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Mini-CAF 2023!

Cardiff Animation Festival is back with a mini edition in March!

Mini-CAF will run 24th-25th March 2023 in cinemas and online.

The festival’s year-round programme also continues, with events including a special screening of My Father’s Dragon + Q&A with director Nora Twomey

Cardiff Animation Festival (CAF) is back for a fourth, mini edition in March 2023. Mini-CAF 2023 will celebrate animation for everyone with two days of events in Cardiff and online, featuring masterclasses, feature film screenings, short film screenings, workshops and more!

The theme for Mini-CAF 2023 is all things miniature, and the festival will celebrate the little things that make animation so special.

The mini festival has a brand new poster, designed by Sioned Medi Evans, a Welsh animator and illustrator based in Cardiff. Sioned said:

“When I received the brief, I was so excited to get started! To me, the word ‘mini’ symbolises all things cute, friendly and sweet, which I tried to represent in these characters. I was thinking Polly Pockets meets The Muppets! I love creating little characters with funny expressions and personalities, I could draw them all day.”

Lauren Orme, Festival Director of Cardiff Animation Festival, commented:

“As CAF is biennial, our next big festival will be in spring 2024 – but we couldn’t wait that long, so we’re really excited to bring our first ever mini festival to audiences in Cardiff and online in March! We’re lining up a brilliant programme and can’t wait til we can say more… watch this space!”

Cardiff Animation Festival also continues its year-round programme, with one-off events throughout January and February.

My Father's Dragon directed by Nora Twomey.

On Saturday 28th January, CAF will host a special screening of Cartoon Saloon’s latest Netflix feature My Father’s Dragon, and audiences can get a glimpse behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated director Nora Twomey, who will be speaking in Cardiff in-person in conversation with director Joanna Quinn.

Mini-CAF 2023 will run from Friday 24th to Saturday 25th March at Chapter, an independent arts hub and cinema space in Cardiff, and online, and is funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales.

Cardiff Animation Festival tickets and passes will be on sale soon, with a limited number of Early Bird passes available. Follow Cardiff Animation Festival on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or sign up to their mailing list for updates and to hear first when passes are released.


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