The Cape Town International Animation Festival, kicking off in South Africa from February 18 to 21 at the River Club, has announced plans for an African premiere, multiple award winners and Oscar nominees in the lineup for this year’s event.
Formerly called Kunjanimation, the CTIAF is curated by Animation SA and gives local audiences and attendees the chance to see some of the best animated films from around the world, as well as hosting a range of workshops with global industry leaders. This year’s face-to-face topics include character animation, scriptwriting and producing.
The CTIAF 2016 program highlights include the African premiere of Magic Light Pictures’ Stick Man, which had a Christmas premiere on BBC One. The TV special was animated by local studio Triggerfish. Other can’t-miss screenings will be Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea from Cartoon Saloon in Ireland, and Oscar nominee The Boy and the World from Brazilian director Ale Abreu.
Noteworthy films like Simon Rouby’s Adama, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas and Phantom Boy from Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (A Cat in Paris) are on tap. Also in the lineup are some old favorites: Adam Elliot’s Ernie Biscuit, Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues and Philip Hunt’s Lost and Found from Studio AKA.
Participating in workshops this year will be Laika producer Mark Shapiro, and Christine Ponzeverawill, who will discuss pitching strategies and how to navigate co-productions. Technical talks will be hosted by Adobe, The Chaos Group, The Foundry and Cel Action.
More information can be found at www.ctiaf.com.