Animate 11 - Photos

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.

The schedule included a group of lectures to discuss four main points :
- 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.
Thanks for all your beautiful energy :)

I hope we will have the chance in the future to share more our work hoping to inspire someone ...


  1. Dude, this looks like a great event to be a part of ..are there any videos online?

  2. Not yet Jamil, but the creative lab two four 54 was filming all the sessions and they did an interview with is after our talk and hopefully soon will post their video and will let you know for sure :)