Lagos Set To Host 2022 International Festival of Animation

Lagos Set To Host 2022 International Festival of Animation

All is not now set for the sixth edition of the 2022 Lagos International Festival of Animation (LIFANIMA).

This year’s edition which promises to be bigger and better holds between 25 – 27 October.

Freedom Park, Lagos, will be the venue for events that will take place on 25 and 26, while Alliance Francaise in Ikoyi will host events scheduled for 27.

In April LIFANIMA announced a call for submissions of films for the 2022 edition. Following the call, 1000 films were submitted with 136 selected for this year’s festival.

There will be awards and prizes for outstanding works at this year’s edition. And the five award categories are: Best 2D Animation, Best Visual Effects, Stop Motion Animation, Best 3D Animation and Best Animation Commercial.

To book an exhibition stand at the event, three by three stand cost N200,000 and two by two stand goes for N150,000.

And to advertise in the festival magazine, full page is N250,000, half page is N150,000, quarter page is N75,000 and business card size is N30,000.

A new addition to the 2022 LIFANIMA is an animation workshop which is designed specifically for aspiring animators currently undergoing training. Animation specialists and consultants will be on hand to facilitate the workshop.

This year’s festival is expected to attract Animators; local and foreign, Film makers, Investors, Financial Institutions, Advertising agencies, Musical Video Producers, Media Practitioners, Digital Marketing professionals, Government agencies, Information Technology companies/manufacturers and the general public.

Meanwhile, over the years LIFANIMA has seen a steady increase in submission of films across the categories of 2D animation, 3D animation, Animation commercials, Visual effects and Stop motion which was added in 2021.

And the 2021 edition got over 1000 films from more than 100 countries with 30 films making the final cut and were screened in the competitive and non- competitive categories.

Established in 2017, LIFANIMA, which has grown to become the second largest animation film festival in Africa is proudly supported by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and endorsed by the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, LSFVCB.

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