Ani-Marathon | 11 – 12 Sept

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Wild about animation? This 28 hour Animation Marathon is for professionals and students. The Ani-marathon will be a 28 hour challenge for teams from across the city. An extended event in the Fak’ugesi Making Weekend.

The Ani-Marathon challenge will be to animate, in any style, medium (2D, stop motion, etc) and duration of your choice, any part of a track being developed at Fak’ugesi Beats Lab between musician Zaki Ibrahim (SA / Canada) and beat maker Evil Needle (France). An abstract over a realistic approach is advised because of the time limit. Only final renders will be judged.

Teams will be awarded prizes and have the opportunity to network and explore new practices. Prize winning and final animations will be featured at Zaki Ibrahim’s performance at the Fak’ugesi Beats Bloc Party on the 16th of Sept.

Book your teams via Quicket: minimum 3 and maximum 6 animators per team.  Maximum 12 teams for this event.

Teams are required to bring their own hardware and software.  Snacks and drinks over the day will be provided.

Partners: Animation School South Africa & Wits Digital Arts.

Audience: Animators of all shapes and expertise.

Team Bookings: Booking information will be confirmed later in August. Contact Fak’ugesi Festival via the contact sheet for more information.


About Fak’ugesi Beats, Zaki Ibrahim and Evil Needle: Zaki Ibrahim is a Canadian South African singer songwriter. Her music blends R&B, Soul and Jazz. At Fak’ugesi Festival Ibrahim will be ready to launch a 2nd full length album “The Secret Life of Planets”.  In a collaboration at with French DJ and Beatmaker Evil Needle at Fak’ugesi Beats Lab, a new singles remix will be produced in a special project for the Ani-Marathon challenge.

About Animation School: The Animation School is South Africa’s leading provider of higher education in the field of animation as we consistently produce award-winning graduates who are employed by top companies locally and abroad. The Animation School offers an accredited and internationally recognized Diploma in Digital Animation. Our dynamic team are committed to promoting student success by offering a high quality, vocationally orientated learning experience that integrates technology and innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices. We collaborate closely with our industry to develop a pool of creative talent with the knowledge, technological skills and motivation to be highly competitive in the field of animation worldwide. Our focus on student success is promoted through a culture of respect, integrity and professionalism within a creative and technologically supported learning environment.

About Wits Digital Arts: Wits Digital Arts is at the forefront of providing new and exciting education in the ever-changing, always fascinating fields of game design, interactivity, writing and animation, producing students with a balanced approach to complex tasks. Through a combination of practical expertise and critical theoretical interrogation, Wits students set out to create work with meaning, merit and substance, whilst always pushing the boundaries of experimentation. The Undergraduate Degree courses are cross- and interdisciplinary, facilitating a diverse and enveloping learning experience, whilst Postgraduates push their skills further in internationally-recognised Honours, Masters and Ph.D degrees. Our staff have years of industry and academic experience, bringing expertise and professionalism to the fore.


Animation School South Africa –>

Wits Digital Arts, Animation –>

September 11 2017


Start: September 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
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