The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) returns with a bang and is set to dazzle audiences at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 2 (CTICC) from 4 to 6 September, 2023. This annual gathering now celebrates its 12th edition.

This year, CTIAF and FAME Week Africa are shifting their focus to the creatives and producers behind the captivating world of animated film. From the moment you step foot on the CTIAF Pavilion you’ll be immersed in a world where imagination knows no bounds. Don’t miss the chance to visit their speakers and special guests, and be sure to try your luck on the “Spin and Win” wheel for a chance to win exclusive CTIAF merchandise.

Animation luminaries

Prepare to be inspired by thought-provoking panel discussions and enlightening keynotes delivered by international experts. This year’s line-up includes animation luminaries from studios around the world – Gennie Rim, John Kahrs, Chrissy Metge  Ed Bell and Nate Stanton. Their insights could ignite your passion for the art of animation.

The first-ever CTIAF “Pitch, Persuade, Produce” competition. will also be introduced. This is your chance to shine and make your mark in the animation industry.

In addition to keynote presentations and panels, CTIAF will showcase an extraordinary selection of films from Africa, Stuttgardt’s FMX, and Cardiff Animation Festival. These screenings will transport you to unique worlds, sparking emotions and creating lasting memories.

The organisers invite you to submit your work for their curated collection. Submissions are open until 7 August, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your animation showcased at CTIAF. Click here to submit your work!

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Cape Town International Animation Festival CTIAF 2023

Vuma Pop

CTIAF remains committed to supporting their Outreach program, Vuma Pop, which has been bringing the magic of cinema to townships across South Africa for the past decade. As part of their mission to make films accessible in rural communities, they host several outreach events throughout the year, bringing the best of local and international animation to new audiences.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news, competitions, and announcements, subscribe to the CTIAF newsletter. By doing so, you will also enter the draw to win an R500 Takealot voucher. Sign up here.

Be sure to get to the CTICC 2 from September 4 to 6, 2023, for an unforgettable celebration of animation and the remarkable minds behind it.

What: Cape Town International Animation Festival FAME Week Africa
When: 4 – 6 September 2023
Where: CTICC 2 Cape Town