Fun for all the family at CTIAF 2019


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Proudly presented by Animation SA, there’s fun for all the family at the eighth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF). The event takes place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

There’s the chance to catch world-class animated films which you would otherwise not get to see, as well as fascinating workshops about various animation techniques.

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Hot off its debut on BBC One on Christmas Day, the CTIAF presents Magic Light Pictures’ and Triggerfish Animation Studio’s Zog, directed by Academy Award nominated director Max Lang and adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A keen but accident-prone dragon learns how to become a dragon at Dragon School! This will be followed by Studio Ponoc’s animation anthology Modest Heroes, with three tales of modest heroes of our time. (programme starts at 20:00 in the Outdoor Cinema).

On Saturday at 10:00, catch the Short Film Kids Collection, with a wonderful array of animated short films to engage, enchant and inspire young minds.

Primary and high school learners can enjoy a class of Gesture Drawing for Animation on Friday at 15:00, while on Saturday there are two sessions of the popular hands-on stop-motion workshops at 14:30 and 16:00 to create your own animation, one step at a time. (bring an iPad or smartphone with you for this workshop).

On Sunday at 10:00 there’s some animation fun with a spin – join a Zoetrope and Animation Scope Workshop to learn about one of the first ever animation methods.

Tickets to screenings at the Outdoor Cinema cost R50 and access to the stop motion and Zoetrope workshops are free. Seats at all events are based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The CTIAF has become renowned for presenting world-class content, from animated films to insightful workshops and masterclasses as well as providing a unique platform to engage with global industry leaders. The Festival also hosts business-to-business sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions in addition to student competitions, a family programme and an outreach initiative.

The CTIAF is proudly presented by Animation SA and is made possible thanks to generous support from sponsors the Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town, Wesgro, Nickelodeon, the High Commission of Canada, The Japanese Embassy and Consulate in Cape Town and the French Institute of South Africa. CTIAF has also partnered with Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Animate Africa.

Visit for the full programme details.

A full Festival pass (valid 8 to 10 March) costs R600. A day pass costs R280 and student passes cost R300 (tickets include access to all events and masterclasses). All events require a ticket for access, except the workshops at the clubhouse.

Bookings can be made at Webtickets

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