Cardiff Animation Nights are free bimonthly screenings of great animation from around the world at Kongs in the centre of Cardiff. We screen some of the best animated short films from the global animation festival circuit, giving people in Cardiff a chance to watch independent animation on the big screen and meet like-minded people. ​Find our upcoming event dates here.


Since April 2020 Cardiff Animation Nights has gone online with monthly free screenings live on our YouTube channel with viewers tuning in from Cardiff and beyond all watching along together and starting emoji parties and conversations in the live chat!

Alongside Animation Nights last year we started Cardiff Animation Kids, a family-friendly Cardiff Animation Nights screening, streaming an hour of shorts from around the world suitable for the whole family.

To date we have screened over 400 animated films (from 34 different countries, across 6 different continents) at venues in Cardiff and online. Check out our past programmes here

Cardiff Animation Nights is run by Lauren Orme, Christopher Wright, Ellys Donovan, Chris James, Laura Tofarides, Telor Gwyn and  Josh Flynn, with help and support from numerous individuals and organisations from the animation community in Cardiff and further afield.  

Cardiff Animation Nights is entirely volunteer-run, and wherever possible we try and keep all of our events free.  If you want to support what we do and help us to continue, you can make a one-off or regular donation via PayPal by clicking Donate below or support us monthly via Patreon. If you think you could help us with any of our events and want to talk to us about becoming a volunteer, get in touch – we'd love to hear from you.