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From 3 to 5 March 2017, the 6th Cape Town International Animation Festival will take place at the River Club in Observatory and at the Labia Cinema Cape Town. CTIAF is presented by Animation SA with the support of the French Institute of South Africa. The Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Christophe Farnaud, will be at the festival on Saturday morning 4 March to meet French participants and South African professionals.
The annual festival will offer the chance to catch some of the world's best French animated films. The conference programme will feature an exciting range of masterclasses and workshops with global industry leaders, including French producer Ivan Rouveure (Ernest & Celestine, Kirikou and the Men and Women) and International Animation Film Market (Mifa, Annecy) Head of projects, Véronique Encrenaz.
A glimpse on the French participation:
Screening of French animated movies
• The Red Turtle
6:30PM, Thursday March 2, the Labia Theatre Cape Town
A co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli. Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
• My Life as a Courgette
8:00PM, Saturday March 4, Outdoor Theatre
Amongst the not-to-be-missed rendez-vous of this 6th edition of CITIAF! This stop-motion feature film by Claude Barras (French-Swiss Academy Award nominated Film) is adapted from Gilles Paris' book about children and the strength of resilience amongst a group of friends, advocating empathy, comradery, sharing and tolerance.
French speakers at the CTIAF conference programme
• What you need to know about MIFA and how to get ready for the biggest animation market in the world!
2:00PM, Friday March 3, Orange Room
A discussion with Véronique Encrenaz, Head of Projects at MIFA and French producer Ivan Rouveure.
• Masterclass with Ivan Rouveure
10:00AM, Saturday March 4, Congo Room
Dive deeper into The world of Brendan and The secret of Kells and look at his latest project Les Hirondelles de Kaboul. You will also be able to meet him at 3:00PM in the same spot with other producers to have a talk about their work and ask your questions.
More about the speakers:
Véronique Encrenaz is Head of Projects at the International Animation Film Market (Mifa), which is associated with the Annecy Animation Film Festival, the largest animation-focused market and festival in the world.
Ivan Rouveure is the COO and Line Producer of Les Armateurs production company (5 Oscar nominations). He was involved in the animated feature films The Secret of Kells, The Storytelling Show, Ernest & Celestine and Kirikou and the Men and Women.
Tickets to workshops and screenings sell out quickly so make sure to book yours early and check the venue ahead of time! Find your ticket here.
For more information, you can also consult Screen Africa
Audiovisual Attaché for Southern Africa
Tel. (+27) 11 403 0458
Direct (+27) 11 727 5105