Open Doors: Cardiff Animation Festival

Open Doors: Cardiff Animation Festival
Open Doors: Cardiff Animation Festival
Career stages
Entry, Early
ScreenSkills funded

Want to find out about starting a career in animation?

Open Doors aims to give insight into what jobs are out there and help you build connections with industry professionals.

This event is part of the Cardiff Animation Festival, showcasing some of the best animation from all over the world, with a broad selection of animated short film programmes, feature films, masterclasses, workshops, filmmaker Q+As, industry events and panels.


Industry contributors:

  • Jon Rennie - Managing director at Cloth Cat
  • Joanna Quinn - Beryl Productions
  • Helen Brunsdon - Director of the British Animation Awards 
  • Nia Alavezos - Animation producer
  • Kadesha Drija - Assistant editor at Aardman animation
  • James Nutting - 2D character animator
  • Tim Hawkins - Freelance animator and motion graphics designer
  • Tom Lucas - Senior artist at Cloth Cat 

Who it's for

People starting out in the animation industry.

What it covers

You’ll get the opportunity to:

  • Meet people from the animation industry
  • Hear their stories and get practical advice about getting started in the industry
  • Network with industry professionals and creative peers

Come along to the session to hear from industry experts about their jobs in round-table groups of 10 or fewer.

Chat to the ScreenSkills team to hear about the range of opportunities from bursaries, training courses and networking events.


Please read our COVID policy here before signing up 


Funded by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions.



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