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Online Talks and Screenings: Saturday 27th February 2021

The ticketing for Canterbury Anifest this year is Pay What You Can; please select the ticket price that you feel comfortable paying for each event. Alternatively, you can buy the Festival Pass which will allow you access to all the talks for a total of £10.

This is an online event, delivered via Microsoft Teams. All ticket holders will be emailed access information prior to the event. Please note you are expected to book one ticket per device, rather than per person (so two people may share a screen for the cost of one ticket).

Talks: From 10:30am

Please click on the buttons to book a ticket

Free Workshops: From 10am (AH3.31) 

Advanced booking required for all workshops

10:30am - 11:30am

Studio AKA (Inc Hey Duggee)


In this talk, the multi-BAFTA and Emmy awarded Studio AKA present some of their most diverse works, ranging from the delightful and poignant film adaptation of Oliver Jeffers 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth' for Apple TV+, to the desolate but beautiful animation sequences depicting events 'where words would fail' in Netflix's 'Black Earth Rising'. Alongside this will be a look at the ongoing adventures of a very big dog in 'Hey Duggee'.


11:30am - 12:30pm

Ray Harryhausen: Preserving the legacy of a Titan

Legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen left an incredible archive of some 50,000 items from his iconic cinema career for future generations to learn from and enjoy. Collections manager Connor Heaney will share behind-the-scenes imagery of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation’s ongoing efforts to preserve Ray’s collection, and their plans to share his incredible legacy worldwide over the coming decade.

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Film Screenings and Awards

This years animation competition attracted over 700 films, and we are delighted to be able to screen a selection of the best films that were submitted from around the world.


Come along and see some of the wonderful films which made the shortlist.

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2:30pm - 3:30pm

Watership Down (1978): Tales from the Archive

A roundtable discussion featuring Watership Down expert Dr Catherine Lester, and brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone, sons of Arthur Humberstone (1912-1999) who worked as a Senior Animator on the film in the late 1970s.

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3:30pm - 4:30pm

Industrial Light & Magic - So you want to work in TV?


Speakers from Industrial Light & Magic will take us through their career journeys, and how their paths led them to work within a TV division. They have a variety of roles at ILM, that will provide you with a flavour of what a role within TV may consist of.

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