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Lola Aikins

Lola Aikins

DIRECTOR / PITCHING: NALEDI

Lola Aikins is an award-winning Sierra Leonean born South African director of animated films. She is also a visual development artist specialising in environment design and a 2D animator. She studied 2D animation at LISAA in Paris, France. Whilst growing up, she saw a lack of representation of stories and characters that she could relate to or looked like her. As a result, in her work she pushes for authentic African aesthetics to help build the identity of animation coming from Africa. She is now directing her first professional short film called ‘Naledi’. The trailer for ‘ Naledi’ won the ‘Best Animation At the 2023 Faku’gesi awards.

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