Following in the footsteps of Kunjanimation, the local animation festival founded in 2011, the rebranded Cape Town International Animation Festival launched this month to resounding approval and a tripled audience.
Read all about it in Animation Magazine!
The animation community turned out in force to support this awesome event, which took place at the River Club and Labia Theatre from 18 to 21 February. Director Dianne Makings pulled out all the stops to bring the world’s best animated films, filmmakers and animators to our doorstep.
“We had 11 international speakers giving keynote addresses and workshops, four international delegations representing Reunion Islands, France, UK and US and more than 76 hours of programming over four days,”says Dianne Makings, Festival Director.
“The workshops were sold out, with attendance figures tripling since the previous Festival. We also had three times the entries for our student awards, with international studio delegates commenting about the high standards of the finalists.”
Animation SA thanks the National Film and Video Foundation; Wesgro; the French Institute of South Africa and new partner Nickelodeon for their support.
Onward to next year, and our exciting new relationship with our adopted twin, Cartoons on the Bay!
Armature mask created by LAIKA
Outdoor screen courtesy of Short & Sweet