Creation Africa Ghana at Annecy 2024

Creation Africa Ghana
Feb 21, 2024

Creation Africa Ghana proudly presents an unparalleled opportunity for Ghanaian animation professionals to showcase market-ready projects at the prestigious Annecy International Film Festival. We invite submissions across various categories including Feature Films, Short Films and TV Series, aiming to highlight the best of Ghanaian animation talent. 

Selected projects will have the chance to participate in an exclusive workshop in Accra and secure representation at the Annecy festival's market, MIFA, through a dedicated Ghanaian booth.

CALENDAR:

  • Project submission deadline: April 15, 2024
  • Announcement of selected projects: May 2, 2024
  • Project Workshop: May 18 - 19, 2024
  • Annecy 2024: June 9 – 16, 2024

SELECTION: A jury comprising representatives from the French Embassy in Ghana and industry experts will review complete submissions meeting the outlined regulations. Up to 8 project holders will be selected to participate in an exclusive workshop in Accra, focusing on honing pitching skills essential for festival presentations. Additionally, selected project holders will receive full sponsorship from Creation Africa Ghana covering all expenses related to participating in the festival, including flights, accommodation, accreditation, and local allowances.

SUBMISSION TERMS

  • Submission is open to projects in development, advanced stages, or fully developed for market readiness. 
  • Each studio is invited to submit ONE project only. This ensures a fair selection process and allows for a diverse representation of studios and projects. If selected, only one project holder per studio will be chosen to participate in the workshop and to represent the studio at Annecy. 
  • Only complete projects will be considered 
  • The digital file must be uploaded as a single PDF file not exceeding 50 MB. Applications including more than one document won’t be considered.
  • Registration is free of charge
  • Students’ projects (only final-year students) are eligible

AUTHORIZATION TO BROADCAST: By accepting the regulations, entrants grant the organizer permission to reproduce and showcase project elements for promotional purposes.

DISPUTES: Participation implies unconditional agreement with the regulations.

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS:

1. NARRATIVE ELEMENTS:

  • Project Introduction: Title, representative image, format, target audience.
  • Synopsis: A concise summary of the story.
  • Project Treatment: Detailed description of the story.
  • Project Concept: Graphical and musical treatment, atmosphere, references.
  • Author/Director’s Intention Outline: Origin of the project, aims/intentions.
  • Project Advancement Outline: Current phase, forthcoming stages, objectives, eventual contracted commitments (mention the producer's name if applicable).
  • Budget Details: Provisional budget, percentage secured, ongoing funding research.

2. GRAPHIC ELEMENTS:

  • Storyboard: Full or partial.
  • Available Graphic Elements: Backgrounds/sets, characters, model sheets, graphic research materials, references, etc.
  • Additional Artistic or Production Elements: First images, trailer/teaser, etc.

3. ADMINISTRATIVE ELEMENTS:

  • Author(s) CV(s).
  • Copyright Situation: Statement explaining the copyright situation or transfer of rights statement if the topic is taken from an existing work.

To apply, kindly visit:

https://forms.gle/Bn2RLsgD66ynQyJF6

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024 

Join us as we propel Ghanaian animation onto the global stage at Annecy 2024!

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