The winner and runners-up will produce a pilot with Cartoon Network Africa which will then premiere in 2019.
Cartoon Network has invited African creators to submit their short-form comedy project in the first Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa.
Cartoon Network Africa has launched Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab, an African venture designed to bring innovative, local short-form content to the channel, and its digital platforms, while reinforcing the local relevance of the brand, the release stated.
Commenting on the initiative, Ariane Suveg, Head of Programming and Acquisition Turner Kids Africa, said: As sponsors of the DISCOP 2016 Animation Pitching Programme, we were exposed to some really inspiring local animation projects. We were so impressed by Cape Town-based Punch Monkey Studios amazing creative energy in the winning entry, Cloud Life, that the project has been travelling through the Turner group and is now in a development process with the Turner Asia Pacific production team. This just reinforces our need to invest in local content and our commitment to further mentoring talent in the African animation industry.
Entries for the Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab will be open from 7 June until 31 August 2018 across the continent. African residents, aged 18 and over, or any African-based company, can submit their one-minute to three-minute creative short project which must fall in the comedy genre and fit with Cartoon Networks values of random, irreverent, smart and contemporary humour.
Ten projects will be short-listed in September, and the local creators will get the opportunity to pitch their work to Cartoon Network Africas content programming team. The winner and two runners-up will then be revealed at DISCOP Johannesburg at the end of the year.
The winner and runners-up will be given the opportunity to get their project produced as a pilot with Cartoon Network Africa which will then premiere on Cartoon Network Africa and its digital platforms in 2019.
We are honoured to be supporting local African animation talent through the Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab. We look forward to seeing the entries and hope to see the winners flourish in their career as content creators, following the footsteps of some of Cartoon Networks greatest talents. concluded Ariane Suveg.