Meet the directors

During TAFF, the audience has a wonderful chance to meet Finnish and international directors and professionals of animation.

The following screenings are hosted by special guests:

Retrospective: Bastien Dubois

Monsieur Bastien Dubois’n takes his audience on a trip around the world. Stopovers at Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and a bunch of surprise destinations!

#sacrebleu #greetingsfromfrance #oscarnominee#aroundtheworld

Viinatehdas, Thursday at 5pm.

Worm Odyssey 2016

Worm Odyssey 2016  is the tainted pearl of the Turun Anikistit 10-year-jubilee. Worm Odyssey is a late night panel in which the Hydra snake named Anikistit chews up on their latest film, Wurmloch.

#freudianslip #juicy! #humanexperiment

Viinatehdas, Thursday at 9pm. Free admission!

OFF præsentere

“A girl wakes up as from a dream, aroused by the birds of pleasure that dress her up in her “curious” dress. She sets out to explore nature, and feels the seasons’ shivering changes…”

The screening includes a selection of some of the best animated shorts seen at Denmark’s largest and only Oscar qualifying film festival, OFF. It is presented by Sara Koppel, Danish director, animator and the founder of Naked Love Film & Koppel Animation Studio.

#erotic #greetingsfromdenmark

Jo-Jo Teatteri, Thursday at 5pm
Aurinkobaletti, Saturday at 11.30am

Master Class: Andrea Martignoni

Andrea Martignoni is a performer, sound designer and historian in animation, who has created soundtracks for short animated films by Blu, Pierre Hébert, Roberto Catani, Martina Mestrovic, Petra Zlonoga, Boris Pramatarov, Soetkin Verstegen and others.

#bigbangbigboom #greetingsfromitaly #soundscapes

Jo-Jo Teatteri, Friday at 5.30pm. Free admission!

Case Study: Vanamehe Multikas

Vanamehe Multikas is an Estonian web series oozing with dark humour. The old man’s adventures have gained more than 4,5 million YouTube views. This special screening is hosted by director Peeter Ritso.

#oldmansadventures #cowsandpigs #greetingsfromestonia

Jo-Jo Teatteri, Saturday at 1pm

Master Class: Adrien Merigeau

Director, animator and AD Adrien Merigeau discusses his work, focusing mainly on the art direction of Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea, from its very early visual development stages all the way to the last steps of compositing and colour grading.

#monsterlurking #halfhumanhalfseal #greetingsfromireland #oscarnominee

Jo-Jo Teatteri, Saturday at 2.30pm

Mika Taanila: Tectonic Plate

“Nothing suggests that an accident is about to happen.”

A feature-length lettrist film about fear of flying, security checks and time zones. Created completely without camera, directed by Mika Taanila.

#lettrismrules #taanilarules #accidentabouttohappen #onlyonescreening

Aurinkobaletti, Saturday at 4.30pm.

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Online tickets can be bought at TAFF’s ticket booth is located in the entrance hall of Aurinkobaletti / TEHDAS Teatteri.

(Photo: Paavo Pykäläinen)