The Animae Caribe Film and New Media Festival is the largest animation film network with a regional coverage in the Caribbean. It was established in 2001 and since then this festival is staged each year around October-November in Trinidad and Tobago. This festival functions as a regional platform for Caribbean animators and through its technical partnerships with animation studios internationally as well as its membership with the world renowned Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) as a liaison between Caribbean and international animators. Animae Caribe is recognized to be one of the many notable international annual festivals. In addition, Animae Caribe has a regional and international network of storytellers, writers, puppetry artists, visual artists (including graphic designers and photographers), theatre and music performers, sound and lighting technicians and reseachers, which feed into the animation production sector. A satellite event was staged in November 2011 in Jamaica under the name Animae Caribe Jamaica to complement the annual Festival in Trinidad and Tobago. In August 2013, Animae Caribe collaborated with the CARICOM Secretariat in introducing Animation and Anansi in CARIFESTA XI (Caribbean Festival of Arts), which was held in Suriname.