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July 8, 2019

African Short Film Festival, FUPiTOONS, is Looking for Animated Shorts

The African short film festival for kids, FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, is on the prowl with its mascot FUPiSAURUS looking for African animated shorts.

Entries close on 1st September 2019.

FUPiTOONS launched in 2017 in Johannesburg. In the years since its debut it has screened in over 9 African countries and Brazil. And, brought FUPiSAURUS to life for the 2018 edition of the festival. The call for shorts for the third edition is now open HERE!

In the past the festival has showcased shorts from across Africa including the highly acclaimed comedy film A Kalabanda Ate My Homework by Raymond Malinga. The film, which explores the heights of a child’s imagination, won Best Short Film at FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL 2018 and has won several other awards across Africa.


FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL aims to bring attention to the African animation industry by showcasing the best animated shorts the continent has to offer. By making its target audience children, FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL also attracts their parents. This shows them that there are African stories for children that they can watch. It also raises the profile of the craft across the continent.

READ MORE: African Animation: On the Up and Up

The categories from which movies will be nominated in are:

  • Best Animation Short Film,
  • Best Animation TV Short Films, Episodes and Webisodes,
  • Best Commissioned Animation Short Films,
  • Best Graduation Animation Short Films,
  • Best Overall Animation

If you have a short film aimed at children, and a run time of no longer than 5 minutes, FUPiSAURUS is looking for you and your movie!

This year’s festival will launch during DISCOP Johannesburg in November 2019 before embarking on another journey across the continent.

READ MORE: Partnerships Strengthen the Growth of South African Animation Industry at Annecy

Entries close on 1st September 2019.

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