Cardiff Animation Festival is a biennial celebration of animation for everyone, running online throughout the rest of 2020. The festival will showcase some of the best animation from all over the world for adults, families and filmmakers, including short film programs, feature films, masterclasses, workshops, family programmes, filmmaker Q+As, industry panels, networking events and parties.
Chapter is one of Europe’s largest and most dynamic arts centres with cinemas, theatres, exhibition spaces, studios, a café, award-winning bars, over 60 cultural workspaces and more.
Chapter has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and collaboration. It offers an ever-changing programme of the best performance, films and exhibitions from Wales and from around the world.
Cardiff Animation Nights are bi-monthly screenings of independent animated short films at Kongs, St Mary Street Cardiff, run by a team of dedicated volunteers. Since it began in October 2014, Cardiff Animation Nights has screened over 300 of the best independent animated shorts from the global animation festival circuit to growing audiences of local animation professionals, students and the general public.
Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Part of the BFI Film Audience Network and supported by National Lottery funding, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema with its independent member venues.
Film Hub Wales (FHW) is one of eight UK wide ‘hubs’ part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) and supported with National Lottery funding, with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. They aim to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, they’ve supported over 195 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 420,000 audience members.
In partnership with their member cinemas, arts centres, community venues, societies, festivals and wider film practitioners, FHW aims to celebrate and support the vibrant cultural film sector here in Wales, working together to expand and increase choice for audiences, regardless of where they live.
FHW also lead the UK Inclusive Cinema strategy on behalf of BFI FAN.
Ffilm Cymru Wales supports bold and original filmmaking from talent, crews and companies that reflect a diverse and creative Wales. Recent credits include Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse, Rungano Nyoni’s award-winning I Am Not A Witch, Submarine starring Craig Roberts, followed by his directorial debut Just Jim and the upcoming Eternal Beauty, starring Sally Hawkins; animated feature Ethel & Ernest; Sundance award-winning documentary Dark Horse; Welsh-language features Y Llyfrgell and Gwledd, and Catherine Linstrum’s directing debut Nuclear.
In addition to supporting filmmaking talent with training, company support and investment into film development and production, Ffilm Cymru supports inclusive and innovative practice in film education and film education. For more information please see
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based creative industries – animation, film, games, television including children’s and high-end, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole of the country to build an inclusive workforce with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future.
Ymddiried (The Welsh Broadcasting Trust) is a registered charity, established to promote and support educational activities in relation to television, film, radio and digital services. Its aim is to expand and enrich the range of skills and experience of media professionals of the future; offer practical opportunities for newcomers, and facilitate access to the media for communities in Wales.
The Owen Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a former trustee who was dedicated to establishing a television service which reflected the aspirations and interests of communities across Wales. There has been a massive increase in media outlets and services, of which a new generation of users and content providers have taken ownership.
BFI NETWORK brings together national film agencies and leading cultural venues to discover, develop and fund new and emerging writers, directors and producers across the UK, with investment from the National Lottery. Delivered by Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI NETWORK Wales exists to support Welsh born or based filmmaking talent at the beginning of their careers.
Cloth Cat Animation is an award winning studio and the largest animation production company in Wales. They are renowned developers and co-production partners currently working on a number of highly successful global brands. Based in central Cardiff, they have the facilities and expertise to take projects from development to international delivery with in-house creative talent and high-end technical support.
Current and recent projects include the Emmy nominated series ‘Luo Bao Bei’, ‘The Rubbish World of Dave Spud’, ‘Shane the Chef’, ‘Olobob Top!’, ‘Ethel and Ernest’, ‘Toot the Tiny Tugboat’ and ‘Boj’.
Picl Animation is an animation studio and production company in central Cardiff, working across broadcast, commercial projects, short film, music video and animation for live performance. Picl is run by director, animator and Cardiff Animation Festival Director Lauren Orme, whose award-winning work has been screened around the world, and whose latest short Creepy Pasta Salad was one of six films shortlisted for the 2020 British Short Animation BAFTA.