Back in 2014, we wrote about the embryonic animation scene in Jamaica. The industry was drawing support from the local government and the World Bank, which saw its potential for creating employment among the young.
Seven years on, that initiative is in full swing. Jamaica’s animation production continues to grow, and its profile is rising. A pillar of the industry is Kingstoon Animation Conference and Film Festival, which wrapped up its (virtual) fourth edition on April 25. The event has announced the winners of its competitive section, which are listed below.
The competition is split into two strands, one international, one focusing on emerging talent in the region. Kingstoon aims to showcase and create opportunities for animation artists from Jamaica and the Caribbean, and this goal is reflected in the prizes on offer.