TAFF 2017: Thursday

Musical traumas form childhood

Ten screenings! Two discussions! A World premiere! Projections in cityspace!

The second day of Turku Animated Film Festival 2017 starts at 12 noon with a great opportunity to meet our Finnish and international guests. A bit later, at 6.30 pm, there is a panel discussion in which directors get to answer questions such as How and where film ideas come from?, How do they evolve into their final form? and How used techniques effect the process?. Organized by Animaatioklinikka. Both discussions have free entrance.

Thursday also brings the first screenings of TAFF’s International Competition (1 & 2). Of over 800 films submitted, 42 were selected to five amazing screenings. Cartoon d’Or presents five films that were nominated for the best European animated short film. VAF New Talents focuses on extraordinary young talents from Central and Eastern Europe.

Today, there are two screenings dedicated to Finnish animated shorts. Experimental from Finland screening, presented in cooperation with AV-arkki, offers perspectives into the relationship in between man and nature. A beatboxing potato! Fresh from Finland screening consists of the freshest and bestest animated shorts from Finland, including the world premiere of Eläintarha (Zoo) by animation anarchist Malakias!

Our lovely international guests host three screenings today. Milos Tomic is a craftsman whose projects span animation, music, photography, collages and sculpture. His Animation Goulash is a tasty combination of short films, music clips, mockumentaries, docuanimation, experimental films and trailers for movies he made in school. Phew! She, Polish Animation 1947–1989 is Pjotr Kardas’s lecture and an attempt at showing the history of Polish animation from a female perspective. Showcase:AniDox, presented by Uri Kranot, explores animated documentary projects.

And that’s not all; Playlist is a screening of some of our favorite animated music videos from 2016 & 2017.

In between the screenings we warmly recommend visiting Priit Pärn’s exhibition at B-galleria. Hölmöläinen sinussa itsessäsi exhibition, consisting of Pärn’s fresh illustrations for Eno Raud’s Kilplased book, is open from 12 noon until 6 pm.
And when the night falls, the Pink Phantom will be projected on the walls of Manilla (9pm–11.30pm), and our Loop Contest submissions take over the Linnankatu side wall of Turku main library (9pm–midnight)

Have an inspiring and animated Thursday y’all!

(Image: Milos Tomic)