Animation SA LandscapeProudly presented by Animation SA, a star-studded programme has been announced for the eighth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), which takes place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

The CTIAF has become renowned for presenting world-class content, from animated films to insightful workshops and masterclasses as well asproviding a unique platform to engage with global industry leaders. The Festival also hosts business-to-business sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions in addition to student competitions, a family programme and an outreach initiative.

The star studded line up of speakers includes Academy Award-winning producer Aron Warner and Academy Award-nominated director, Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).

Warner is a writer and Academy Award-winning producer of the animated blockbusters Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. He also produced the critically-acclaimed animated feature The Book of Life. Currently, Warner is developing a number of projects with Sony Pictures Animation. 

Ramsey is the Academy Award-nominated director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was released in December 2018 by Sony Pictures Animation and was announced as the winner of the Golden Globe® for Best Animated Feature Film in January this year. Additionally, the film has taken home the following awards for Best Animated Film: the Critics’ Choice, the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Producers Guild of America and the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

Other exciting international speakers include Autodesk’s John Paul Giancarlo who has been working in the TV and Film industry for more than fifteen years. He was instrumental in integrating Maya in Brownbags’ Pipeline and has worked on Emmy awarded TV show DocMcStuffins currently on Disney Jr, Octonauts on CBeebies, Peter Rabbit on Nick Jr, among others.

 Also catch Tomoya Imai, production designer of Mary and the Witch’s Flower who will share his tips and tricks on the traditional painting on paper style of animation creation.

Joining the speaker line up are David Prescott of Skydance Animation who has more than twenty years experience in live action visual effects and animation for feature films and commercial production,as well as Archita Ghosh, Executive Producer at Montreal indie animation studio e.d. films whose talk includes discussing trends in the Canadian animation industry. 

There’ll be a unique opportunity to learn from teachers at the prestigious Gobelins School of Animation who will be presenting masterclasses and panel discussions at CTIAF.

Visit www.ctiaf.com for the full programme details. The Cape Town International Animation Festival takes place from 8 to 10 March 2018 at The River Club in Observatory,  Cape Town. Or download the programme.

A full Festival pass (valid 8 to 10 March) costs R600. A day pass costs R280 and student passes cost R300 (tickets include access to all events and masterclasses). Tickets to screenings at the Outdoor Cinema cost R50 and access to the stop motion and Zoetrope workshops are free.

Seats at all events are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. All events require a ticket for access, except the workshops at the clubhouse.

Bookings can be made at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za

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