One of the African continent’s premiere animation events, Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), has announced an enviable lineup of guest speakers for its eighth edition taking place March 8 to 10 in the coastal South African city. Among the speakers, two major standouts are veteran animation producer Aron Warner and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey.
Warner produced all four installments of DreamWorks’ highly successful Shrek franchise, and afterward produced Jorge Gutierrez’s The Book of Life for Reel FX. He is currently developing multiple projects for Sony Pictures Animation.
Peter Ramsey, as one of three directors in charge of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has received numerous accolades for his work in recent months from guilds and critics groups across the United States. Ramsey, who began his career as a storyboard artist for live-action feature films, including Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Boyz n the Hood, Minority Report, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, and Ang Lee’s Hulk, also directed Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians (2012).