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Cardiff Animation Festival Launching April 2018.

The team behind the successful Cardiff Animation Nights screening in Cardiff, Wales have for the past couple of years organised an animation strand as part of the Cardiff Independent Film Festival. Following the success of the CIFF animation strand, they have now announced the launch of a dedicated animation festival in the city in 2018.

The first Cardiff Animation Festival will take place at Chapter and other venues across the city from April 20-22.  Ahead of next year's event, the CAN team will be holding two taster events to give people a preview of what to expect. Both will take place at Chapter.

Here's the descriptions of the events from the festival's press release:

Lotte Reiniger Special / Saturday 24th June / Chapter, Cardiff
A celebration of the work of Lotte Reiniger on Saturday 24th June will include three stand-alone events: an enchanting selection of Reiniger’s short films reimagining classic fairytales in mesmerising silhouette animation; a free interactive shadow puppetry workshop run by Small World Theatre; and a screening of the oldest surviving animated feature film, Lotte Reiniger’s Prince Achmed, with a new original live score by musician Chris Davies.

Late Night Work Club special / Saturday 22nd July / Chapter, Cardiff
International independent animation collective Late Night Work Club released their second collaborative anthology of animated short films, Strangers, late last year. Contributions include Nicolas Menard’s SXSW award-winning ‘Wednesday with Goddard’ and Kirsten Lepore’s viral hit ‘Hi Stranger’. The event will give audiences the chance to see the animated anthologies on the big screen, and will include a masterclass with Late Night Work Club members about online collaboration and how to survive and thrive as an independent animator. The event will celebrate collaboration, with attendees invited to bring along their own personal projects, and get involved in a collaborative animation produced on the day.

Tickets for the first event are on sale now via Chapter's website. Tickets to the July event will go on sale soon. For more information follow Cardiff Animation Nights on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or sign up to their mailing list.