A brand new celebration of animation is coming to Cardiff in April 2018! Over four days, from the 19th-22nd April 2018, Cardiff Animation Festival (CAF) will showcase some of the best animation from all over the world, with a broad selection of animated short films, features, masterclasses, workshops, filmmaker Q+As, retrospectives, an education program, behind the scenes screenings, industry events, panels, networking events and parties.


Held at Chapter, the Welsh capital’s vibrant arts hub, CAF will provide a brand new focal point for Cardiff’s thriving animation community, and a meeting place for industry, independent animators and enthusiasts from the wider animation world. CAF will provide a new platform in Wales for the best of British and international animation, and will welcome independent filmmakers, exciting new talent and established industry greats to Europe’s youngest capital city.

Cardiff Animation Festival is run by the team behind Cardiff Animation Nights, a non-profit community organisation who have been running animation events in Cardiff since 2014.

You can get involved in Cardiff Animation Festival by volunteering or becoming a sponsor or supporter.

Animated short film submissions are now closed. The films selected for Cardiff Animation Festival 2018 will be announced on our website and social media on Friday 23rd February. For Cardiff Animation Festival news and updates, sign up to our mailing list.