University of the West Indies (UWI) is partnering with Animae
Caribe to present the fifth Animae Caribe Animation, Film
and New Media Festival from tomorrow to Saturday, at the Institute
of Critical Thinking, UWI, St Augustine Campus.
Animae Caribe, which was founded by Trinidadian animator and
UWI lecturer Camille Selvon Abrahams, gives recognition to
Caribbean artists and film makers as well as provides young
Caribbean persons with a platform for the sharing of Caribbean
aesthetics through film, animation and new-media.
The Festival provides a mixture of feature presentations,
workshops and learning opportunities, screenings of animations
from Animae Caribe through the years as well as international
pieces, and a gala award ceremony. Awards presented at the
Festival are given under the following categoriesMost
Outstanding Animation, Most Promising Newcomer, Most Successful
Commercial Animation and Most Successful Student Animation.
This year, Animae Caribe continues to network with top players
in the fields of animation, film and new media to deliver
yet another rich and informative programme.
This years programme includes a Maya 3D Workshop by
Dotti Colvin of Escape Studios, UK; an Animating with Flash
Workshop by Tony Grillo of Flinch Studios, Miami; and a Mask
movement and music workshop by Darren Walsh of Passion Pictures,
The Animae Caribe Animation, Film and New Media Festival is
aimed at developing the film and new media industries in T&T
and providing a global stage for animators and filmmakers
of the region.
The festival is free of charge and open to the public.
For further information about the 2006 Animae Caribe festival
or call 645-2500.