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CIFF Animation Festival Unveils 2016 Program

Competition program at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s Cardiff Animation Nights to feature 21 animated shorts from 10 different countries, including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s ‘Mr. Madilla,’ Rhiannon Evans’s ‘Fulfilament,’ Claudius Gentinetta’s ‘Islander’s Rest’ and Simon Cartwright’s ‘Manoman.’

CARDIFF, UK -- Cardiff Animation Nights in association with Cardiff Independent Film Festival have announced the films in competition for the inaugural animation strand at this year’s festival. The impressive line-up for CIFF’s new animation strand boasts several award-winning films, talks and sessions with high profile figures of the animation industry including Co-Founder and Creative Director of Aardman Animations Peter Lord, Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball creator Ben Bocquelet and Oscar-nominated Director Joanna Quinn.

Highlights of the competition program, which features 21 short animated films from 10 different countries, include Rory Waudby-Tolley’s Mr Madilla, Rhiannon Evans’s Fulfilament, Claudius Gentinetta’s Islander’s Rest, and Simon Cartwright’s Manoman.

The short-listed films are competing for Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s new Best Animation award, which will be decided by a jury comprising of Cartoon Network Producer Sarah Fell, Aardman Directors Merlin Crossingham and Darren Dubicki, Editor of Skwigly magazine and Co-Director of Manchester Animation Festival Steve Henderson and acclaimed Animation Director Joanna Quinn.

CAN’s Founder Lauren Orme commented, “With its rich history of filmmaking and a thriving animation community, it is so exciting to be bringing an animation festival back to Cardiff, and attracting some of the best known animators and directors to this year's CIFF.”

“We are delighted to present some of the best animated films from around the world and fantastic sessions covering television, indies, features and short films which will appeal to animation fans of all ages,” remarked Co-Organiser of CAN and Cloth Cat Animation Producer Adam Bailey. “We are proud to be presenting such an esteemed line-up at the first animation strand of CIFF.”

Cardiff Independent Film Festival will run from Friday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 24th at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, and other local venues. Further screenings will be announced on the CIFF and CAN websites and social media in the next few weeks. To view the full list of films in competition visit the Cardiff Animation Nights.

Source: Cardiff Independent Film Festival