KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival and Sesame Workshop are calling on Jamaican animators to submit pitches for animated short films to be considered for Sesame Street’s 52nd season.
The Sesame Street call for pitches for animated and mixed-media shorts is open to Jamaican citizens or permanent residents enrolled as students at tertiary or vocational training institutions in Jamaica. All proposals are due via email by March 31. The winning pitch will be selected shortly thereafter, with the winner announced at the KingstOOn Festival, scheduled to be held virtually from April 21 to 25.
Robert Reid, KingstOOn animation specialist, said: “Jamaicans have always been credited with a phenomenal flair for creativity, but the fact that a renowned, global production house like Sesame Workshop is looking to tap into the pool of Jamaican animators for content speaks to a wider recognition of the immense talent that resides in the island’s evolving creative sector.”
Kim Wright, said Sesame Street film producer, added: “Having worked with the KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival for many years, we’ve seen the wealth of amazing local talent and are so pleased to bring new voices and styles from Jamaica all the way to Sesame Street.”