The largest dedicated African animation festival, Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), is celebrating its 10th year and will be one of the signature events of FAME Week Africa.
Taking place in Cape Town from August 24-26, FAME Week Africa celebrates African talent, innovation, creativity and inspiration.
It brings together events focusing on film, television and animation as well as music, and entertainment technology, with plans afoot to add more of the creative industries in future.
CTIAF is a reflection of the local animation industry and business is reportedly booming. With this in mind, the organisers decided to split the festival into two events.
The first will be at FAME Week Africa and forms part of its signature events, which include MIP Africa, Muziki Africa and Media Entertainment Solutions Africa. This edition of CTIAF is the business cornerstone for African animation.
The second event will be hosted with Comic Con in April 2023 and will cater for artists and feature talks and workshops, networking and skill sharing.
CTIAF is renowned for presenting world-class content as well as an opportunity to engage with global industry leaders. The August event will have a strong business-to-business focus to assist creatives, producers and storytellers to connect with agents, distributors, and producers who are interested in co-productions, investments and other creative partnerships.
The emphasis will be on the creation and exchange of ideas, concepts and trends as well as the important and strategic issues of transformation for the industry.
CTIAF Festival Director Dianne Makings said: “CTIAF’s success is a reflection of the industry that it serves. In 2022 we’ve seen an explosion of productions in South Africa and studios are growing rapidly. Being included as a signature event at FAME Week Africa is a natural extension of this growth. We’re thrilled to be a partner with FAME Week Africa. This is a great platform to be part of to help African creatives connect with the world.”