Capetonians have the chance to enjoy stories of adventure and wonder at the fourth Kunjanimation film festival.
It will take place in Cape Town from November 26 to 30 at the Labia cinema.
Curated by Animation SA, the annual event presents some of the world’s top animated feature films, including the best of French animation. This year, in partnership with Pop the Culture, it is also introducing a series of workshops with dynamic leaders in the local industry and icons of the comic and graphic novel fields, to develop South African talent.
In addition, a French animation delegation will be in Cape Town as part of the Festival and the ongoing relationship between the South African and French animation industries.
The Pop the Culture workshops will take place at the Animation School in Woodstock, and hosts will include the likes of internationally-acclaimed author Lauren Beukes; and director of ‘Khumba’, Anthony Silverston.
The five films to be screened this year tell captivating stories of love and fury; heartless kings; prophesying frogs and, for the younger viewers, battles and friendships between ladybirds and ants.
All the foreign language films are subtitled and suitable for all ages.
One such entry is the French film ‘Mia et le Migou’ (Mia and the Migoo), which tells the story of a young girl’s search for her father in a tropical paradise, threatened by the construction of a gigantic hotel resort.
* For bookings and information about the screenings and the workshops, visit www.quicket.co.za.