SA industry

Triggerfish gets special recognition award from Premier

Categories: commercial, competition, International Industry, khumba, SA industry, studio, zambezia | Posted by: Triggerfish

The creators of animated feature films, Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba received an unexpected honour when Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, presented the studio with a special recognition award for Global Reach at Thursday night’s Premier Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards held at the CTICC.

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New Jobs and Paid Internships at Triggerfish

Categories: Animation, internships, jobs, SA industry, Stick Man, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

We’re always eager to find great new talent to join our team, and in 2015 Triggerfish will be offering 4 graduates the opportunity to join the studio as part of our 8 month paid internship program.

The team on our exciting half hour film, “Stick Man” is also expanding and we have some new job opportunities available in the New Year.

For more information, please visit our Careers page. Please fill in your application on our on-line submission form and if it looks like we could have a place for you, we’ll be in touch.

NB: For this project, applications unfortunately are limited to South African citizens ONLY.


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Oct 29 2014
POP the Culture!

POP the Culture!

Categories: Festival, presentation, SA industry, workshop | Posted by: Triggerfish

POP The Culture launches it’s training and workshop programme during the 2014 Kunjanimation animation festival running from 26th November – 30th November and various members of the Triggerfish team will be presenting workshops and masterclasses alongside other industry experts during the event. See below for more details and join the Facebook group for updates.

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Triggerfish CEO in 100 World Class South Africans

Categories: online article, print media, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest has been named as one of 100 World Class South Africans in City Press’s inaugural compilation of 100 most extraordinary achievers.

Forrest was listed amongst other ‘Groundbreakers & Thought Leaders’. According to the news publication, the selection process was rigorous for the 100 living South Africans who have achieved world class status in the arts, sciences, business, design, civil society and sport.

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Triggerfish 3rd place in Vision to Reality Awards

Categories: competition, presentation, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Last night, Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest accepted the award for third place in the 2014 PwC  Vision to Reality Awards which celebrate dynamic companies in the technology sector that have demonstrated growth. The awards aim to encourage the best companies to step forward as role models, and to inspire future technology start-ups, as well as to recognise and honour companies whose outstanding achievements have made them some of South Africa’s most successful technology companies.

Read more about the gala awards ceremony and the winners on Ventureburn.

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Sep 12 2014
Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers

Categories: Animation, presentation, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

One of the events that form part of Creative Week Cape Town is a project called Meet the Makers. Meet the Makers is an opportunity to explore the studio spaces and have in-depth discussions with some of the city’s leading creatives. All the events are free, but have limited spaces. On Monday, the group will be visiting Hasan and Husein Essop in Hout Bay at the Lalela Project and then  Triggerfish Animation in Bergvliet – to get a sneak peak into the studio behind the animation “Khumba”.

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Triggerfish to host animation 48 Hour Film Project

Categories: Animation, competition, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Triggerfish is offering its facilities to any Animation teams who would like to compete in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project.

As many of you already know Animation can take a very long time. On a film like Khumba only 3 seconds on animation is completed in a single day. One can spend hours or days on a single expression. Well we’d like to shake things up a bit. BENCHfilms and Triggerfish would like to challenge all animators in Cape Town to try and make a short film in 48hours as part of this year’s 48hourfilmproject; where perfection comes second and story is king. Are you up for the challenge?

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Triggerfish at DISCOP Africa

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

DISCOP Africa is a three-day TV content event happening Nov 5-7th in Johannesburg, combining a major industry trade show, educational seminars and networking events, designed around building new relationships and growing a business.

Triggerfish partner Anthony Silverston will be attending as a member of the Final Jury for a pitching competition held as part of the DISCOPRO Program, showcasing new and original ideas for programming from African producers.

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