Cape Town International Animation Festival

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The Host City of Cape Town is the perfect backdrop for CTIAF. It also was the inspiration for CTIAF’s 2022 theme - Gale of the Cape.

“A very distinct memory from a previous visit to Cape Town served as inspiration for the 2022 theme,” says Jeani Varty, Supervisor: Theme Art CTIAF 2022. She adds, “On a balcony admiring Table Mountain, a very forceful gust of wind almost blew me off. The next day, I planned to go on a hike and we were informed by locals that if you want to hike wind free, go early in the morning, and to my surprise there was no wind. It got me thinking about how the weather travels through Cape Town”.

And, just like that, a star was born. Gale of the Cape is about a vivacious cumulus cloud as she journeys through the scenic Cape to Table Mountain on her morning skate - kicking up a hell of a breeze on the way.  The theme follows Gale from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point Nature Reserve, around the Slangkop lighthouse, through Hout Bay to Table Mountain.