Last week, I was invited to Dubai to participate in Animate 11, a full day event organized by Wamda that gathered entrepreneurs, animators and illustrators coming from the arab world. The event started in the morning in a beautiful venue, The Pavillion Downtown Dubai, where i met again some friends from past workshops and book fairs.
- How can animation truly inspire, empower and connect the region
- What can media platform do to better support Animation
- How can animators support each other
- What can the Arab animation industry learn from the practices in the rest of the world
The main panel featured representers of Google, Yahoo, Freej, MBC and Wamda.
The event focused as well on creative showcases to feature a selection of the best arab animators and animation projects.
Ashley Choukeir and I were lucky to be one of the presenters where we shard our experience with an amazing audience that kept us motivated to talk for more than an hour and a half about our project and experience in the field.