Child’s Play

TAFF weekend contains plenty of interesting programme for the little ones. In addition to child-friendly screenings there will be a workshop where kids can try out making animation themselves.

In Art & Craft School Robotti’s animation workshop, stroboscopic animations are being made with a technique that is based on revolving discs and flashing strobe lights. Workshop, suitable for children over 7 years old or younger if accompanied by a parent, is free of charge and organised at Manilla arts centre on Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. Musician-artist-researcher Jari Suominen’s workshop operates non-stop, so you can arrive any time within the opening hours.

Characters known from TV will take over the silver screen Sunday morning in the children’s screening. Along with Pikkuli Bird, a character particularly familiar to people of Turku, viewers are being entertained by brand-new episodes of Boris The Råt and Gigglebug.

Children’s Panorama screening presents the best, child-friendly films submitted to the competition. There will be fierce circus manoeuvres, adventures of a little tiger and a hedgehog woken from hibernation plus tricks of perspective and gravity.

And no festival without jamming: OMVF Presents was created in collaboration with Oulu Music Video Festival, and it is a child-friendly cocktail containing funny and entertaining animated music videos. There will be a rich mix of differing techniques, smart insights and grand emotions.

Age limit for all TAFF children’s screenings is 7 years, except for Sunday morning’s screening that welcomes spectators of all ages.

Tickets (à 4€) on sale now!

(Photo: Pikkuli Bird)