Festival

Triggerfish visits Stockholm, Sweden

Categories: Animation, Feature Film, Festival, khumba, presentation, SA industry, sea monster, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Khumba director Anthony Silverston was invited to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival Junior where Khumba was shown to almost 900 kids in 2 sold-out screenings. He also presented Triggerfish’s next film “Sea Monster” written by Raffaella Delle Donne which he has been developing since finishing Khumba as a “Work-in-Progress” as well as gave a presentation taking local and visiting filmmakers through the animation industry in South Africa.

 

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Khumba – Outdoor Screenings in CT

Categories: Animation, Feature Film, Festival, khumba | Posted by: Triggerfish

This month, audiences in Cape Town will have TWO opportunities to watch Khumba outdoors! March 15th, the film will show as part of the Short & Sweet ‘full moon drive-in‘ at Camps Bay, while on March 21st, it will screen at Spier wine estate’s ‘family movie night‘. So book now for your chance to watch Khumba under the stars!

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Khumba at Kunjanimation

Categories: Animation, Feature Film, Festival, khumba, SA industry, workshop | Posted by: Triggerfish

Khumba animators and artists were invited to this year’s Kunjanimation Animation Festival 2013, to share their experiences at the Triggerfish studio with students, industry professionals and the general public in Johannesburg. This is the 3rd edition of the SA animation festival.

After a week of business-related Kunjanimation seminars, the last day appropriately rounded the festival off on a creative note with inspiring art-related discussions and seminars as well as the highly-anticipated Kunjanimation Exhibition – all hosted and catered for at the WITS School of Arts. The line-up included two talks on the making of Khumba.

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Triggerfish at DISCOP Africa

Categories: Festival, International Industry, khumba, presentation, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Our CEO, Stuart Forrest, was invited this week to speak on a panel at DISCOP Africa.  The panel on African Animation was shared with Strika CEO Richard Grenville, and EVCL founder Adamu Waziri, and moderated by Animation SA volunteer,and Khumba Animation Lead!) Daniel Snaddon.  The panel explored some of the recent successes and ongoing challenges of animation in Africa. Asked what defined African animation, Forrest replied: “If it’s made in Africa, it’s African.”

 

The discussion highlighted the success of Zambezia worldwide, emphasising that the Triggerfish film was now the most successful South African owned film in thirty years.  “If there is ever going to be a South African film that penetrates the mainstream cinema stage worldwide, it’s highly likely it’s going to be an animated film.  Animation has the ability to transcend cultural barriers and overcome many of the challenges that face live-action films.”

 

Defending the use of Hollywood-based actors, Forrest acknowledged that the choice to go to Hollywood was difficult.  “But considering that only 4% of our revenue model comes from Africa, we need to be thinking globally about how to make the product internationally as entertaining as possible.  On Zambezia we auditioned 1,000 people from South Africa and 1,000 people from Hollywood, and we chose the voices that best fit the character we were casting for.  In most cases, the Hollywood actors extensive experience shone through. “ Besides, South Africans will also be able to watch Khumba in Afrikaans or Zulu and Triggerfish aims to dub their films into more African languages in the future.

 

In a panel later that day, Copper Monkey director Charlie Frost used Khumba as a great example of a winning brand partnership, citing the Wimpy collaboration where the quick service restuaurant chain launched a highly successful campaign coinciding with the release of Khumba.  Copper Monkey secured promotional partnerships for Khumba with Green Cross, Virgin active and Nal’iBali.

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Triggerfish at Absa VUKA showcase

Categories: Animation, Festival, khumba, presentation, SA industry, studio, video, workshop, zambezia | Posted by: Triggerfish

Experience the essence of Afro Optimism when SA is represented at the Absa VUKA Showcase this year in East London. Taste, listen to, and see the talent and creativity streaming out of the borders of this ever-developing country.  Over the weekend of Nov 1-3 Triggerfish will be attending the inaugural event as part of the Vision showcase Programme.  Producer Mike Buckland will be discussing the making of Zambezia while director Anthony Silverston will talk about Khumba. Animator and Shot Supervisor Kane Croudace will also be on hand to demonstrate the animation software. Says Buckland “Triggerfish is excited to be represented at an event with the positive theme of Awakening Afro Optimism since this aligns with our greater vision to portray a positive vision of Africa and its talent to the world.”

For a full line up of presentations, visit http://absavuka.co.za/

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Khumba selected for Brisbane – and other – international film festivals

Categories: Animation, Feature Film, Festival, International Industry, khumba | Posted by: Triggerfish

After successful screenings at Annecy, Durban and Toronto international festivals earlier this year, Triggerfish animation’s second feature “Khumba” has been selected to screen at a number of other film festivals globally.

Most recently KHUMBA was selected as the family film at Brisbane International Film Festival where it will be screening on Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd November.

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Triggerfish judges shnit

Categories: Animation, Festival, International Industry, SA industry | Posted by: Triggerfish

This weekend, audiences in Cape Town will be treated to a selection of some of the best shorts from around the world as the shnit International Shorfilmfestival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other. The most recent masterpieces from all corners of the world, together in one festival: 200 films. 8 cities. 1 global weekend.
In it’s 11th edition – its fourth year in South Africa – the festival returns to The Labia Theatre in Cape Town and to the Neelsie’s Pulp Cinema in Stellenbosch, with additional events and screenings at venues in and around Cape Town city bowl, Stellenbosch and stretching to the furthest limits of the greater city.

Triggerfish partner Anthony Silverston was selected as one of the members of the Jury for Made in SA, an awards category just for Mzansi, celebrating the best of South African short film on a world-class level. This year 21 films over three programme blocks will be evaluated by the jury. One prize to be awarded… and the winner takes it all.

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