CTIAF is a reflection of the local animation industry and business is booming! With this in mind we have split our festival into two incredible events.

The first will be at FAME Week Africa which is held alongside MIP Africa and Muziki Africa from 24 – 26 August 2022. This event is set to become the continent’s unrivalled cornerstone of business development for the film + television, arts + animation, music + media and entertainment technology industries.

The second will be our creative focused event which will be hosted with Comic Con in April 2023. This edition will cater to artists and will feature talks and workshops, networking and skill sharing.

Mastering the craft of animation

CTIAF Business is the largest dedicated African Animation B2B event on the continent, with a programme that has something for everyone. Attendees can enjoy workshops, dedicated networking sessions and a content sessions.

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 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 my previous visit to Cape Town for CTIAF in 2021 served as inspiration for this year’s 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 is 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 the serene Cape Point Nature Reserve, around the spectacular Slangkop lighthouse, through bustling Hout Bay to the iconic Table Mountain.

 “I really wanted to do something quirky with a very natural and pastel look. I especially want to showcase the stunning landscapes. My main inspirations are a mixture of Cecile Carre, Steven Universe and Charlie Herves landscapes. One of my main obsessions are plants so that will become a feature of the trailer, which will be released soon,” says Jeani.


Bringing the Film + TV, Arts + Animation, Music + Media and Entertainment technology sector together, FAME Week Africa is the go-to place for creative industry professionals.


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