If you've ever fancied yourself as a budding animator, a festival in Cape Town this weekend could be right up your street.
The 2018 Cape Town International Animation Festival gets under way on Friday, offering animation lovers the chance to build on their skills.
We have a great set of local and international delegates who’ll be sharing their insight on the industry.— Dianne Makings, Festival Director at Cape Town International Animation Festival
Speaking to Kieno Kammies, festival director Dianne Makings says some of the top names in the industry will be taking part.
We have Riccardo Capecchi who worked at Disney for a number of years. He’ll be facilitating a drawing workshop and will be talking about drawing style and how to develop a character.— Dianne Makings, Festival Director at Cape Town International Animation Festival
South Africa is shining on the world stage when it comes to animation. This Sunday, local animation company Triggerfish Animation is up for an Oscar for their work on children's favorite, Revolting Rhymes.
Makings says it is important young people know that can carve out a career in animation.
We run a parallel festival in Khayelitsha and it’s just amazing to me to see how many kids have been told it’s not a viable career. But in the future, creativity and being creative is the only way to future proof yourself.— Dianne Makings, Festival Director at Cape Town International Animation Festival
The festival gets underway at the River Club in Observatory on March 2.
Listen to the full interview below.
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Are you a budding animator? CT festival offers masterclasses this weekend.