Cape Town International Animation Festival

Animation for Everyone

Animation South Africa proudly presents the Cape Town International Animation Festival. This is the only dedicated African Animation Festival on the continent. With films, workshops, dedicated networking sessions and an exhibition area, there is truly something on the programme for every animation lover.

If you are wanting to learn about all the little details of making an amazing animation or maybe looking to hone in on your skills or just simply someone who wants to marvel at the amazing, boundless and creative art that is animation, then you simply need to make your way to the River Club in Observatory from the 8 March to the 10 March 2019.

With 50 speakers enlightening visitors on everything from the Golden Globe winning animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, to holding storytelling masterclasses, this festival brings something for everyone. Peter Ramsey, Director of Oscar nominated movies and Golden Globe 2018 winner for Best Animated Movie will be here to share his stories from production, giving insight into one of the best animations of all time. This will be a festival that any animation fanatic or animator, both professional and novice, should not miss!

The festival has searched the globe to find you the best of the animation industry and is taking the best of Africa to the world!

Things to do and see

  • African Women in Animation
  • Storytelling Masterclass
  • Short Film Collection
  • Stop Motion Workshop
  • Meet the Teachers of Goblins

Exhibitors / Speakers

  • Director of Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse Peter Ramsey
  • Malcom Wope: Kung Fu is Dead
  • Live Drawing with Wacom
  • Why Diversity Makes Good Business Sense
  • Zoetrope & Animation Scope Workshop


Dates : 8 March to 10 March 2019

Times : Friday 09h00 to Sunday 21h00

Venue : The River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory, Cape Town

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : 3 Day Pass: R600

              Student 3 Day Pass: R300

              Day Pass: R280

              Outdoor Cinema: R50

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