Tag Archives: Gobelins

Netflix, Gobelins offer African scholarships

Global streamer Netflix and French visual arts school Gobelins have partnered to offer scholarships to six African animators in a bid to strengthen the pipeline of new animation talent on the continent.

The selected students will be admitted to Gobelins’ Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking course. The two-year course, taught in English, is designed to enable students to reach a professional level in a multicultural environment.

The curriculum includes advanced courses in 2D and 3D character animation, scriptwriting, directing and storyboarding.

The scholarships will cover the tuition fees for the entire length of the programme, as well as a contribution to the cost of living in Paris.

Applications close on March 2. Those selected will be announced at the end of April, and classes will commence in September.

To register, click here.

tagged in: ,

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.

Mounia Aram

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.”

tagged in: ,