The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) is the biggest film festival dedicated to animation in Africa. In its ninth year, the festival will be held in the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock from October 1-3 and will feature workshops, film screenings, business sessions, and other events.
Dianne Makings, the director of CTIAF, expressed her pride in presenting the best of Africa to the rest of the world.
“CTIAF brings Africa’s animation talent under one roof and recognizes the industry’s challenges, needs, and opportunities. We also want to see how we can use colourful narratives to bring undiscovered African stories to life,” Makings added.
Ariane Suveg, Warner Media’s content director, will speak at the festival, as will motion graphics artist Kia Simon and visual artist Loyiso Mkize, to mention a few. The talks will cover a wide range of topics, including turning a concept into a script and editing animation. Learning how to navigate Adobe After Effects for editors and delving deep into the psyche of a producer will be among the other topics covered.
The festival will cater to both physical and virtual audiences, and it will be an opportunity to meet new people, improve your craft, and see a few films. One screening you can look forward to is Petit Vampire, directed by French film director and cartoonist Joann Sfar. The film follows the bond of an orphaned schoolboy and a vampire who never ages.
GoDriven Roadhouse & Movies in Salt River, Cape Town, will host the film screenings. More details about the Cape Town International Animation Festival are available online.