Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Thursday 19 April - Sunday 22 April


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Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Anything is possible in animation. The brand new Cardiff Animation Festival presents four days of the world’s best animation for adults, families and filmmakers, including:

Short films

We’ve selected the best of the best of new and groundbreaking short animations from around the world. Don’t miss our moving, eclectic and sometimes hair-raising short film programmes. There’s something for everyone, we can guarantee it!

Feature films

Including a screening of Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner, a stunning animated drama about a little girl living under Taliban rule, ahead of its UK release. Plus a chance to see behind the scenes.

Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires Exhibition

Hot off the sets of Animortal Studio’s brand new stop motion feature film made in Bridgend, the Trampires are set to invade Cardiff with their very own four-day exhibition! Get face to face with the incredible puppets from the film, the amazingly detailed miniature streets of LA, and meet the hero himself, Chuck Steel!


We’ve invited some of the world’s most prolific animators and filmmakers to Cardiff. Come and see behind the scenes and find out how your new favourite animated work was created, frame by painstaking frame.


Whether you’re aged 8 or 80, get involved and try your hand at making your very own animation. Plus detailed workshops for seasoned animators.


Meet the animators - including a masterclass with Grant Orchard, creator of the multiple BAFTA-winning preschool favourite Hey Duggee.

Industry events

An exciting range of talks, panels and networking events for those in the animation industry or hoping to break in - including an exclusive Industry Day on Thursday 19th April. Don’t forget your business cards!


Festival Pass - £75/£50Earlybird Festival Pass SOLD OUT Click here to book

Industry Day Pass - £25/£15Earlybird Industry Day Pass SOLD OUT Click here to book

  • A Festival Pass gets you access to all Cardiff Animation Festival events across Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. Save 20% with an Earlybird Festival Pass.
  • An Industry Day Pass gets you access to all CAF Industry Day events on Thursday 19th April (2pm onwards). Save 20% with an Earlybird Industry Day Pass.

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