Turku Animated Film Festival 2018 - 3rd Edition
Festival dates: August 29– September 2, 2018
Submissions for TAFF 2018 are open from January 2 through April 30. The submission form is available below. Submitting is also possible via Reelport and Festhome.

If you represent an animation school or distribution company and wish to submit several (10 or more) films at the same time, please contact us at

The selections will be announced during July.

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. We are the biggest 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.

Our International Competition and International Student Film Competition present original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes. The films compete for Grand Prix worth €1,000*, Best Professional Film, Best Student Film, 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 escpecially parties.

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.

*sponsored by YLE Uusi Kino.

Rules & Eligibility