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EXHIBITION: THE ANIMATION SHOW

EXHIBITION | Umbrella, Capitol Centre

7-24 April | Thu-Sun 11am-4pm | Free 

Umbrella showcases the wonderful work of Welsh/Wales-based animators for CAF.

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ONE BUM CINEMA CLUB

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Main Foyer

Thu-Sun | AdvPG | Free

"Possibly the smallest free to visit cinema on the planet"

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PEN/PALS

GET INVOLVED | Chapter Cinema Foyer

All Day | AdvU | Free 

An opportunity to doodle, have a coffee and socialise with your fellow festival-goers.

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ANIMATORS' BRUNCH Q&AS WITH SKWIGLY

Q&A | NETWORKING | Chapter First Space

10:00am | 60mins | Adv12+ | Free

Filmmaker Q&As (and croissants!) hosted by Skwigly’s Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley.

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AARDMAN ANIMATION MASTERCLASS WITH CARMEN BROMFIELD MASON

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

10:45am | 60mins | AdvPG | £6/4

Behind the scenes of our favourite Aardman productions with animator Carmen Bromfield Mason.

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ON-GAKU + Q&A

FEATURE + Q&A | Chapter Cinema 2

11:00am | 86mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival presents On-Gaku with Director Q+A. 

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FLEE + Q&A

FEATURE + Q&A | Chapter Cinema 1

2:00pm | 83mins | Adv15+ | £6/4

An innovative documentary about an Afghan refugee, blending animation and film footage.

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SHORTS 1: TOGETHER/APART

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 1

12:15pm | 80mins | Adv15+ | £6/4

A programme full of love, featuring the struggles and joys of the relationships in our lives.

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ANIMATED FAMILY SHORTS

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

1:15pm | 63mins | Adv7+ | £6/4

An hour of animated short films from around the world for the whole family to enjoy.

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CIRCLE SQUARE SCREENING + Q&A

SCREENING + Q&A | Chapter Cinema 2

2:45pm | 60mins | AdvU | £6/4

Join the creators of Circle Square for some episodes of the new show from Milkshake!

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SHORTS 5: SILENT/CINEMA

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

4:15pm | 78mins | Adv15+ | £6/4

These hand-picked animated shorts are a masterclass in pure visual storytelling.

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SKILLBARD MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

4:30pm | 60mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

Join the skilled bards at Skillbard Studio in a masterclass exploring animation and sound.

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CARDIFF QUICKDRAW SHORTS

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

6:00pm | 45mins | Adv12+ | Free

A quick-fire screening of films made in 48 hours for the 2022 Cardiff Quick Draw challenge.

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HIS DARK MATERIALS CREATURE FX MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

6:15pm | 75mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

Step into the vast world of His Dark Materials and see the show’s creatures come to life

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SHORTS 2: HUMAN/NATURE

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

7:15pm | 80mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

What makes us human? These shorts explore humanity and our relationship with nature.

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IMMERSDIFF: FULLDOME/EXPERIMENTAL FRONTIER

SCREENING | CultVR Lab

7:30pm | 60mins | Adv12+ | £8

Screening a selection of award-winning international films pushing the boundaries of fulldome cinema.

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360º ANIMATED KARAOKE PARTY

PARTY | Cultvr Lab

8:30pm-Late | Adv18+ | Pay-what-you-can

Immerse yourself in karaoke with a 360º animated experience.

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SHORTS 7: AFTER/DARK

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

9:00pm | 78mins | Adv18+ | £6/4

Stay after dark for these short films that will take you into the darker side of animation.