Cape Town International Animation Festival postponed

The event which was planned to take place at the Cape Town Stadium and co-located with Comic Con Cape Town in 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 Both events were scheduled to take place in April this year, have again been postponed following the resurgence of the Covid-19 virus, and the South African Government’s ban on public events over 250 people as one of its responses to manage the pandemic.

 “We are obviously saddened not to be able to bring you the incredible programme we had lined up, but we are committed to being socially responsible and doing whatever we can to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus,” says Festival Director Dianne Makings. “The health and safety of our delegates, sponsors, staff and the population at large remains our highest priority.

We are looking at alternatives to be able to bring world class entertainment to our delegates in 2021 and looking at digital options in the interim. It’s not ‘Goodbye’, but rather, ‘See you all soon!

CTIAF is the largest dedicated African animation festival on the continent. It is renowned for presenting world-class content as well as an opportunity to engage with global industry leaders. The programme includes something for everyone, from animated films to insightful workshops and masterclasses, business-to-business sessions, roundtable sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions. The CTIAF is committed to inspiring the next generation of both audiences and animators with its popular annual student competition, family programme and an outreach initiative. 

The CTIAF is proudly presented by Animation SA and is made possible thanks to generous support from sponsors the Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Cape Town, Wacom, Wesgro, Nickelodeon, the High Commission of Canada, The Japanese Embassy and Consulate in Cape Town and the French Institute of South Africa.  CTIAF has also partnered with Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Cardiff Animation Festival,  Accra Animation Festival and The Triggerfish Academy.

The Cape Town International Animation Festival!

CTIAF is the largest dedicated African Animation Festival on the continent, with a programme that has something for everyone. Delegates can enjoy films, workshops, dedicated networking sessions and an exhibition area.

We’ve searched the globe to bring you the best of the animation industry and are proud to present the best of Africa to the world.


The Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa is a stadium that was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the planning stage, it was known as the Green Point Stadium, which was the name of the previous stadium on the site, and this name was also used frequently during World Cup media coverage.

Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051