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Film, Arts and Animation Events take over Cape Town!  Cape Town will be a hive of activity when FAME Week Africa, the Cape Town International Animation Festival and Comic Con Cape Town take place in October. 

From 1 October to 5 October 2021, these events will be taking place at various venues across the city, including at the Artscape Theatre Centre, Labia Theatre, Guga S’Thebe, the V&A Waterfront and in Woodstock.

FAME Week Africa and Comic Con are new events in the Cape Town annual calendar, while the animation festival is in its 11th year.

‘This will be the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19 that we will have an uninterrupted week of events, and it is a great indication that the events industry is starting to emerge from the decline caused by the pandemic and subsequent national lockdown restrictions.

‘These film and media events provide an opportunity and a platform for local creatives and filmmakers to display their talent to the international market, while also learning from industry experts. We believe these events will be among the key events to provide the lifeblood needed to revitalise, not only the film and media sectors, but also the tourism industry,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith.

FAME Week Africa

A safari of events where Film, Art, Media and Entertainment are packaged into one event.

FAME Week Africa comprises three days of exchange and networking, meetings, film screenings and conferences connecting industry professionals and creatives.
Its programme will also feature a business masterclass for performing arts, an emerging artist’s exhibition and bus tours to explore the City’s film and art locations.

As part of the inaugural event, FAME Week Africa will feature the FAME Reel Talent Showcase – a red carpet gala extravaganza, presenting emerging African artists in the creative industries. The aim of the FAME Reel Talent Showcase is to provide a platform for creatives in Africa to be seen and acknowledged by industry stakeholders, to showcase their work and to explore possible opportunities with industry leaders.

Although it is in its inaugural year, FAME Week Africa aims to be the unrivalled cornerstone of business development for the film, arts, media and entertainment industries

A detailed event programme for FAME Week Africa is available here.

Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIF)

The CTIAF is the largest dedicated African animation festival with a programme that has something for everyone.

Delegates can enjoy films, workshops, dedicated networking sessions and an exhibition area. In 2021, the CTIAF will be hosting a series of hybrid events.

This year’s programme features masterclasses on script writing and story structure, film financing for animation projects, drive-in animation film screenings, and animation competitions for students.

Organisers have searched the globe to attract some of the best animation industry experts to share knowledge with delegates.

There will be virtual talks by representatives from Netflix, Sony Pictures Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, Warner Media and Glen Keane Productions.

The animation festival will take place at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock from 1 to 3 October 2021.

The programme is available here.

Comic Con Cape Town

Film, Arts and Animation EventsCape Town’s first ever dedicated Comic Con event was slated for 2020, but the pandemic forced its postponement.

The event shines a spotlight on the world of art, cosplay, film, anime and gaming.

While hosting a fully-fledged event is still restricted, Comic Con Cape Town will be taking over some of the Mother City’s streets for a series of pop up activities for one day on Saturday, 2 October 2021.

This will provide a taste of what is to come next year.

Comic Con Cape Town, in partnership with Film Cape Town and hosted by the City of Cape Town, will present more than 12 exciting activations, showcasing the best of what Cape Town has to offer.

Enthusiasts can look forward to games, film screenings, comic books, anime and cosplay contests.

A schedule of the activities is available here.

Cape Town is sponsoring the Film, Arts and Animation Events through the municipality’s event support process.  Cape Town will certainly be a hive of activity when FAME Week Africa, the Cape Town International Animation Festival and Comic Con Cape Town take place in October.