Film Submission

Turku Animated Film Festival 2020
Festival dates: August 26–30, 2020
Submission deadline: April 30, 2020

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Turku Animated Film Festival is an international film festival that keeps staying fresh while celebrating 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.

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 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. Turku Animated Film Festival is a safe environment for all attendees.

*sponsored by YLE Uusi Kino.

Rules & Eligibility

Please note, that after a successful submission you should receive a confirmation email. If you encounter any problems or wish to submit a large number of films on behalf of a school/studio/distributor please contact