Calling All

In collaboration with our partners

#AnimateCT is open to animators of all ages and experience levels.
The results can be viewed here OR by visiting the spots in person and finding the QR code.
Let’s show Cape Town’s creative talent to the world!

The Challenge

The Scene It team have selected 10 Hotspots around Cape Town. The challenge is to create a short animation featuring one (or more!) of those spots. Theme: UNEXPECTED.


Register on our website to start the process and to show your interest in contributing an animation piece to this campaign.


Look carefully at the video plates of our 10 hotspots around Cape Town (see below). Select which plate provides the best background for your characters / assets / story, and request a copy.


Animate the video plate in your style, and submit to the platform to take part in the competition! Don’t forget to follow the guidelines.

(If stop-motion is your thing, you’ll need to visit the hotspot to film. You can also film your own plates in the given hotspots if you prefer.)

The submission page is available through your account once logged in.


Garth Sanders of @ToonyAnimation is the winner of our Public Favourite prize. He wins a R1000 voucher & an art supplies hamper from The Deckle Edge.

Our esteemed panel of judges 
selected the following:

Jury Favourite

Anelissa Nkanyuza wins a handmade leather laptop bag from Rein Handgemaak

Best Use of Animation Principles

Tolonambinina Rakotoarivony wins a Harman camera and accessories from Cape Film Supply

Best Use of Space
Cabblow Studios wins a R1000 voucher from the
 V&A Waterfront

In addition, SA animation pioneer Tim Argall (Bugbox, Triggerfish) and dynamic young writer / producer Isaac Mogajane (Diprente Films) have offered a mentorship session to Anelissa Nkanyuza, and Stephen van Wyk respectively.

And the grand prize for our voters…

A year’s worth of stays at The Heriot Apartments in Cape Town’s CBD was won by subscriber Sheila Malagas.

STILL OPEN, but not for prizes

Submit your videos


Public voting


Jury voting

28 April

Winners announced

Hotspot 1

Food Court at Sea Point Promenade

Hotspot 2

Exterior of Guga s’Thebe, Langa

Hotspot 3

Entrance of Castle of Good Hope

Hotspot 4

Exterior of Cape Town City Hall

Hotspot 5

Exterior of Nando’s, Kloof St

Hotspot 6

Camps Bay Tidal Pool

Hotspot 7

Canal, V&A Waterfront

Hotspot 8

Battery Park steps & fountains, V&A Waterfront

Hotspot 9

Radisson Red, V&A Waterfront

(Steps outside Zeitz MOCAA  OR Art installations beside the hotel)

Hotspot 10

Atrium, CTICC2

It's not too late to submit videos!

The Animation Route will be launched soon, creating a new way to see Cape Town through the eyes of a creative. 

These are spots that attract tourists, and together with our partners at What’s on in Cape Town, we’ll be actively driving traffic to interact with your videos by visiting those spots and seeking out the QR codes. 


Yes, but they need to be acknowledged in the additional text, or the video will not be eligible for a prize.

Yes, you can enter up to 2 times per hotspot. Characters can remain the same but each video MUST HAVE an original story.

Yes, but we cannot ensure that your video will reach the eyes of the judges.

It will be viewable to the public while it remains of interest… this may be for years! You can request its removal at any time.

Yes, if you would like it to (or you can use a pseudonym). You can also supply contact details or a hyperlink to your showreel if you would like to use the video to showcase your work.

No! This is not AR. No special apps or software are required. This is simply short films being made available for viewing in the same location in which they were shot.