Star-studded line-up for 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival


Cape Town, 28 Feb 2019
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We are pleased to announce that Adobe and Dax Data will be sponsors at the Cape Town Animation Festival when it returns for its eighth year, from 8 to 10 March.

As the only dedicated African Animation festival, with a history of bringing world-class content to attendees, the 2019 edition boasts a star-studded line-up of international and local industry experts. Over three days, attendees can join insightful workshops and masterclasses on a wide range of topics, including some uniquely African content.

Academy Award-winning Producer, Aron Warner, from Sony Picture Animation, will host a discussion on the future of animation and why Africa is perfectly positioned to deliver. Another exciting addition to the speaker line-up is Academy Award-nominated producer, Peter Ramsey, who will share stories from the production of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film in January 2019.

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse is an incredible mix of both 2D and 3D animation, using Adobe Photoshop for the original drawings and then knitting them together in Adobe After Effects. The team used custom brushes in Photoshop to enable cohesive creation across the hundreds of artists working on the film.

The festival will also include film screenings and technology showcases covering all areas of content creation. Adobe's digital media consultant, Carla Ralph, will reveal one of Adobe's latest innovations, Adobe Premiere Rush. The session: 'Video Editing for the YouTube Generation: Accelerating Content Velocity' is a not-to-be missed look into this all-in-one video app.

Check out the full list of speakers

The Cape Town International Animation Festival takes place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at The River Club, in Observatory, Cape Town.

A full festival pass (valid 8 to 10 March) costs R600. A day pass costs R280 and student passes cost R300 (tickets include access to all events and masterclasses). Tickets to screenings at the Outdoor Cinema cost R50, and access to the stop motion and Zoetrope workshops are free.

Seats at all events are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. All events require a ticket for access, except the workshops at the clubhouse.

Bookings can be made at Webtickets.

For more info on Adobe's suite of products, contact Dax Data.

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Dax Data Beatrice Kampmann (+27) 021 683 3861 bkampmann@daxdata.co.za