Celebrating Diverse
Creative Talent

AfroAnimation 4.0 (3-Days) | Burbank, CA April 10 - 12, 2024
Influential Speakers. Career Development. Networking. Celebrations.

What is the
AfroAnimation Summit?

We bring change to life to the creator economy by connecting diverse and multicultural creative talent to movie studios, television networks, new media, and gaming to get jobs, discuss important subject matters, gain insights, network, and celebrate.

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What to Expect

Movie
Producers

Diverse Creative
Community

Panel
Discussions

Workshops &
Learning Labs

Empowering
Conversations

Expo & Portfolio
Reviews

Women
Creators

Networking

What to Do

Free Resume & Portfolio Reviews
FRWD Awards
Short Film Awards
Networking
Women Networking
Illustration Competition
Internship Corner
Parties
1:1 Studio Interviews
Expo Hall
Workshops
Panel Discussions
Icon Awards
Film Screening

Our Speakers

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Jeanell
English

Founder, CEO,
Elizabeth

Malama Sokoni

Shawn
Martinbrough

Writer / Artist,
DC Comics, Marvel

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Charlene Polite Corley

VP, Diverse Insights &
Partnerships, Nielsen

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Mounia
ARAM

Producer & Distributor,
Mounia Aram Company

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Curtis Baxter

Sr. Game Writer,
EA & Cliffhanger Games

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Dr. Akua K. Boateng

FOUNDER & CEO,
PSYCHOTHERAPIST,
BOATENG CONSULTING

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Marcella
Brown

CEO/Senior Artist,
The VFX Club & ILM

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KRIS WIMBERLY

CO-FOUNDER/HEAD OF CREATIVE
STUDIO SMOKESCREEN

80+ Speakers Onboarding

Get Pass

(GET SUPER EARLY-BIRD)

$130

General Pass
(1-Day)

$240

General Pass
(2-Day)

$355

General Pass
(3-Day)

$105

Student Pass
(3-Day)

$470

VIP Pass
(3-Day)

buy pass

premier partners

dreamanimationtitmousecartoon network studiosanimationcartoon network studiosanimationSony Pictures AnimationSony Pictures AnimationSony Pictures Animation

Community Partners

asifadreamanimationcartoon network studioscartoon network studioscartoon network studiosanimation

Visit Burbank:

A Better Way to See LA

Known as “Media Capital of the World,” Burbank is a top Los Angeles travel destination adjacent to Hollywood. Home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Burbank is next to Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney Headquarters, Netflix Animation and more.

The LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center are on the same property. Please book your room below at the Marriott to receive the AfroAnimation convention group discount and discounted parking.

Book your discount rate now for for AfroAnimation Summit Burbank April 2024.

AAS Snack News

Arthell Isom: A Visionary in AnimationArthell Isom: A Visionary in Animation

Arthell Isom stands as a luminary in the realm of animation, renowned for his innovative approach and transformative contributions to the industry. As the co-founder and CEO of D’Art Shtajio, Japan’s first Black-owned animation studio, Isom has broken barriers and reshaped narratives in an art form often dominated by convention.

February 19, 2024
Two Awardees Going To The Inkwell at Cannes Lion 2024Two Awardees Going To The Inkwell at Cannes Lion 2024

We are honored, excited and will be announcing our partnership soon with Cannes Can: Diversity Collective to send two young people for an all-expense paid trip to Cannes Lion in the south of France in the Summer of 2024.

December 8, 2023
AAS Back to The Marriott LA Burbank Convention Center and HotelAAS Back to The Marriott LA Burbank Convention Center and Hotel

We are happy to announce that AfroAnimation Summit will return to the Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Convention Center and Hotel located in Burbank, California, next to the Burbank Airport.

December 8, 2023