FRANCIS Y BROWN
Francis is an award winning filmmaker from Ghana, he is the founder and the creative director of AnimaxFYB Studios, trained in a number of different cinematic mediums, and has over ten years’ experience in the audio visual industry. He specializes in Animation, Illustration, Film Making and Graphic Design. Having attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Francis was shortlisted for the 42nd Student Academy Awards (Oscars), won Best Animation Film at the Africa International Film Festival 2016 (AFFRIF), Black British Entertainment Awards, Best Creative Artist 2017, animator of the year at the 2017 Ghana UK Based Awards (GUBA) and also Best Animation at the 2018 Ghana Movie Awards. In year 2019 face2face Africa named Francis Y. Brown as one of the five African animators who can give their Hollywood counter parts a run for the money. In 2020 Francis Y. brown was once again mentioned as one of the top animators making African animation go global by Africa vibes magazine. His debut, Mmofra channel a 70min children’s content was picked up by Amazon Prime making him the first African animation producer to achieve such a feat. Francis was honoured as a laureate of Africa 35 under 35 as one of the 35 most inspiring young entrepreneurs under the age 35 making great strides in Africa. In 2021, his short 3D animated film ‘ROOM 5′ was nominated at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Making him the only West African director to be nominated for the year and one out of four films from Africa in general. The film has moved on to receive another nomination at the L.A International Shorts Film Festival, making it the second Oscars & BAFTA qualifying film festival for ROOM 5, nominations at the New York Shorts International Film Festival (Canada Screen Qualifier) and at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Francis also won the Creative Art man of the year at the 6’ EMY Africa Awards.
Animax FYB Studios