An award-winning South African company, Triggerfish is working to grow and showcase the involvement of women in the animation industry.
The African animation industry will be represented at the fifth annual Women In Animation World Summit later this month.
Triggerfish, which specialises in award winning TV and film animations, was the perfect match for the partnership with the Women in Animation’s World Summit.
As the summit is being offered to non-members, women who may not yet be in the industry professionally but do hold an interest in animation now have the opportunity to step into the scene.
This year’s Women in Animation World Summit’s theme is “The Business Case for Diversity.” As the WIA President, Marge Dean expressed, “we each as businesses and individuals have a part to play in making change.”
“The business case is not just that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are good for business empirically.”
WIA Secretary, DEI Chair Julie Ann Crommett added that the “partnership is an opportunity for the company and for the women of Africa.”
The last four themes for the World Summit were:
“The Women in Animation World Summit will be viewable exclusively as part of the festival’s virtual programming and for WIA members from Monday, June 14th at 9:00am CAT through Saturday, June 19th. As of June 20th,” as per Marge Dean quoted by GoodThingsGuy.
Jinko Gotoh, WIA Vice President stated that “we must democratise animation on all fronts: education, art, technology, and industry. I’m proud of the work WIA continues to do. We advocate sustainable change across the globe. Along those lines, we are thrilled to partner with Triggerfish to present this year’s Summit, as they have been doing such tremendous work over the years to diversify storytelling and bring better representation to the African animation industry.”