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DIFFERENT VOICES
ANIMATION WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP | 9 - 30 Oct (5 sessions)

Application deadline: Mon 5 Oct 5pm

18+ | Free

This online project led by

biggerhouse film is open to new and aspiring neurodivergent animators aged 18 and over in Wales.

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PANEL: ANIMATED STORYTELLING

PANEL + Q+A | Sat 17 Oct 12pm

75min | PG

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Our panel share creative secrets and discuss what makes a good animated story.

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INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS

TALK + Q+A | Tue 20 Oct 6pm

60mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £7, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Director Gerald Conn takes us behind the scenes of Welsh sand animated feature Heart of Darkness.

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QUICK DRAW SCREENING

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Thurs 22 Oct 8pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

80mins | Adv12+ | Free

 

Watch all the films created in just 48 hours for the Quick Draw challenge! 

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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Fri 23 Oct 8pm

60mins | Adv12+ | Free

 

Watch great independent animation and join us in the chat box for an emoji party!

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DIRECTING BOB'S BURGERS
WITH SIMON CHONG

TALK | Sat 24 Oct 4pm

LIVE Q+A | Sat 24 Oct 5pm

60mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £10, minimum £5) or included with a festival pass.

 

Welsh animator Simon Chong talks about his unconventional career and directing his favourite show.

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ANIMATORS' BRUNCH

Q+A | Sun 25 Oct 11am-12pm

60mins | PG | Free

 

Put the kettle on, grab some toast and join us for a relaxed Q+A with filmmakers whose films are screening in our competition programmes, in conversation with Skwigly.

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ANIMATED FAMILY SHORTS 7+

SHORT FILMS

Available to stream throughout the festival

 66mins | Adv7+

Pay what you can (suggested £4, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

 

Curated by Cardiff studio Cloth Cat Animation for ages 7+, but all ages are welcome for a jam-packed hour of fun!

ANIMATED FAMILY SHORTS 3+

SHORT FILMS

Available to stream throughout the festival

55mins | Adv3+

Pay what you can (suggested £4, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Curated by Cardiff studio Cloth Cat Animation for ages 3+, but all ages are welcome for a jam-packed hour of fun!

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SHORTS 1: MIND

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Tues 27 Oct 4pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

76mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

These shorts explore inner worlds and shine a light on mental health & neurodiversity.

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CAF x CHAPTER MOVIE MAKER: WELSH WORK + Q+A

SHORT FILMS + Q+A

WATCH PARTY: Mon 26 Oct 6pm

90mins | Adv15+ | Free

Check out some of our favourite new animation made in Wales and meet the filmmakers in conversation with Chapter Movie Maker's Tom Betts.

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THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON™ MASTERCLASS

TALK | Tues 27 Oct 2pm

60mins | AdvPG

Pay what you can (suggested £7, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Behind the scenes of the brand new CGI series by Blue Zoo Animation for StudioCanal & Nickelodeon with producer Simon Quinn and Series Animation Director Chris Drew 

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SHORTS 2: BODY

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Tue 27 Oct 4pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

73mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

 

Shorts about gender, sexuality, disability and our relationships with our bodies.

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SHORTS 3: HEART

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Tue 27 Oct 7pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

81mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Beautiful animated stories of love, friendship, romance, family and coming of age.

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STRIKE

FEATURE FILM

WATCH PARTY: Wed 28 Oct 11am

+ available to stream throughout the festival

100mins | AdvPG

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Mungo Morrison is a mole with a goal to become a professional footballer in this British stop motion animated feature.

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STRIKE Q+A

Q+A | Wed 28 Oct 1pm

30mins | AdvPG

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

 

Meet the creative team and take a look behind the scenes of British stop motion animated feature film Strike.

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SHORTS 4: SPEECHLESS

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Wed 28 Oct 7pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

81mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

These animated masterpieces of visual storytelling can be enjoyed in any language.

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SHORTS 6: TRUTH

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Thu 29 Oct 3pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

72mins | Adv15

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Bringing together animated documentaries and shorts about the nature of truth.

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PANEL: VISIBLE IN VISUALS

PANEL TALK + Q+A | Thurs 29 Oct 6pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

60mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum free) or included with a festival pass.

A panel of creatives discuss how we can make the animation industry more inclusive.

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DIFFERENT VOICES SHOWCASE + Q+A

INTERACTIVE EVENT | Fri 30 Oct 10:00am

45mins | 18+ | Free

Join us, biggerhouse film and Hijinx for a creative discussion on welcoming neurodiverse talent into animation.

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SHORTS 5: CYNEFIN

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Fri 30 Oct 3pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

79mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

These brilliant animated shorts explore our relationship with the world around us.

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PUPPETRY AT THE
POP-UP PALLADIUM

VARIETY SHOW | Sun 18th | Fri 30 Oct 8pm

120mins | Adv12+ | £10/£25

The Pop-Up Palladium is a virtual Puppet Theatre streaming fortnightly shows featuring some of our best loved puppets, puppeteers, and directors who perform and talk about their work.

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MOOMINVALLEY MASTERCLASS

Q+A | Sat 31 Oct 11am

60mins | AdvPG

Pay what you can (suggested £7, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

 

Take a trip to the magical Moominvalley with Episode Director Avgousta Zoureldi

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THE RUBBISH WORLD OF DAVE SPUD MASTERCLASS

TALK + Q+A | Sat 31 Oct 1pm

60mins | AdvPG

Pay what you can (suggested £7, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

 

Step into The Rubbish World of Dave Spud with show creator Ed Foster.

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SHORTS 7: DARE

SHORT FILMS

WATCH PARTY: Sat 31 Oct 8pm

+ available to stream throughout the festival

78mins | Adv15

Pay what you can (suggested £5, minimum £3) or included with a festival pass.

Venture with us into the dark side of animation if you dare! A Halloween special...

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ANIMATORS' BRUNCH

Q+A | Sun 1 Nov 11am

60mins | PG | Free

 

Put the kettle on, grab some toast and join us for a relaxed Q+A with filmmakers whose films are screening in our competition programmes, in conversation with Skwigly.

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COFFEE & COLOURING 

INTERACTIVE EVENT | Sun 1 Nov 1pm

60mins | AdvPG | Free

Get your sketchbook out and join us for a coffee and a chat with other festival-goers about your favourite bits of CAF online!

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CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL AWARDS

AWARDS | Sun 1 Nov 4pm

30mins | AdvPG | Free

 

The exciting climax to the festival and arguably the most important show of all! See the award-winning films and send us off in style!