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Cardiff Animation Festival Online 2020 Reveals Full Program

Cardiff Animation Festival
was due to take place in the Welsh capital this past Easter, but.. you know what happend. After running a series of successful trial events, Cardiff Animation announced last month that the festival would be headed online, and would be accessible not only to anyone around the UK but anywhere in the world.

Now CAF has revealed its full schedule of events. The program includes online version of the majority of the events previously announced for the physical festival, plus some new additions. The line-up includes panels, masterclasses and workshop plus the full program of shorts.

The shorts will screen across seven themed programs: Mind, Body, Heart, Speechless, Truth, Dare and Cynefin plus two family events, (one aged 3+, one ages 7+). The shorts will be available to stream throughout the festival, or you can take part in a watch party and watch along with other animation lovers.

There will be Masterclass events for Moominvalley, The Adventure Of Padddington and The Rubbish World Of David Spud.  There will be panels for Animated Storytelling and Visible in Visuals, with talks on Directing Bob's Burgers With Simon Chong and  Into the Heart Of Darkness.  UK indie stop-motion feature Strike will stream throughout the festival, and a Q&A with the creative team will also take place.

There will also be a chance to talk to fellow creatives with a pair of online Animators' Brunch sessions and a Coffee and Colouring event. Iterations of ongoing events Cardiff Animation Nights and Pop-up Palladium will also be included in the festival. The festival will climax with the Cardiff Animation Festival Awards.

Select events are free, but the majority are being charged on a 'Pay what you can' basis. It's set at a minium price (usually £3) and has a suggested price (usually £7) but you can pay what you choose. Alernativley you can buy a festival pass. A limited number of passes are available at an Early Bird discount of £15 (normal price £20).

The festival will run from October 24 to November 1.

Lauren Orme, festival director says "  We’re so proud of this programme and thrilled to finally be bringing it to audiences! This has been a difficult year for everyone and it was really important to us to be able to offer passes at such a reduced price and individual tickets on a pay-what-you-can basis, so as many people as possible can access the festival. The online format has also enabled us to subtitle all our events to make everything even more accessible which is really exciting."

 For full details check out the CAF website here.