Anifest is FREE for all students, children under 16, and adults aged over 60*

*with the exception of the 'Symposium' and 'Workshop' events where tickets are required to cover catering/material costs.

Ticketing Explained

BUYING TICKETS

There are three ways that you can buy tickets for Canterbury Anifest:

 

1) By clicking on the events below and buying online.

2) By phoning our Box Office and paying over the phone: 01227 782994

3) By paying in person, either on the day of the event or beforehand - just look for the Box Office, which is located on the ground floor of Augustine House, where Canterbury Anifest will be taking place. Detailed travel information can be found on the 'Find Us' page on this website.

To purchase tickets, please click on the colourful boxes below! You will then be taken to the Canterbury Christ Church University online store.

Tickets can also be purchased on the day at the venue, but booking online is recommended to avoid disappointment due to sold out events.

Festival Passes

Friday and Saturday

This F+S Festival Pass grants you access to all of the Anifest events on both the Friday and Saturday, with the exception of the 'Workshops' (due to material costs). Remember, Anifest is FREE for all students, children under 15, and adults aged over 60*.

Pricing: £30  (you save: £20 compared to buying tickets individually!)

Friday+Saturday Festival Pass

Saturday Festival Pass

Saturday ONLY

This S Festival Pass grants you access to all of the Anifest events on Saturday, with the exception of the 'Workshops' (due to material costs). Remember, Anifest is FREE for all students, children under 15, and adults aged over 60*.

Pricing: £15  (you save: £10 compared to buying tickets individually!)

Friday 29th September

Symposium CFP:

The Persistence of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

9am - 6pm, Augustine House: AH3.31

As the first feature-length cel-animated film produced by the Walt Disney Studio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1937) occupies a central place within the history of global animation. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the film announced the animated cartoon as an industrial art form, becoming the first feature to be released under the Walt Disney Productions company banner. Disney’s version of Snow White not only set in motion the Golden Age of the Hollywood cartoon, but established a dominant template for Disney Feature Animation, continuing to endure as the best-remembered entry within the studio’s classical output. Since its initial theatrical run, the film has been re-released on multiple occasions (in 1952, 1958, 1967, 1975, 1983, 1987 and 1993), and was the first video in the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection. Snow White remains the only animated film to feature among the Top 10 at the U.S. office, and is a film whose commercial and critical repute is matched only by its cultural significance and prominence within international film history.

Pricing: £25 waged / £15 unwaged

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass only.

Saturday 30th September

Talk: JIM PARKYN - AARDMAN ANIMATIONS

10.00am - 11.15am, Augustine House: Main Hall

 

Jim Parkyn, Senior Model Maker at Aardman Animations, shares his experience of working at the world famous Bristol-based animation studio and discusses the origins of some of its much-loved characters - including Morph, who is celebrating his 40th anniversary this year.

 

Jim started at Aardman in 2000 working on the feature film Chicken Run. Since then he’s worked on most major productions, including Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit, Creature Comforts and Shaun the Sheep.

 

Audience members will have the chance to ask Jim their questions about Aardman and its production processes, as well as hear about some exciting projects that are in the works.

 

Pricing: £5 (single adult ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass / S Pass

Workshop:

Make Your Own Stop Motion Model

11.20am - 12.35pm, Augustine House: AH1.21

Stop Motion animator Ted Webley will guide workshop participants through a basic character build. All materials will be provided as part of the ticket price and you will be able to keep your model after you have finished your masterpiece. Parents wishing to share the fun of this workshop with a child do not need to purchase a separate ticket - the ticket simply covers the cost of one modelling kit.

Pricing: £10 (single ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: No

Workshop:

Make Your Own Flipbook Animation

11.20am - 12.35pm, Augustine House: AH2.23

 

Animator Elizabeth Fenton will guide workshop participants through drawing a flipbook animation. All materials will be provided as part of the ticket price and you will be able to keep your book after you have finished the workshop. Parents wishing to share the fun of this workshop with a child do not need to purchase a separate ticket - the ticket simply covers the cost of materials for making one flipbook.

Pricing: £5 (single ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: No

Talk: Samantha Moore - Exploring Animated Documentary

11.30am - 12.30pm, Augustine House: Main Hall

 

Animator and researcher Samantha Moore recently worked with microbiologist Dr Serge Mostowy on the film Loop, which tells the story of how each scientist working in Serge’s lab sees scientific research differently, and which uses animation to represent these individual views.

 

This talk offers an overview of the project, and Moore will discuss more broadly the representational potential of the animated documentary form. This talk will explore some of the questions that such work raises about the way in which animation can document, inform and transform data.

The talk will feature two screenings of Moore's animated documentary work: Loop and Eyeful of Sound.

Pricing: £5 (single adult ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass / S Pass

Talk: Tom Box, Co-Founder of Blue Zoo, talks about what it is like to work at one of the biggest animation studios in the UK

1.00pm - 2.15pm, Augustine House: Main Hall

 

Tom Box, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Blue Zoo Animation Studio, will share stories about how Blue Zoo became one of the biggest animation studios in the UK. Along the way, Tom will discuss shows such as Digby Dragon, Miffy, and Numberblocks, as well as their LEGO Batman commercials.

Pricing: £5 (single adult ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass / S Pass

Anifest Awards (PG)

2.30pm - 4.00pm, Augustine House: Main Hall

 

Kent’s longest-running animation short film competition,

celebrating the best budding and established animation

filmmakers from both the UK and abroad. Awards

will be presented, and shortlisted films will be screened.

 

Pricing: £5 (single adult ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass / S Pass

Workshop:

Make Your Own Stop Motion Model

2.30pm - 3.45pm, Augustine House: AH1.21

Stop Motion animator Ted Webley will guide workshop participants through a basic character build. All materials will be provided as part of the ticket price and you will be able to keep your model after you have finished your masterpiece. Parents wishing to share the fun of this workshop with a child do not need to purchase a separate ticket - the ticket simply covers the cost of one modelling kit.

Pricing: £10 (single ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: No

Workshop:

Make Your Own Flipbook Animation

2.30pm - 3.45pm, Augustine House: AH2.23

Animator Elizabeth Fenton will guide workshop participants through drawing a flipbook animation. All materials will be provided as part of the ticket price and you will be able to keep your book after you have finished the workshop. Parents wishing to share the fun of this workshop with a child do not need to purchase a separate ticket - the ticket simply covers the cost of materials for making one flipbook.

Pricing: £5 (single ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: No

Talk: Disney and DreamWorks Veteran Tom Sito talks: Roger Rabbit, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Shrek, and everything inbetween

4.15pm - 5.30pm, Augustine House: Main Hall

 

The Re-emergence of Animation in Contemporary Media

 

Today animation is ubiquitous in the way we experience our media. It is in our blockbuster movies, our TV shows, our games, our online content. Without animation we would have never known Shrek, Ariel, Bart, Gollum, Rocket, or Laura Croft. Yet a generation ago animation was seen as an obsolete art form, an archaic vestige of old Hollywood, whose glory years were long gone. What brought about this sea change in our appreciation of the medium? What is its future? Join Prof Tom Sito of the USC School of Cinema, himself a veteran Hollywood artist and historian, for a backstage view of the creation of some of your favourite animated classics.

 

Pricing: £5 (single adult ticket)

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass / S Pass

Anifest Screenings on the Second Screen

10.00am - 5:30pm, Augustine House: Room AH3:31

 

Take the lift to the third floor to discover a looping screen of some of the animations submitted to this years competition which just missed out on the shortlist.

 

Pricing: Free

Can you use your Festival Pass for entry: F+S Pass / S Pass

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