Event Dates: August 26 – 28, 2020
TAFF Pro is a new event for the professionals of animation. The three-day event includes a workshop for film projects combining animation and documentary, masters class -lectures, a showcase event as well as screenings and networking. For some parts of the event there will be an option to join in online environment too.
Festival dates: August 25 – 29, 2021
Submissions for TAFF 2020 were open from January 2 through April 30. We will open the submissions again on Januray 2, 2021. All the films submitted in 2020 and 2021 will be considered for the 2021 edition. That is to say, in the year 2020 we're not organising the big festival or the competition for animated shorts.
Turku Animated Film Festival is an 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.
The competitions for animated shorts will be held again in 2021. For the International Competition, International Student Film Competition, TAFF Junior Competition and National Competition we are looking for original, bold, uncompromising & inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes to compete for Grand Prix, Best Professional Film, Best Student Film, Tough Eye award, TAFF Junior Award, Main Prize in National Competition and Audience award in International Competition. In addition, the festival programme consists of a seductive selection of carefully selected special programme screenings, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and especially parties.
TAFF and TAFF Pro take 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.
Both events are organized by the non-profit Association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry.