Doha Film Institute invites entries for Youth Animation Workshop

 03 May 2017 - 0:13

Doha Film Institute invites entries for Youth Animation Workshop
An animation image prepared by DFI.

The Peninsula

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) is inviting submissions to the ‘Youth Animation Workshop’ aimed at preparing young participants interested in stop-motion animation to create professional films.
To be held from May 7 to 18, the workshop is open for 15 beginners in the age group of 8 to 14 years old. It will be led by Qatari artist Mohammed Al-Suwaidi.
A professional animator, character developer and graphic designer, Al-Suwaidi has worked on several notable national projects, such as Wathiq, an online platform for storytelling and heritage preservation backed by Qatar Museums. He has also worked on the short-animated film Rain produced by DFI; and the television series Mandoos, for which he served as the character developer. Currently, Al-Suwaidi is working on a short-animated film.
The two-week long workshop will include filming and editing animation, writing a script and storyboard, as well as finding sound and audio for film.  The scripts will be presented to a screening committee and four animated films will be produced over the course of the workshop.
Participants will work in groups, based on their interests, and are expected to develop team-working skills as they work on start- and end-credits, story-writing and development, storyboarding, set building, model making, recording and editing.
The sessions, which will be in Arabic and English, will be held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.