What’s On has details of an international animation film festival in Dubai called Animate Dubai taking place December 3 to 5.  

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If you see yourself as the next Matt Groening, Nick Park, Chuck Jones, Akira Toriyama or Hanna-Barbera, this new initiative could be just the platform you were waiting for.

The region’s first annual international animation film festival, Animate Dubai, is coming to Dubai’s Design District from December 3 to 5.

“Animate Dubai is a UAE-based force with the sole purpose of stimulating quality animation,” said Lina Younes, Founder of Animate Dubai earlier this year.

The animation film festival hopes to promote animation as an independent art form, soemthing which the region has yet to embrace, by creating a platform for UAE universities, animation schools and institutes to showcase regional talent. They also hope to provide budding animators the opportunity to grow their skills.

“The time has come to bring a punctual, tangible showcase of quality animation to UAE-based makers and fans alike” she continued.

Take a look at the amazing 2015 Oscar-nominated animation short films:

The three-day event will also include workshops for aspiring animators, panel discussions, exhibitions, live performance and film screenings.

“We are extremely excited for the first edition of ANIMATE DUBAI” Younes concludes. “Our international selection jury has delved into watching films and from the looks of it so far, we will surely have a wicked program for both children and adults!”

For more information on how to apply and to download the application forms, check out animatedubai.com/submissions-2015

December 3 to 5