Sam Soko is a documentary filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. With his captivating approach to socio-political storytelling, he has developed content and collaborated with firebrand artists worldwide. He’s the co-founder of LBx Africa, a Kenyan production company that works with local and international filmmakers to bring uniquely African perspectives to global audiences. His first feature documentary project, Softie, premiered at the 2020 Sundance film festival, winning a special jury prize for editing. He’s an outspoken defender of freedom of expression and has taken part in global conversations on strengthening storytelling in an increasingly precarious world
After spending 18 years abroad, Clare returned to South Africa in 2014 to complete her MA in Digital Arts [3D-Animation] at WITs University. Prior to launching her own production company, she progressed through the ranks to become an animation and live-action producer at Coal Stove Pictures in Johannesburg until 2016. She is now the owner of Katanimate Animation Studios based in her home town of Durban. Currently, they are working on the pilot episode of 3D animated TV series Time Sliders and the development of a preschool show called Knittyville. Claire is an active member of AnimationSA and has extensive experience from creating & developing projects, script-reading, presenting concepts to broadcasters, attending international markets and managing teams to bring in projects on budget and on time.