The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Zimfala 2012 Blazing Into Action

The third annual Zimbabwe Festival of Afrikan Inspired Animation, ZIMFAIA will take place in Harare next month.

The festival which will this year run under the theme Eat, Sleep, Animate would be held from December 7 to 9 at the Alliance Francaise in Harare.

In addition to screening some of the year's best animated films for the public, and hosting a gaming tournament, the festival will also feature numerous events for the industry's finest animators and artists from Harare, Bulawayo and beyond.

World class animators will be on-hand to facilitate exciting and innovative workshops catering for both adults and children.

The festival boasts of a host of key partners, who have been working hard to make the festival a memorable one.

Films on offer include a slate of award-winning films presented by British Academy of Film and Television Arts as well as a collection of films from the world famous Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films.

The festival will also screen a collection of the Best of 2012 films from the world's quintessential animation festival Annecy OFF.

There will be an 'Advertisers Conference' on the 7th where professionals from various Ad agencies, animation, digital media and corporate decision-makers will come together to discuss the possibilities and the future of the advertising industry.

On the 9th the annual JAAG Conference will take place where members of the digital arts community will meet to unveil and discuss upcoming projects for 2013.

A welcome new addition at this year's festival is the children's programme, which is geared towards engaging young animation enthusiasts and animators, while presenting opportunities to their parents.

The children's programme mirrors the main programme with workshops, screenings and gaming for young participants.

The children's programme is also promising some awesome give-aways and surprises for some lucky participants.

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