Dr Chris Pallant and Jo Samuel are putting the final touches to this year’s Anifest, a celebration of animation and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Canterbury Anifest
Augustine House
Canterbury Christ Church University
Rhodaus Town

29-30 September 2017


FREE TICKETS to all students, under 16s and over 60s.


Friday 29th September: 9am-6pm AH3.13, Augustine House

Animators, scholars, and historians will gather to share knowledge around the subject of Walt Disney’s Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (1937) – a film that also celebrates a significant anniversary this year: it turns 80! The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Amy Davis (University of Hull), author of Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation (2006) and Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney’s Feature  Films (2014).


Saturday 30th September: 10.00am-5.30pm, Augustine Hall

A full programme of behind-the-scenes talks from high-profile animation insiders: Tom Sito (Disney/DreamWorks), Jim Parkyn (Aardman), Tom Box (Blue Zoo), and Samantha Moore (a documentary filmmaker who specialises in animation). Workshops for stop motion model making and animated flipbooks will also be offered. Throughout the festival there will also be plenty of chances to see this year’s shortlisted films that are in contention for one of the Anifest Awards. The Saturday programme is great for all the family and students of all ages.


Website for tickets and prices: https://www.canterburyanifest.com/events-tickets


You can see a documentary of last year’s event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUajlO2AdqQ