Sea Dogs Animation Festival

Sea Dogs Animation Festival was organised as a community project to get the town of Fishguard excited and engaged with Animation! Over the Easter weekend in 2016, Theatr Gwaun held two days of films, workshops and activities to help promote animation and drawing within the community.

Bloomin' Fishguard 

Bloomin' Fishguard was an idea to bring joy to the community through the gift of animation! School children, firemen, shop keepers, fishermen, shoppers and lots of other characters from the community were asked to draw a sequence of a flower blooming. Combining these sequences with some of the drawings from our Coast Lines workshops created Bloomin' Fishguard. The animation symoblises how growth and new ideas are noticed/accepted in a rural community. 

Theatr Gwaun Animation Workshop

Coastlines and Theatr Gwaun put on an animation workshop for under 12s to teach them the joy of animation. The workshop taught the basic priciples of animation and got everyone involved to make a SeaDogs animation! The animation was then shown on the big screen at Theatre Gwan!  


Continuing from the Sea Dogs advert animation, a map of Fishguard and Goodwick was created showing the arrival of the Sea Dogs pirate ship into Fishguard Harbour. Once docked, you follow their journey to Theatr Gwaun, as well as other forms of transport arriving at the Theatr. 

Ysgol Glannau Gwaun Fishguard School Animation 
Sea Dogs Cinema Advert 

Animating the schools identity, children from years 3 & 4 were set the task of creating a story board beginging with their school logo. 


Returning a few days later, the children were guided through the animation process adapting one of the sucessful story boards into a simple stop motion animation.


A silent film that was shown before films at Theatr Gwaun in the build up to the festival. Drawings created at Come  Draw With Me workshops were used as backgrounds following a bird in flight, alerting the viewer to the incoming Sea Dogs pirate ship.