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Cardiff Animation Fest Returns with Spotlights on Aardman, ‘Metropolis of Ghosts,’ Joanna Quinn & Extra


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Having beforehand revealed its 2022 official competitors choice, Cardiff Animation Competition (CAF) has introduced the total program for its return to the Welsh capital from April 7-10. For the primary time, CAF will likely be each on-line and in particular person, with on-line occasions operating from April 7-24.

This 12 months, the pageant runners have crammed over 60 occasions into the in-person programme and 30 on-line, together with characteristic movies, shorts screenings, workshops, trade panels, masterclasses, networking alternatives, events and extra. Stand-out company embrace the Oscar-nominated Joanna Quinnthe animation crew behind groundbreaking characteristic Flee and Elizabeth Itocreator of Netflix’s Metropolis of Ghosts.

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“I’m so pleased with the CAF22 program. We’ve packed it filled with so many in-person and on-line occasions that we couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about,” mentioned pageant director Lauren Orme. “I can’t wait to share the wonderful movies, hear from our unbelievable company and occasion with everybody at animated karaoke!”

Affairs of the Artwork by Joanna Quinn

The Heads of Creature Results from the BBC and HBO sequence His Darkish Supplies will likely be in attendance to run a puppetry masterclass revealing secrets and techniques from the hit tv present, whose third season is scheduled for launch this 12 months. Different masterclasses embrace a trip behind the scenes of Nickelodeon’s It’s Pony; a delve into the lifetime of an Aardman animator with Carmen Bromfield Mason; a glance (or a hear) into what goes into mixing sound with animation with ability bar; and an exploration of a multi-award-winning profession with animation legend Joanna Quinn animating dwell on stage.

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CAF will convey multi-Oscar-nominated characteristic movie Flee to the Cardiff huge display, with a Q&A with artwork director Jess Nicholls and animation director Kenneth Ladekjær. The pageant will display two Japanese options: progressive hand-drawn indie musical comedy On-Gaku and the Welsh premiere of Summer time Ghostwith Q&As with the administrators of each movies. The video adaptation of Jessica Ashman’s animated musical efficiency Dawta can even be adopted by a Q&A with the artist.

Summer Ghost

Summer time Ghost

The Z to A of Studio Ghibli will likely be filled with insights, trivia titbits, theories and extra, offered by the hosts of podcast Library. The pageant can even host Scripts Out Louda crew {of professional} voice actors who will carry out a brand new animation script dwell on stage, in addition to providing 1-2-1s for brand new writers. Writers may also hear from the crew behind Milkshake!’s Circle Sq.who will likely be operating a masterclass on writing for kids’s animation.

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Becoming a member of forces with Cluster and AHRC’s Analysis in Movie Awards, CAF will host a full day of occasions devoted to the local weather emergency and the way the animation trade may help struggle it. It will embrace a workshop exploring progressive inventive workspaces as a part of CAF’s Clwstwr- and Ffilm Cymru-funded Inexperienced Wales undertaking. CAF can even shine a light-weight on neurodivergent animation expertise by means of screenings, Q&As with neurodivergent filmmakers, and a workshop exploring the boundaries dealing with neurodivergent expertise throughout the animation trade.


Dawta by Jessica Ashman

For these attending in particular person, there will likely be many different alternatives to satisfy folks, develop expertise, and have enjoyable. Social occasions will embrace CAF’s Pen/Friends periods (with free espresso/drinks offered; chatting and doodling inspired), canine life drawingan animated music video discotheque and a 360º animated karaoke occasion at Cultvr Lab.

On the opening night time of the pageant, the month-to-month social Cardiff Animation Nights will take over Depot, an enormous warehouse in central Cardiff, for an evening of brief movies, avenue meals and enjoyable. And every morning, CAF attendees will be capable to be a part of filmmakers from the 102 brief movies in competitors for Q&As, espresso and croissants.

The ultimate night time of the in-person pageant will convey the celebrated CAF Awards ceremony, intently adopted by the closing night time occasion, an opportunity to bid the pageant farewell in model.

It's Pony

It’s Pony

In addition to the in depth in-person line-up, a number of online-exclusive occasions are additionally scheduled, together with a Q&A with Elizabeth Itocreator of Netflix’s Metropolis of Ghosts; trade panels, worldwide filmmaker Q&As, collaborations with Cape City Worldwide Animation Competition (CTIAF) and a character design workshop for all ages. As well as, on-line attendees will be capable to compensate for in-person occasions they might have missed.

“I’m delighted that we’re capable of help this occasion and to as soon as once more see the return of cultural occasions and having the ability to welcome in-person audiences is one thing we’ve appeared ahead to for a very long time,” mentioned Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Daybreak Bowden. “The pageant has an thrilling and different programme of movies, together with some Welsh premiers and is an actual showcase of native and worldwide expertise and experience.”

Circle Square

Circle Sq.

Competition passes, which give entry to all ticketed in-person occasions at Chapter Arts Centre, are on sale now for £80 (£55 conc). On-line passes, which permit entry to all on-line occasions, are additionally on sale for £20. Tickets for particular person occasions will likely be on sale from as we speak, Thursday 10 March.

Discover the total program and buy tickets at cardiffanimation.com.

CAF Foyer 2018

Mingling within the lobby at CAF 2018. The pageant presents its first hybrid version this 12 months.

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