CAF: Clwstwr, RIFA and CAF present: Animation and the Climate Emergency

CAF: Clwstwr, RIFA and CAF present: Animation and the Climate Emergency

Mon 1 January 0001 - Fri 8 April 2022

Clwstwr and Cardiff Animation Festival are joining forces with the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Research in Film Awards (RIFA) for an afternoon of screenings, talks, and networking on environmental sustainability in the media industry. 
The sessions are an opportunity to be inspired by content and films which are already raising awareness and advocating for change, as well as participate in discussions about ways in which the climate emergency can be communicated to different audiences using animation.  
From animators to content commissioners, academic researchers to production researchers – we'd love to welcome you along for an afternoon of changemaking thinking.  

Event schedule

  • 1-2pm Networking lunch
  • 2-3:15pm Screenings and Q&As
  • 3:15-3:45pm Coffee
  • 3.45-5pm: Planet placement and communicating the climate emergency 

More information at

We would also love you to join us in the morning from 10am for a visioning session designing the perfect green workspace for the future of animation, VFX, games and post-production, and how we can make it a reality in Wales. More info at

Clwstwr is a screen sector innovation programme to put research and development at the core of production. Clwstwr is committed to Wales becoming a leader in moving towards green media production and has funded a number of projects focusing on environmental sustainability.  

Cardiff Animation Festival is a focal point for Cardiff’s thriving animation community, and a meeting place for industry, independent animators and enthusiasts from the wider animation world. The Festival is currently undertaking an R&D project with Clwstwr to explore how to achieve a Net Zero Animation Industry.  

The AHRC’s Research in Film Awards (RIFA) are the only film awards dedicated to celebrating and recognising arts and humanities research through film. In 2021 and 2020, they celebrated cutting-edge environmental research through their Best Climate Emergency Film of the Year category. 


Free event - Mynediad am ddim

Included in festival pass (all passholders must book tickets to their chosen events)

Unallocated seating - sold at full capacity

COVID safety: We have a number of measures in place to ensure that your visit is enjoyable and as safe as possible. Find out more here.

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