Director, Animae Caribe Festival
Camille Selvon-Abrahams is a creative, hands-on professional with expertise in animation, digital media syllabus development and training. Skilled in administrative procedures this has allowed her to function in different organisation within the creative industry, including festival administration and management. Currently she is Programme Administrator and Senior Instructor for the Animation department at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. As founder and director of the eighteen year old Animae Caribe Festival, she has demonstrated a track record of success in team management and team building. She was also instrumental in the development of animated series concepts in the Caribbean through ‘The Animated Ideas Bootcamp’.
Camille is tech-savvy and forward-thinking which is critical in this ever changing digital landscape. Her awards include the Royal Television Society Student Award 2000 – London UK, Caribbean Tales Innovation in Animation in the Caribbean Award – Toronto Canada, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival – Pioneer in Film Award 2014 – Trinidad & Tobago and Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Foundation Award for Women in Business. Over the years she has built up a critical mass of international and regional network of professionals in the industry ranging from, Disney Pixar, EA Games, Toon Boom and Cartoon Network. She has also managed and partnered with regional and international agencies like CARICOM, Caribbean Development Bank, CaribExport Development Agency, Department of Public Security Secretariat for Multi-dimensional Security, and IADB Inter-American Development Bank Washington DC for strategic support initiatives. She currently runs a NGO in collaboration with CARICOM called ‘The Shift Project’ which is an intervention program using digital technology to bring ‘at risk’ teens into the 21st century.