Cardiff Animation Nights in association with Cardiff Independent Film Festival announce the competition lineup for the first-ever animation track at this year’s CIFF. Attendees of the 2016 event, taking place April 22-24 at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, will be able to check out award-winning films as well as talks and sessions with high-profile animation pros.
Participating special guests for CIFF’s debut animation program include Aardman Animations co-founder and creative director Peter Lord, The Amazing World of Gumball creator Ben Bocquelet, and Oscar-nominated animator Joanna Quinn.
“We are delighted to present some of the best animated films from around the world and fantastic sessions covering television, indies, features and short films which will appeal to animation fans of all ages,” says CAN co-organizer and Cloth Cat Animation producer Adam Bailey, “We are proud to be presenting such an esteemed line-up at the first animation strand of CIFF.”
The film competition program features 21 short animated films from 10 different countries, with highlights including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s Mr. Madilla, Rhiannon Evan’s Fulfilament, Claudius Gentinetta’s Islander’s Rest and Simon Cartwright’s Manoman.
2016 will see the inaugural presentation of the CIFF Best Animation award, which will be decided by a jury comprised of Cartoon Network producer Sarah Fell, Aardman directors Merlin Crossingham and Darren Dubicki, Skwigly editor & Manchester Animation Festival co-director Steve Henderson, and acclaimed animation director Joanna Quinn.