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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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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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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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THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS
AND MADNESS

FEATURE | Chapter Cinema 2

10:30am | 118mins | AdvPG | £6/4

A beautiful documentary portrait of the creative team behind Studio Ghibli.

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IT'S PONY MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

11:00am | 60mins | AdvPG | £6/4

This fun all-ages masterclass will take you for a ride behind the scenes of It’s Pony.

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ANIMATED FAMILY SHORTS

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

12:45pm | 63mins | Adv7+ | £6/4

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

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GHIBLIOTHEQUE PRESENTS:
THE Z TO A OF STUDIO GHIBLI

TALK | Chapter Cinema 1

1:00pm | 60mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

The duo behind the podcast present a trivia-filled guide to the legendary animation studio.

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DOG LIFE DRAWING WITH
TI ISE PAENT

GET INVOLVED | Corporation Yard

2:00pm-4:00pm | Adv 18+ | FREE

 Join local art group Ti Ise Paent for a fun and casual session of dog life drawing.

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SHORTS 4: HOME/SICK

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 2

2:30pm | 81mins | Adv15+ | £6/4

Make yourself at home with these short films steeped in nostalgia and hiraeth.  

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SCREENSKILLS PRESENTS:
CIRCLE SQUARE WRITING
MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

2:45pm | 60mins | AdvPG | £6/4

Join the crew of Milkshake!’s Circle Square for this dive into writing animation for kids.

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LOVE BUGS + Q&A

TALK | Chapter Cinema 2

4:15pm | 30mins | Adv12+ | Free

See Love Bugs on the big screen followed by a Q&A with artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood.

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SHORTS 6: REEL/LIFE

SHORT FILMS | Chapter Cinema 1

4:45pm | 74mins | Adv15+ | £6/4

These animated documentaries and films based on real events shine a light on true stories.

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SUMMER GHOST + Q&A

FEATURE | Chapter Cinema 2

5:15pm | Adv12+ | £6/4

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival presents the Welsh Premiere of Summer Ghost followed by pre-recorded director Q+A.

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CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL AWARDS

AWARDS | Chapter Cinema 1

7:00pm | FREE

 The exciting climax of the festival! Let’s send it off in style.

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CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

DRINKS | Chapter Cinema Foyer

8:00pm - late | Free for festival attendees

And that’s a wrap! Have a drink with us as we bid a fond farewell to CAF 2022.