Meet the CTIAF Team

Festival Director

Dianne Makings

Theme Artist /Creative Director 

Lesego Voster


Stacey Pearson

Film Curator

Naomi Van Niekerk

Festival Director of the Cape Town International Animation Festival and a producer at the world-renowned concept,  design and animation studio; Tulips and Chimneys.

Loves creating experiences for people, graphic novels and trello. She can sing almost all of the theme tunes to 80’s cartoon TV Series.

Creative Director for CTIAF 2020 and owner of  Hidden Hands Studios 

I relate with villains a bit too much for own liking. In my defence, the villain is usually right.( he isnt a bad guy really ...:-) 

Marketing Manager of the Cape Town International Animation Festival and Partner of Modena Media and Entertainment 

I am an indecisive control freak, and like Mike Wazowzski ,  i like to keep my eye on everything 

Local CTIAF Film curator -Founder of the collective ‘Dryfsand’, Naomi van Niekerk is a hybrid media artist and works in film, live performance and print-making. 

Naomi loves making animation films in the dark in her Linden Studio while listening to her neighbours’ Spotify playlists. She enjoys the slow process of stop-motion animation and feels most inspired when working under the camera with a pot of coffee within reach.

Film Curator

Daniel Snaddon

Schools Programme Manager

Shani Campbell

PR and Press Liason/Publicist  

Christine Skinner

Social Media Management 

Romy Pearson 

International Film Curator 

Dan is a director, animator and story-artist living and working in Cape Town, and the co-programer of CTIAF 2020! The animated character he most identifies with is Mr Exciting from Ben Edlund's: The Tick, because he too feels: "IT'S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!!!" 

Schools Programme Manager of the Cape Town International Animation Festival and a lecturer at The Animation School. 

She loves sharing her enthusiasm for animation and story with others and enjoys peppermint tea almost as much a good cup of coffee. 

Arts and culture publicist

Lives for lindt 

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