Celebrating African animation on a global stage in Cape Town


PROUDLY presented by Animation SA, the ninth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) takes place from October 1 to 3, 2021 online and in-person at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. 

CTIAF is the largest dedicated African animation festival on the continent. With an exciting hybrid programme of talks, workshop, screenings, producer meetings, business-to-business sessions and more, CTIAF provides an opportunity to engage with global industry leaders, shine a spotlight on African talent and create a platform for connections and sharing of knowledge between local animators and their international counterparts. 

TEAMKWEZI Mohale Mashigo, Loyiso Kwize and Clyde Beech

This year CTIAF will also be presented with the Comic Con Cape Town pop-up event, in partnership with the City of Cape Town. On Saturday, October 2, enjoy activities such as cosplay competitions, the popular Comic Art Drink & Draw & Sketch-off competitions and Pop Culture Quiz Sessions.  

CTIAF and the Comic Con Cape Town pop-up will be compliant with all government and Covid-19 regulations as the health and safety of fans and participants remain of paramount importance. 

“We’ve searched the globe to bring you the best of the animation industry and are proud to present the best of Africa to the world,” says CTIAF festival director Dianne Makings. “We were unable to host our annual event last year, but the South African industry has continued to thrive on the international stage.” 

Petit Vampire

Visitors can enjoy the unique chance to watch screenings such as the Annency award winner Petit Vampire, directed by Joann Sfar, a story of friendship between a 10-year-old never-ageing vampire and an orphan schoolboy, and look out for a selection of short films and the Best of Annecy. Screenings will take place at GoDrivein and tickets can be purchased at Webtickets. A full, three-day Professional CTIAF pass will also get you in!

Click here for the full programme details. The Cape Town International Animation Festival takes place from October 1 to 3 online and in-person at Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town.  Parking is available at the college opposite the Old Biscuit Mill.

The range of full three-day festival passes are: (all events require a ticket for access and seats are based on a first-come first-served basis. A festival ticket includes access to Comic Con Cape Town events)

  • PROFESSIONAL PASS R900  – access to all talks, workshops, films and meetings in person and online. Ideally suited for the animation professional
  • VIRTUAL PASS R750  – virtual access to all talks, films and meetings from the comfort of your lounge (does not include access to workshops)
  • GENERAL PASS R600  – access to the talks and films
  • STUDENT PASS R350 – access to talks and films – as a student we’re saving you money while you chill and learn! 

Bookings can be made at Howler.

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