Deadline: June 16, 2017

The Digital Animation Accelerator is a unique two-day intensive pitch workshop that will help up to 10 selected Canadian creators of colour to develop their  animated digital short projects.

On completion of the workshop, three (3) final projects will be selected to receive a commission of $1000.00 each to produce a “proof of concept”. The three finalists will go on to participate in the CaribbeanTales Market Incubator Program in September 2017.  

From this development process, 1 project will be selected for production.

This initiative is supported by the Independent Production Fund


The Digital Animator Accelerator is a competitive pitch workshop that is specifically targeted towards the creation of original, digital animated content and focused on building sustainable audiences.


The Digital Animation Accelerator is open to Canadian Animation Creators of Colour.

For the purpose of this Digital Animation Accelerator, “creators of color”  include  those who self-identify as any of the following: Black, Caribbean, African, Hispanic, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, Asian, and South Asian.  Women, persons of the LGBTQIAP2S+ community, those with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Selection for participation in the Digital Animation Accelerator will be based on a) the quality of the application and b) evidence of the applicant’s’ previous work, and/or contributions to the Animation industry.

Applications must meet the following criteria:

  • The project must be no more than ten (10) minutes in length
  • The project can be either 2D or 3D animation (animation can be stop motion, mixed media, etc.)
  • The project must have a targeted audience for children and/or young people;
  • The project must be owned or co-owned by a Canadian creator of colour as described in the ELIGIBILITY section;
  • The team must include at least 1 producer with a strong track record and significant animation production experience.