About the Initiative

aaa! is an initiative aimed at strengthening Ethiopia’s animation sector by helping meet the needs of aspiring animators, working professionals, and studios. By offering a fusion of comprehensive training, vibrant networking opportunities, insightful podcasts, and a platform for knowledge sharing, we not only light the path for budding animators and seasoned professionals but also elevate the realms of storytelling and creativity. As we proudly usher in our second cohort of trainees, our commitment to nurturing talent and pioneering the future of Ethiopian animation remains unwavering.

About the training

Unleash the power of storytelling through the art of 3D animation with our Introduction to 3D Animation course. This 12-week mentor-led training program, aimed at beginners, offers the opportunity to delve into the foundations and principles of 3D animation for movies and games. Experience the wonder of bringing your stories to life with animation, and benefit from a training that will unlock new possibilities in creativity and expression. Trainees will benefit from one-on-one mentorship sessions and workshops led by renowned animation experts from Ethiopia and beyond. This training, a collaboration between aaa!, ARMA, Gerar, Deutsche Welle Akademie, and German Cooperation, is designed to create truly unforgettable experiences. With a limit of 15 participants, be sure to seize this opportunity to tell your stories in a new, captivating way.

Testimonials from the First Cohort

“We have had the opportunity to progress remarkably in a brief period. Such opportunities, especially in animation, are rare. This feels like a once-in-a-lifetime chance I'm ecstatic to be part of.”
Rufael Anteneh
First Cohort Trainee
"I can't express enough how thankful I am for this golden opportunity. From the wisdom imparted by our skilled mentors to the vibrant energy of the team, every moment has been unforgettable."
Danait Gebrehiwot
First Cohort Trainee