Animation SA proudly presents the Cape Town International Animation Festival this weekend!
The only dedicated African Animation Festival with something for everyone. Guests can enjoy films, workshops, networking and exhibitions. With a history of bringing world-class content to attendees, the 2019 edition boasts a star-studded line-up of international and local industry experts. Over three days, attendees can join insightful workshops and masterclasses on a wide range of topics, including some uniquely African content.
CTIAF have searched the globe to bring you the best of the animation industry and are proud to present the best of Africa to the world. One of the main speakers for the event is Academy Award-winning Producer, Aron Warner, from Sony Picture Animation. Aron will host a discussion on the future of animation and why Africa is perfectly positioned to deliver in the industry. There will also be a section on Japanese animation thanks to The Embassy of Japan. This includes a screening of Your Name by Makoto Shinkai and a talk by Tomoya Imai, Production Designer of Mary and the Witch’s Flower, who will share his tips and tricks on the traditional painting on paper style of animation creation.
Another exciting addition to the speaker line-up is Academy Award-nominated producer, Peter Ramsey, who will share stories from the production of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film in January 2019 for its amazing mix of 2D and 3D animation.
The festival will also include film screenings and technology showcases covering all areas of content creation. Adobe's digital media consultant, Carla Ralph, will reveal one of Adobe's latest innovations, Adobe Premiere Rush. The session: 'Video Editing for the YouTube Generation: Accelerating Content Velocity' is a look into this all-in-one video app.
The Cape Town International Animation Festival starts this Friday 8 March and runs the entire weekend. The festival will be held at The River Club in Observatory. Weekend pass, Student pass, day pass and Cinema tickets are all available via Webtickets.
Check out the full list of speakers here too. There is far too much on offer to mention here.