STAY HOME &

GET ANIMATED! 

Online Events Coming Up...

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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS

Thursday 29th July 20:00 GMT

Our twelfth online Cardiff Animation Nights screening! 

Online Resources...

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11 LESSONS FROM LOCKDOWN

We spoke to some Cardiff animation companies and freelancers to explore the lessons we can learn from animation in lockdown.

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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Online art clubs, draw-alongs and creative activities everyone can get involved with!

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RESOURCES FOR ANIMATORS + STUDENTS

Keep learning and connecting, and access support. Practical tips and resources for animators and students.

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HOW TO ANIMATE
AT HOME

From smartphone apps and free software to DIY rostrums and flipbook tutorials, anyone can animate at home!

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

Take a look behind the scenes and see how some of our favourite independent animated short films were made! 

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ANIMATED SHORT FILMS FOR KIDS

We’ve curated some of our favourite independent animated shorts for families to stream right now for free! Suitable for all ages.

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WHERE CAN I SEE MORE ANIMATED FILMS?

Hungry for more animated shorts? From curated favourites to massive archives, explore the varied world of animated short film!

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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in culture from the comfort of your own home – from virtual tours and art galleries to immersive short films.

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HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE ARTS RIGHT NOW?

If you're wondering how you can support the arts through a difficult time, we've collected some ways you can help.

FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS

Hear some behind the scenes stories from filmmakers as they discuss their work.   

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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS REWIND

Binge watch animated short films! All our past Cardiff Animation Nights programmes are here. Watch some of your favourites again or discover some new ones! 

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INDEPENDENT ANIMATED FILMS TO RENT

Want a break from the blockbusters and animated classics? You can support these filmmakers by paying a couple of pounds to stream their brilliant independent animated features and shorts at home.

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NEW ANIMATED SHORTS TO STREAM NOW

Some of our favourite independent animators have put their short films online recently for everyone to enjoy. Watch some of our favourites here!

Past Events...

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DIFFERENT VOICES DISSCUSSION

How can the creative industries benefit from welcoming in neurodiverse talent? What are the barriers facing neurodiverse creatives in animation, and how can we break them down? 

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INCLUSION IN ANIMATION

Thursday 18th June 18:00 BST

 Join chair Tanya J Scott and a panel of professional animation and VFX creatives as they shine a spotlight on ethnic diversity and inclusion within the industry

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KYLE LEGALL ONLINE WORKSHOP

Tuesday 5th May 18:00 BST

Emerging and aspiring animators can draw along with Kyle as he shares tips on evoking emotion through character design.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH LORRAINE LORDAN

Saturday 2nd May 16:00 BST

Join us for this masterclass with animation director Lorraine Lordan as she shares her insight into her varied and international career on both shorts and features.

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SECOND CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS 

Saturday 2nd May 10:30 BST

Join us for our second Family-friendly online screening! 

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CAF CLIMATE ASSEMBLY

Friday 3rd April
What can the animation industry do to fight the climate crisis?

At a time when all our working practices are changing, let's explore how we can all work greener.

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CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS 

Saturday 11th April

We screened an hour of family-friendly animation live on YouTube with our first Cardiff Animation Kids Online Screening. 

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SECOND CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS ONLINE
Thursday 30th April 20:15 BST

Join us for our second Cardiff Animation Nights Online Screening!

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QUICKDRAW
WATCH PARTY
Watch all the animated shorts made in just 48 hours! 
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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS ONLINE
Thursday 2nd April

Ever wished you could come to Cardiff Animation Nights but can’t get there? Now you can join us wherever you are in the world!

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WALES ARTS REVIEW DIGITHON

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March
We partnered with Wales Arts Review to bring you new Welsh animation straight into your home to help raise emergency funds for artists!

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THIRD CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS ONLINE

Thursday 23rd July 20:15 BST

Join us for our third Cardiff Animation Nights Online Screening!

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CLAY MODEL MAKING & ANIMATION WORKSHOP WITH LAURA TOFARIDES

Wednesday 19th August 15:00 BST

Join stop motion animator Laura Tofarides for an introduction to clay model making and animation. 

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THIRD CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS ONLINE

Saturday 1st August 10:30 BST

Join us for our third family-friendly online screening!

KYLE LEGALL ONLINE WORKSHOP & Q+A

Monday 17th August 17:00 BST

Draw along with Kyle as he shares tips on evoking emotion through character design afterwards join Kyle for a Q+A. 

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CREATIVE MORNINGS X CAF

Friday 28th August 09:00 BST

Register for your free ticket to Creative Mornings x CAF Online talk with BAFTA winning animator Maryam Mohajer

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FOURTH CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS ONLINE

Thursday 27th August 20:15 BST

Join us for our fourth Cardiff Animation Nights Online Screening featuring Skwigly Interviews with some of the filmmakers! 

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FOURTH CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS ONLINE

Thursday 29th August 10:30 BST

Join us for our fourth Cardiff Animation Kids Online Screening!

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CAF X FIO STOP-MOTION SUMMER SCHOOL SCREENING

Sunday 30th August 11:00 BST

Join us for our CAF x Fio Stop-Motion Summer School online screening! See the amazing animation the students have made!

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FIFTH CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS ONLINE

Thursday 24th September 20:00 BST

Join us for our fifth Cardiff Animation Nights Online Screening!

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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS ONLINE

Thursday 10th December 20:00 GMT

The seventh Cardiff Animation Nights Online will be streamed live on YouTube. 

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CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS

Saturday 19th December 10:30 GMT

Online Family-Friendly screening of animated shorts streamed live on YouTube.

PUPPETRY AT THE POP-UP PALLADIUM
Friday 5th February 20:00 GMT

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

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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS

Thursday 21st January 20:00 GMT

Our eighth online Cardiff Animation Nights screening! 

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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS

Thursday 25th February 20:00 GMT

Our ninth online Cardiff Animation Nights screening for adults featuring Skwigly filmmaker Q+As

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CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS

Saturday 30th January 10:30 GMT

Online Family-Friendly screening of animated shorts streamed live on YouTube.

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CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS

Saturday 27th February 10:30 GMT

Our seventh online Cardiff Animation kids screening animated shorts from around the world for families

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CAF x IRIS SCREENING
Thursday 4th March 20:00 GMT

The screening will showcase animated films shown at Iris over the past 15 years featuring LGBT+ stories from around the world! 

QUICK DRAW SCREENING
Thursday 18th March 20:00 GMT

78 teams entered and 38 brand animated shorts were created in just 48 hours! Join the screening of these amazing short films!

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CARDIFF ANIMATION KIDS

Saturday 27th March 10:30 GMT

Our eighth online Cardiff Animation kids screening animated shorts from around the world for families

CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS

Thursday 27th May 20:00 GMT

Our eleventh online Cardiff Animation Nights screening! 

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SKWIGLY SPECIAL:
CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS
Thursday 25th March 20:00 GMT

Our tenth online Cardiff Animation Nights screening for adults curated by Skwigly Online Animation Magazine including filmmaker Q+As

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