On Saturday Triggerfish received another Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Animation for their second feature film, Khumba. The AMAA’s are among the continent’s most prestigious awards and have been running for 10 years. This follows from last year’s win in the same category for Adventures in Zambezia. Both films also won Best Animation at the South African Film and Television Awards in their respective year of entry.
Khumba director Anthony Silverston was recently in Germany, both as a visiting artist at the HFF in Berlin and for the 21st International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart (ITFS) where Khumba screened in competition.
Khumba director Anthony Silverston was invited to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival Junior where Khumba was shown to almost 900 kids in 2 sold-out screenings. He also presented Triggerfish’s next film “Sea Monster” written by Raffaella Delle Donne which he has been developing since finishing Khumba as a “Work-in-Progress” as well as gave a presentation taking local and visiting filmmakers through the animation industry in South Africa.
Triggerfish is putting out a country-wide call to the very finest talent in South Africa to join our team in creating an exciting new half hour children’s film, based on a book by one of the world’s most beloved and successful children’s authors.
The fourth in a sequence of award-winning short films, this high profile project is an opportunity to be part of the studio that is, with Zambezia, Khumba, and the upcoming Sea Monster, pioneering the development of animated films in South Africa and continues to be at the forefront of high quality animation on the continent.
The studio is looking for highly-motivated and super-skilled junior, mid-level and senior applicants who have a passion for storytelling and a deep desire for the opportunity to craft beautiful, world-class animated content that will play to millions of children and their families worldwide.
Khumba, the second animated feature from Triggerfish Animation Studios nabbed Best Music Composition in a Feature Film as well as Best Animation at the 8th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 2014). There to accept his award on Friday night was composer Bruce Retief who was also nominated in the same category last year for his work on “Adventures in Zambezia.”
This month, audiences in Cape Town will have TWO opportunities to watch Khumba outdoors! March 15th, the film will show as part of the Short & Sweet ‘full moon drive-in‘ at Camps Bay, while on March 21st, it will screen at Spier wine estate’s ‘family movie night‘. So book now for your chance to watch Khumba under the stars!
Visitors to Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town can now read all about the half-striped breed of zebra (quagga) that inspired Khumba, the loveable hero from Triggerfish’s second animated feature of the same name.
In partnership with the Quagga Project which aims to revive the previously extinct half-striped zebra, Triggerfish has designed a new information board that explains more about the fascinating animal’s history. This comes after a quagga-like foal born last year was actually named Khumba after the titular character in the animated feature film. So why not check it out – and you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Khumba in the flesh!