Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two South African Animators Are Heading To Nickelodeon After Winning Internships At 2017 Cape Town International Animation Festival

The sixth Cape Town International Animation Festival presented by Animation SA gave students a chance to showcase their work earlier this month.


The annual Festival brings South Africans the chance to catch some of the world’s best animated films, as well as masterclasses and workshops with global industry leaders.

A highlight is the annual student competition and awards evening, which provides a platform for animation student work in several categories, both team and individual projects. There were 67 entries this year, judged by leaders in the industry.

Nickelodeon once again sponsored the prize for two students to do an internship at Nickelodeon in the USA. Creator of the hit animated preschool series Shimmer and Shine, Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Chris Torline, senior marketing and digital director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, handed over the award to winners Toni Andrews and Kent Mayne.

“The calibre of entries just gets higher every year,” says Shani Campbell, schools coordinator for the Cape Town International Animation Festival. “It is also encouraging for the upcoming students to sit in the audience at the awards evening and aspire to great heights by watching their peers before them.”

An additional award this year was the Draw for Life Most Promising Student award, which was won by Dawood Salie, the prize for which is a Wacom tablet gifted to Draw for Life by DDS and Wacom Europe. Draw for Life was started by Animation SA and PASCAP Trust with the support of The Animation School, Animate Africa and Digital Canvas Academy to find and nurture the skills of talented learners from diverse backgrounds and to help them discover the art of drawing for animation.

The full list of winners is:

CHARACTER ANIMATION / 1 YEAR STUDENTS – Rita Du Plessis at LEARN 3D for PORK HEART

CHARACTER ANIMATION / INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS - TRADITIONAL/TRADIGITAL - Tamlyn Nunes at CITY VARSITY for STREET RAT

CHARACTER ANIMATION / INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS DIGITAL - Karien Benz at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for PRIMAL INSTINCTS

CHARACTER ANIMATION / TEAM PRODUCTION - Depesh Cara, Eduardo Rocha and Dirk Coetzee at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for BEN AND JERRY

STORY / TEAM PRODUCTION - Kelly McCarter at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for HEWN

ART DIRECTION / TEAM PRODUCTION - Sebastian Kristiansen at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for HEWN

LIGHTING / TEAM PRODUCTION - Matthew Levack at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for BEN & JERRY

VISUAL FX TEAM PRODUCTION - Matthew Dunwoody at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for NOVA

BEST PRODUCTION 1st YEAR STUDENTS - Dewald de la Rey at UDACITY for JULIET

BEST PRODUCTION / INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS TRADITIONAL/TRADIGITAL - Tamlyn Nunes at CITY VARSITY for STREET RAT

BEST PRODUCTION / INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS DIGITAL - Karien Benz at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for PRIMAL INSTINCTS

BEST TEAM PRODUCTION - Alison Parker and team at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for BEN & JERRY. The team is Depesh Cara, Dirk Coetzee, Matthew Levack, Thivhusiwi Mamaila, Alison Parker, Eduardo Rocha and Anrich Wolmarans

The Chaos Group sponsored annual licensed software to three winners who will be able to choose from a range of world class programmes across Best Visual Effects, Best Lighting, and Best Art Direction.

The winners, who were presented with their awards by Stacey Pearson of Touchvision, were Sebastian Kristiansen, Matthew Dunwoody and Matthew Levack.

The CTIAF is made possible thanks to generous support from sponsors the National Film and Video Foundation; Wesgro; Animation SA, the French Institute of South Africa, The Embassy of Japan and the Canadian Embassy. CTIAF has also partnered with Nickelodeon and Draw for Life.

Visit www.ctiaf.com for information about the Festival.

Original source: artlink.co.za.

Additionally, via jacarandafm.com:

Young South African 3D animator heading to Nickelodeon

A young South African 3D animator is heading to Nickelodeon in California for an internship!


Kent Mayne from Somerset West in the Western Cape says his love for cartoons led him to a career in 3D animation.

3D animation is a type of animation which uses computer generated images to create animated scenes.

Mayne will be interning [as a NICKtern] at Nickelodeon [Animation Studio] after having won in the most promising newcomer category at the Cape Town International Animation Festival.





I just want some watermelon from Kent Mayne on Vimeo.

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