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Caribbean Animation

Animation Overtakes Film as Priority Area

Animation has been deemed a priority area by the Film Commission of Jamaica

The death knell hasn’t quite tolled for filmmaking in Jamaica, but it is animation that has now become the favourite child of the creative industries, at least from the perspective of the government.

Animators Try to "Toon-in' Local Industry

Kina Sky by Coretta Singer

Jamaica’s animation industry is still embryonic, so much so that to describe it as an “industry” seems a little grandiose. However, a growing number of Jamaican animators have enjoyed some success.

Kingstoon 2013 - Animating Jamaican Creativity

Kira Clayton accepts her prize from Terry-Ann Wilson of The Gleaner

The inaugural Kingstoon animation festival and conference ended on June 21 with the selection of eight winners in four categories Character Development, Storyboard or Script, Experimental Animation and Final Animation Product.

Kingston Gets 'Tooned' with Animation Festival

J. Lewis, I. Gonzalez Berenguer, L. Napier, K. Spence & A. Latchman

Jamaica is set to get a little more animated with the arrival of the Kingstoon Animation Festival, a strategy to position animation as one of the island’s growth areas in the hopes of stimulating the economy and job creation.

Jamaican Film Industry Gets Animated

Joel Kuwahara, Co-founder and Executive Producer of Bento Box

Kingston: For over a decade, especially since the arrival of the capacity for fully digital animation, Jamaica has been flirting with the animation industry. The flirtation seems to be ramping up to a full-blown love affair with the arrival of the island’s first animation studio Reel Rock GSW.