MANAGING Director of Malfinis Film and Animation Studio, Mr. Milton Branford expressed his pleasure and gratitude for being cited for the progress that his company has made and being chosen to provide 2D Animation Training and Certification Programme for the CARCIP (Grenada).
CARCIP, the Caribbean Regional Communications Programme, is funded by the World Bank IDA SDR. The three beneficiary countries are Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia in Phase I.
The overall cost of the first phase is US$25 million of which US$3 million is a grant. The funding allocation for the project is as follows: Grenada’s credit is in the amount 6.5 SDR equivalent to US$10 million. St Lucia’s and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ each get 3.9 SDR, equivalent to US$6 million.
Malfinis Film and Animation Studio is expected to be in Grenada for the next five months conducting training for CARCIP and the Grenadian government at the newly-retrofitted lab at the T A Marryshow Community College.
The programme, which was launched on September 6, seeks to train and expose 25 unemployed youth in the art of animation. In accordance with the outline of the CARCIP project, the training in animation is just a small component of the overall project within the ICT Led Innovation.
Malfinis has a contingent in Grenada which comprises its senior animators Tevine Loctar and Francis. Butcher, who is the facilitator of the training.
The Malfinis team was accompanied by David Jordan of Giordano Associates Ltd which is giving business development and advice to this initiative.