KingstOOn Festival Winners Revealed


The KingstOOn Animation Conference and Film Festival has announced the winners in various categories for its fourth event.

Animators from 108 countries submitted almost 1,500 entries in the best international short film category, followed by over 750 in the best international student film category and approximately 300 in the best international special effects film category.

The prizes for this year’s event included licenses for Toon Boom Harmony, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, TVPaint Animation 11.5 Professional Edition, Scholarship opportunities to attend the Capilano University’s Animation Summer Online Program and Wacom Graphic Tablets.

Finalists of the concept category pitched their animated concepts to Sesame Workshop and Nickelodeon in B2B networking meetings.

Winners in the best Caribbean short film category were also given the opportunity to have their project broadcasted on Television Jamaica and the chance to negotiate broadcasting rights with Movistar.

Best concept winners will have the opportunity to negotiate a development, representation and co-production deal with Africa Animation Network and Baboon Animation Studios.

In the Kingstoon Emerging Animated Content Competition, Mango Man won for best storyboard, Doc the National Bird for best character design, TOL for best Caribbean short, and Jellyman Adventures for best concept.

In the KingstOOn International Animated Film Competition, The Quiet won for best international special effects film, The Sugarcane Man for best international student film, Biji for best international short film, and The Fixies vs. Crabots for best international feature film.