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Turku Animated Film Festival 2016
Festival dates: August 25–28, 2016

Animation professionals and students may apply for accreditation to the festival. Accreditation fee is 20€. Due to the limited seating capacity the number of accreditations is limited. Accreditations are now closed, thank you for your applications.

Submissions for the 2016 festival are now closed. A huge thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted! Submission to contest opens again in the beginning of 2017.


Turku Animated Film Festival is a fresh international film festival that celebrates the creative mind and the art of animation.

TAFF seeks to promote animated film culture both in Finland and internationally. Our aim is to become the most important animated film festival in Finland, creating a platform for encounters between filmmakers, industry delegates and local lovers of animation. We’re also interested in extending the concept of film screening, bringing together cinema and other forms of creativity as well as entertainment.

The International Competition presents original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes that compete for Grand Prix, Tough Eye Award and Audience Award. In addition, the festival programme consists of a seductive selection of carefully selected special programme screenings, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and especially parties. Up to 30 international guests will attend the first Turku Animated Film Festival.

TAFF takes place in the hometown of the renowned Turku Arts Academy. Our venue is a beautifully restored old factory milieu by the River Aura in Turku, Finland.

The festival is organized by the non-profit Association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry, Henrikinkatu 1 a A 1, 20500 Turku.