We welcomed tons of animation fans, filmmakers, artists

and industry leaders to Cardiff in 2018 for our inaugural festival.

Here's what some of them had to say about Cardiff Animation Festival!

“Cardiff Animation Festival was a delight from start to finish. The good will shown by both the organisers and the attendees to make it the best event it could be left me feeling enthused, inspired and overwhelmingly happy that I’m involved in animation. Can’t wait for the next one.”

Grant Orchard, creator of Hey Duggee, Studio AKA

“It was a pleasure to support an Industry Day for the animation community so close to Bristol and to see such a large turn-out at CAF.  There is such a great animated talent pool in and around Cardiff, and so to provide a dedicated day to help animators immerse themselves in the industry side of the business for a day felt like a very worthwhile exercise.”

Alison Taylor, Aardman

“For me, the Cardiff Animation Festival was a great event for meeting young creators and writers who are just starting out in the industry. During the industry day, I had a chance to catch up and compare notes with other commissioners of children’s content in the UK and, as a bonus, I managed to see some truly inspirational films.”

Sioned Wyn Roberts, S4C

Lovely festival and very welcoming. Well attended too. What a great first year!

Louise Bagnall, Oscar-nominated filmmaker

“I have met many filmmakers and made contacts and friends. It is now one of my top festivals worldwide. I have been inspired both from conversations and the program itself which has been of a really high standard with a great variety of films from around the world.”

Audience feedback

“Fantastic festival! Very high quality screenings, masterclasses and other events. Easy to network, very nice staff and helpful volunteers. Overall a must go for any animation fan!”

Christina Nerland, filmmaker

“Such a jam packed and epic line up! So much to see and do, a real variety. Love the masterclasses with some top creators."

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“Strong sense of community, lovely staff members, community events like Animators’ Brunch and Drink and Draw. I wanna see more and more!”

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“Beautiful atmosphere”

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“It was nice to be surrounded by like-minded people, make connections, see amazing animation! Really loved the venue too.””

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“Seriously amazing organisation, from the design to the staff and volunteers!"

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“This is probably my favourite festival so far! Great venue, brilliant film selection, industry buzz are all present. A relaxed atmosphere, at a great time of year when there is often a lull in festivals!”

Attending filmmaker feedback

“Brilliantly organised and a very friendly and helpful team, plus fantastic calibre of guests and events.”

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“Brilliant! Easy to access for disabled people. Tickets reasonably priced. Great fun!”

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“This was, for me, an excursion into a different medium. I'll be coming back.”

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“A great community event.”

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“Such a variety of films, really good for a student learning more about the industry. Also very affordable and accessible.”

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“It was lovely to have the opportunity to take our children (5, 4 and 1) to see films through the medium of Welsh on the big screen.”

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“Wonderful open atmosphere. Great programming. Lovely treatment of filmmakers. Amazing films!”

Attending filmmaker feedback

“Wales needs more of this!”

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“Friendly environment, helped me get past some of my social issues.”

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“Thank you so much for organising this whole event! I've learnt so much and seen SO MANY amazing films, but best of all I've made friends I'll keep in contact with.”

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