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Cardiff Animation Festival Announces Online Events

Cardiff Animation Festival was one of the many events which had to have its 2020 iteration cancelled or postponed due to... well, you know what. But as with some other animation events, CAF is not leaving the animation community with an empty void, but will instead be taking some of the parts of the festivals online. Cardiff Animation Nights, the regular short film screening event has already held its first online edition, as well as the first ever edition of Cardiff Animation Kids, to keep the young'uns entertained.

Both events will be returning for a second edition, as well as adding a pair of online events which were originally set to take place with the on-site festival. The online events have an extra advantage in that they enable people from all over the country and overseas to experience them- the first CAN online reached three times their normal audience. Full details are below. All times listed are BST.

Cardiff Animation Nights Thursday, April 30, 8:15 PM.  Featuring 12 brilliant new animated shorts, streaming via YouTube Live.

Cardiff Animation Kids Saturday, May 2, 10:30 AM. One hour of family-friendly independent animation, including the world premiere of stop-motion animated short film Sum of its Parts directed by Alisa Stern. Streaming on YouTube Live.

Masterclass with Lorraine Lordan Saturday, May 2 4:00 PM. Joining live from Ireland, Lorraine shares insights from her varied animation career. Lorraine has spent most of her career at Cartoon Saloon, acting as animation supervisor on Puffin Rock, sequence animation supervisor on The Breadwinner and assistant director on the new Puffin Rock feature film. She has also worked at studios in the Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Cambodia and the UK. Presented in Collaboration with Screenskills. Taking place via Zoom- regsitation for tickets is required.

Character Design Workshop with Kyle Legall Tuesday, May 5 6:00 PM. Welsh animator and multidisciplinary artist Kyle Legall shares his tips on evoking emotion through character design. Kyle started his career making animation on Black history for Channel 4 and S4C, before working in various art forms including spoken word, graffiti, clothes design and live music. He's now bringing his talents back to animation. On YouTube Live.

For more on each event, click on the links. Be sure to follow Cardiff Animation on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates and announcements.

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