University of Sussex Project Development Guest Lecture Series
10 November 2020
Online through Zoom
Speaker: Ebele Okoye
Project Development Guest Lecture Series
Tuesday 10 November, 14.00
Ebele Okoye (who goes by the artist’s name “Omenka Ulonka”) is a two-time winner of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in the category Animation, her 28 minutes short ‘The Legacy of Rubies’, inspired by an African folk tale, has won many prizes including the best Animation at the prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) same year.
Referred to by many as the ‘mother of African animation’, Ebele says she is very passionate about imparting Animation knowledge, and pursues this teaching and giving workshops in different constellations which include The Bauhaus University, Weimar, Zanzibar International film festival, OpenToonz Animation Lab. Additionally, The Animation Club Africa and Shrinkfish Media Lab (SmedLAB), which she founded in 2009 and 2013 respectively.