TAFF Junior

TAFF Junior is a film festival for kids and youth

This year, there is a brand new children’s film festival taking place during TAFF. Dedicated to kids of all ages, TAFF Junior contains plenty of interesting programme for the little ones.

From Wednesday to Friday, August 23–35, there are free screenings for school and kindergarten groups. On Sunday August 27, it’s time for the whole family to enjoy the art of animation! In addition to movies, viewers can spot Pikkuli Bird, a character especially familiar to people of Turku, visiting the festival. 

Age limit for TAFF Junior is either S (for all ages) or 7. The registration form for school and kindergarten groups, as well as the screening schedule will be published during the first week of August. 

TAFF Junior programme consists of 31 animated shorts submitted to TAFF's International Competition:

The Adventure of the Afternoon | Jimmy Liao, Vance Yang | Taiwan | 2016 TAFF_junior_logo
Au Revoir Balthazar | Rafael Sommerhalder | Switzerland | 2016 
Awaker | Filip Diviak | Slovakia | 2017 
Catmos | Katya Miloslavskaya | Russia | 2017 
Dolls Letters | Natalia Gropfel | Russia | 2016
Erwin | Petr Jindra | Czech Republic | 2016
Ethnophobia | Joan Zhonga | Greece, Albania | 2016 
Fiasco | Szabolcs Nagy | Hungary | 2017 
Goats | Yekaterina Filippova | Russia | 2016 
Gokurosama | Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini | France | 2016 
Hamlet. Comedy. | Eugeniy Fadeyev | Russia | 2016 
The House | Veronika Zacharovi | Czech Republic | 2016 
I Want… | Xi Chen | Japan | 2017 
I Wonder Where the Nose Goes | Anni Nykänen | Finland | 2017 
Leave a Print | Christina S. Nerland | United Kingdom | 2016 
Merlot | Giulia Martinelli, Marta Gennari | Italy | 2016 
Minotaur | Karlis Vitols | Latvia | 2016 
The Moon Is Essentially Gray | Hannah Roman | United States | 2016 
Mr Night Has a Day Off | Ignas Meilunas | Lithuania | 2016
Power | Dana Sink | United States | 2017 
Shine | Alexander Dietrich, Johannes Flick | Germany | 2016 
The Sled | Olesya Shchukina | Russia | 2016
Spider Web | Natalia Chernysheva | Russia | 2016
The Table | Eugene Boitsov | France | 2016
The Teeny-Weeny Fox | Aline Quertain, Sylwia Szkiladz | France, Belgium, Switzerland | 2015 
Toy House | Natasha Danilevskaya | Russia | 2017
Scrambled | Bastiaan Schravendeel | Netherlands | 2017 
The Spellbound | Martin Kukal | Czech Republic | 2017
Stars | Han Zhang | United States | 2016 
Welcome | Polina Kutukina | Russia | 2017 
The World of Blind | Valya Karnavalova | Russia | 2016

The main partner of TAFF Junior is West Finland Film Commission.