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Zim holds animation fair

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Alliance Française will be hosting the third annual Zimbabwe Festival of African Inspired Animation (Zimfaia) which kicks off on Friday until Sunday next week.

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Zimfaia will also screen some of the year’s best animated films for the public under the theme “Eat, Sleep, Animate”. The festival will also feature a gaming tournament and numerous events for the industry’s finest animators and artistes from Harare, Bulawayo and beyond.

World-class animators will also be on hand to facilitate exciting and innovative workshops catering for both adults and children.

“Shows on offer will include a slate of award-winning films presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as well as a collection of films from the world famous Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films,” said the Festival director Solomon Maramba.

He said the festival would screen a collection of the best 2012 films from the world’s quintessential animation festival Annecy Off.

Maramba added that the festival had a host of key partners who were this year working hard to make it a memorable one.

“We will also host an Advertisers’ Conference where professionals from various advertising agencies, animation and digital media and corporate decision-makers will come together to discuss the possibilities and the future of the advertising industry,” he said.

Maramba added that a new addition at this year’s festival would be the children’s programme, which was geared towards engaging young animation enthusiasts and animators, also presenting opportunities to their parents.

He said the children’s programme mirrored the main programme with workshops, screenings and gaming for young participants.

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