Audio Visual Industry in the spotlight at the Durban Cav‘ Platform Dialogue Forum On 22 July 2022 at the Durban FilmMart the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with AnimationSA will host the second dialogue in the 2022 Cav’ Platform and Animation SA Dialogue Forum: Incubators and Creative Clusters as Models for the Transformation of the Audio Visual Industry. The Dialogue Forum will be moderated by Isabelle Rorke and the panel is composed of experts in incubation, creative clusters and ecosystems strategy Levinia Jones, Leoti Taylor and Xolile Vundla. The Cav‘ Platform is a collaborative project between the Goethe-Institut and Animation South Africa (ASA) that develop dialogue forums focused on topics relevant to the Animation Industry. Goethe-Institut and Animation SA have been collaborating over the past 3 years on the Cav‘ Platform particularly focusing on the transformation of the South African animation industry. Each dialogue forum is based on the theme and research findings of transformation requirements within the animation industry. In the course of German Development Cooperation, GIZ and Goethe-Institut are collaborating with AnimationSA to further develop the ecosystem of the rapidly growing African animation sector. While GIZ is providing support to AnimationSA to strengthen their internal capacity as an industry association, further develop services to members and broaden Animation SA’s role and capacity for advocacy and lobbying work on behalf of the industry, the Goethe-Institut is focusing on support to enable extensive industry dialogues. The event will be live and to RSVP contact Sandile - Makhathini.firstname.lastname@example.org The Second Dialogue of the 2022 Forum is a hybrid event and billed to take place at the Cape Town International Animation Festival CTIAF in August. This Dialogue Forum will cover the latest trends and opportunities in licensing and merchandising in the animation community. Event details for the Cav‘ Platform Dialogue Forum in Durban: Date: 22 July 2022 Venue: Live Event, FilmMart, Elangeni Hotel (Durban) Time: 16h30-18h30pm Ticketing info: RSVP to Sandile on Makhathini.email@example.com For Media queries, Interview requests or more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 788 7632 Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of Goethe Institut – https://www.goethe.de/en/index.html Note to Editor About the project “Cultural and Creative Industries" (CCI) The project “Cultural and Creative Industries” is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. It improves employment and income opportunities for creative professionals in six partner countries; Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa and operates mainly in the music, fashion, design and animation sectors. In addition to promoting the development of entrepreneurial, digital, creative and technical skills through training programmes, the project aims to strengthen the framework conditions and the ecosystem of the cultural and creative industries. As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. AnimationSA AnimationSA aims to grow and transform the animation industry to enable access to animation education for all South Africans. The organisation aims to provide access to international markets and represent businesses within the sector in terms of policy and support structures. In an era of digital disruption and the year of global disruption, it seems more necessary than ever to not only transform the demographics of the local workforce but also to decolonise the very content that is collectively produced. The aim is to bring home the entire ecosystem that creates, distributes and consumes content across all technologies and platforms.