Animation festival comes to the River Club

The Highway Rat will be screened at the Cape Town International Animation Festival. PICTURE: Magic Light Pictures 2017

The seventh Cape Town International Animation Festival will take place from Friday March 2 to Sunday March 4 at the River Club in Observatory.

The festival is being hosted by NPO Animation SA, which aims to promote South African animation and create a self-sustaining industry that can create jobs.

It presents the best of local and international films by award-winning animators, as well as providing a platform to engage with industry
leaders in a series of workshops, talks and panel discussions.

There will be live drawing classes, business-to-business sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions in addition to student competitions and an outreach programme.

“We have a stellar line up of speakers, featuring some of the best creative and business minds in animation, screenings of the world’s top animated films and a range of free events that are fun for the whole family,” says festival director, Dianne Makings.

Visit for the full programme details.

Screenings cost R40. A full festival pass costs R100 for ASA members, R250 for students and R500 for a full festival pass. A day pass costs R350. Book through Webtickets.