EBELE OKOYE – QUICK INFO

HOLDS THE CITIZENSHIP OF

Nigeria and Germany

 

FOCUSES MAINLY ON
Animation & Interactive Media, Branding , Corporate Design & Web CMS (Word Press), Social Media Marketing

 

ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN
Fine Arts, Translation & Interpreting,  Apparels

 

CONTRIBUTED TO THE BOOKS / JOURNALS
Animation: A World History, by Giannalberto Bendazzi (Nigerian Chapter)
Nigerianbrands Magazine “The Use of Animation in Advertising”

 

WAS JURY, COMMITTE & CURATOR FOR

Weimer Poetry Film Award | Jury
Zebra Poetry Film Festival Berlin/Münster (Selection Committee)

African Animation Screening, Hackesche Höfe Cinemas Berlin (Curator)

 

COACHES AND MENTORS AT
Shrinkfish Media Lab smedLAB” (Founder)

Open Toonz Animation Lab (Contributor)

The Animation Club Africa  (Founder)

 

HEADED THE INTERNATIONAL COPRODUCTIONS

“Anna Blume” Germany | Bulgaria (Producer / Writer / Animator)

“The Legacy of Rubies” Nigeria | Germany | USA  (Co-producer / Director / Animator)

 

WON PRIZES FOR (Films Produced & Animated)

“The Legacy of Rubies” Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program

 

“Anna Blume” Robert Bosch Foundation Prize for Animation (Production prize) | 9 other awards including;
Zebra Poetry Film Festival Berlin (Ritter Sport Award) | Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film Festival (Critic’s Award) |  International Animation Film Festival “Golden Kuker” Sofia, (Best Film) | ANIM’EST Bucharest (Best Animation Film)

 

WON PRIZES FOR (Films Produced, Directed & Animated)
“The Legacy of Rubies” includes:
Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA (Best Animation)

Africa International Film Festival – AFRIFF  (Best Animation)

Silicon Valley African Film Festival (Best Animation)

Out of Africa International Film Festival (Best Animation)

United States Congress (Special Recognition of outstanding service to the community)

California State Legislature (Special Recognition of outstanding service

 

“Patterns”: includes
Amnesty International Redefreiheit (Outstanding Media Work in Human Rights Issues)

Animation Festival Accra Ghana (Best Experimental Animation)

 

“The Essence” includes

Animae Caribe Animation & Media Festival (Most Outstanding Animation)

ANIMAFRIK Animation Festival (Best African Diaspora Animation)

United States Congress (Special Recognition of outstanding service to the community)

California State Legislature (Special Recognition of outstanding service)

Silicon Valley African Film Festival  (Best Animation)

 

“The Lunatic“

African Movie Academy Awards (Honorable Mention)

 

“Papermouse”

Made for Mobile Awards Cologne (Audience Prize)

 

FEATURED IN (includes)

RBB TV Berlin | CEO World Biz magazine | International Business Times Magazine | Animation, A World History: by Giannalberto Bendazzi | The Nation | Deutsche Welle TV, Insight Germany | Animatoon Animation Magazine | Deutsche Welle TV Arts 21 | Deutschland Radio Kultur | Die Tageszeitung (taz) | Heinrich Böll Stiftung | The Guardian | Die Welt Kompakt | Sächsische Zeitung | Wikipedia | Hexapedia | Contemporary Art in Nigeria and Ghana | Kölner Stadt Anzeiger | The Punch | The Vanguard

 

STUDIED AT

IMT Enugu, Nigeria
University of Cologne
International Film School Cologne
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf

 

INTERNED AT
Saban Animation, Paris

West German Broadcasting (WDR), Cologne

Cecta Press, Enugu

 

WORKED AT
Trickstudio Lutterbeck Cologne (Key animator)

Numerous Magazines and Agencies (Creative Director / Graphic designer / Illustrator /Cartoonist)

Pride GmbH Cologne (Customer care,  American Express & Ford)

FAS Bildungswerk SprachenKlisa, Cologne (English conversation leader)

 

MASTERS

Toon Boom Harmony | Toon Boom Animate Pro |OpenToonz / Toonz Harlequin | TV Paint Animation | Adobe Photoshop | The Foundry Modo | Adobe After Effects CS | Adobe Premiere CS | Adobe Encore CS | Handbrake | Nero Bundle | Adobe Audition | Audacit | Adobe In Design CS |Adobe Illustrator CS | Microsoft Office Suite | WordPress | Adobe Dreamweaver CS

 

SPEAKS

English / German/ Igbo / Pidgin

 

STILL LEARNING

Spanish

 

TRANSLATES & INTERPRETS FOR

German Federal Office for Refugees, District, Regional & Magistrate Courts, Customs Office (Freelancer)

Dolmetscher & Übersetzungsbüro Ibanda, Sankt Augustin“ (Freelancer)

 

INTERESTED IN  

Technology, Literature, Film, Poetry, Contemporary Art, New Media, Dadaism, Behavoiural patterns, Phonology, Languages, Photography, Design, Carpentry, Fashion

There is a very short narrative version which talks about my passion, style, approach and expectations in animation with a focus on Africa.
READ IT HERE
PRESS | SOME MATERIALS
DW TV | Arts 21
DW TV | Insight Germany
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