valerian

The Legend of Hyena Man

Co-director: Elshadye Berhanu

The Legend of Hyena Man

Co-director: Joshua Faber

The Legends of Bulan

Producer: Ferdinand Adimefe

The Legends of Bulan

Director: Azubuike Joseph Duru

Uli & Tata's African Nursery Rhymes

Producer: Sarah Mallia

Uli & Tata's African Nursery Rhymes

Director: Chief Nyamweya

Unseen

Co-producer: Annemarie du Plessis

Unseen

Co-producer and co-writer: Devon Delmar

Unseen

Co-producer and co-writer: Jason Jacobs

Talents Durban - To be announced

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