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STAY HOME &

GET ANIMATED! 

Online Events Coming Up...

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QUEER ANIMATED SHORTS

Chapter | Sat 4 Feb | £6/4

Online | Thu 9 Feb | £3

These films celebrate queer characters and stories and the work of LGBT+ filmmakers

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.

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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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PINOCCHIO Q+A

Audio recording of Pinocchio Q+A held at Chapter Arts Centre December 2022.

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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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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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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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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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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. 

QUICKDRAW
WATCH PARTY
Watch all the animated shorts made in just 48 hours! 
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