14-15 Sep 2024
Saturday: 09:30 till 18:00 ----- Sunday: 10:00 till 17:00
Summerplace, 69 Melville Rd, Hyde Park


Films, Behind The Scenes, Gaming, Script Writing, Masterclasses, Vendor, Studio and Education Booths, Artist Stands,
Exhibition & Entertainment, Networking Events & Screenings


Animation has a rich history that has evolved significantly over time. It has become a mesmerizing medium for everyone, captivating audiences with the principles of performance, spacing, timing, squash, and stretch, which are fundamental to creating engaging and believable characters and scenes. At AVIJOZI we will be exploring various aspects of animation.


Remember the final battle in Avengers: Endgame? This scene involved multiple heroes, each with their unique powers, fighting against Thanos and his army in an epic showdown. The scene featured stunning VFX effects, including CGI characters, explosions, and massive destruction. It was a visually stunning scene that left audiences in awe.


Technology has been a driving force behind the evolution of gaming. With the introduction of powerful hardware and advanced software, games are now more immersive, visually stunning, and responsive. Interactive technology allows users to interact with digital content in real-time. It covers a wide range of technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.

Founder of AVIJOZI  / CEO Chocolate Tribe

Nosipho Maketo van den Bragt

An attorney, creative business entrepreneur and aspiring writer.

Nosipho is a multipotentialite that thrives in idea synthesis, rapid learning, and adaptability. With a passion for storytelling and breathing life into concepts in visually realistic ways, but also a passion for advocating strongly for creatives, Nosipho co-founded Chocolate Tribe in 2014. Nosipho has helped cultivate Chocolate Tribe into a professional Animation and VFX studio that not only produces work of the highest international standard, but with its over 20 years of industry experience, a studio that aspires to harness and develop the potential of young talent in the Animation and VFX industry. AVIJOZI is Nosipho’s latest brainchild. An initiative that is meant to create excitement, open up opportunities for young people from all walks of life and elevate this industry, so that young talent is cultivated within South Africa. As a co-founder and managing director of Chocolate Tribe, Nosipho continues to be an advocate for growth and development.

I look forward to seeing you at AVIJOZI 2024!

Thanks, Nosipho


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Registering for AVIJOZI offers you several benefits such as:

1. Limited Space: Registration is essential to ensure we can accommodate all attendees and provide you with the best possible experience.
2. Guaranteed Attendance: By registering, you reserve your space at the festival, ensuring that you won’t miss out on any of the valuable content and opportunities available.
3. Access to Exclusive Content: AVIJOZI provides access to expert speakers, industry leaders, and thought-provoking sessions. By registering, you gain entry to a wealth of knowledge and insights that can help you grow personally and professionally.
4. Stay Informed: By registering, you’ll receive timely updates and information about the event, including any changes to the schedule, additional speakers, or exclusive resources. This ensures you stay up-to-date and fully informed about all the exciting aspects of the event.
5. Participate in Q&A Sessions: Registering for AVIJOZI allows you to actively engage in Q&A sessions with speakers and experts. This provides a unique opportunity to have your questions answered directly and gain deeper insights into the topics that matter to you.

Networking is very important in the animation industry, as it can lead to job opportunities, collaborations, and other professional connections. Attending industry events, joining professional organizations, and maintaining a strong online presence can all help with networking in the animation industry.

Yes, this year AVIJOZI will have an entire food court area, catering for vegetarian and halal options.
If you would like to be a food vendor please see below call for vendors, exhibitors & artists.

Animation is the process of creating the illusion of movement and change by creating a series of static images that are displayed in rapid succession. It involves the manipulation of drawn or digital images, characters, or objects to portray a story or convey an idea. VFX, on the other hand, refers to visual effects, which are created using computer-generated imagery (CGI) or other special effects techniques to enhance or alter live-action footage. VFX includes the integration of computer-generated images with live-action footage such as adding digital backgrounds or objects, creating explosions, or simulating natural phenomena like fire or water. In summary, animation is the creation of motion through the manipulation of 2D or 3D objects while VFX is the addition of digital or practical elements to live-action footage..

Potential career paths in animation include working as an animator, storyboard artist, character designer, visual effects artist, motion graphics artist, or 3D modeler. Other related careers may include game design, film and television production, advertising, and web design.

Art: Drawing, painting, and other visual arts courses can help you develop your creativity. Animation involves working with software and computer programs, so a strong background in computer science can be advantageous. Mathematics: Animation requires mathematical skills to create graphics, calculate movement and timing, and create 3D models.

There are many software programs used for VFX, including Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Houdini, Nuke, and Cinema 4D.

The future of interactive technology is likely to include more advanced artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and continued integration of technology into all aspects of our lives. It is also likely to include ongoing discussions about how to balance the benefits and drawbacks of interactive technology.

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