MAC, Gobelins link for African animation
France-based producer and distributor Mounia Aram Company (MAC) has linked with French visual communication and arts school Gobelins to help develop the African animation sector.
The two will set up a summer school in July next year. Held for two weeks in Ghana, it will focus on 3D character animation.
The agreement comes as part of each organisation’s ambition to grow animation sectors across Africa, with a focus on productions that represent the cultural values of the continent.
Mounia Aram, who is originally from Morocco and has set up a studio in Agadir, launched MAC in 2019 to build a bridge between Africa and the international market by presenting animation projects to producers for coproduction and broadcasters for distribution.
Aram said: “I want to give the necessary tools for the talent to acquire the international requirements. I wanted to partner with the best and bring the excellence in terms of animation training.
“This partnership with Gobelins allows me to develop the excellence in my studio in Morocco and in Africa, with a first step being my collaboration on the summer school in Ghana.”