About TAFF

Turku Animated Film Festival is an international film festival celebrating creativity and the art of animation.

TAFF is coming up again in August 2024 with a seductive selection of animated shorts! The safety of visitors is our utmost priority and we’re working hard to ensure a safe and comfortable festival visit.

 

TAFF 2023

The eighth edition of the Turku Animated Film Festival will be held again in Turku, Finland, between 23.- 27. August 2023, presenting dozens of screenings during five days.

TAFF seeks to promote animated film culture both in Finland and internationally. Our aim is to become one of the most important film festivals in Finland and to create a platform for encounters between filmmakers, industry delegates and local lovers of animation. We’re also interested in extending the concept of film screening and bringing together cinema and other forms of creativity as well as entertainment.

The International Competition, which is held again this year, bursts with original, bold, uncompromising and inventive animated shorts under 30 minutes in length. In addition, the festival consists of an alluring selection of carefully selected special programme.

All films that have dialogue in a language other than English are subtitled in English.

Venue

How to come visit us

TAFF takes place in a beautiful milieu, inside a restored old factory Manilla by the River Aura, at Itäinen Rantakatu 64, 20810 Turku. This cultural complex is approximately 2 km (1,5 miles) from the city centre.

Festival’s main locations are Aurinkobaletti and Jojo-theater. Thursday’s TAFF Pro forum will be held in Viinatehdas.

The festival area can be reached by local bus in 10 minutes. Buses number 14, 15, 30, 55, 56 and P3 take you from the central marketplace, Kauppatori to the unmistakable bright yellow Manilla factory. If you decide to travel by foot, you can take a leisurely stroll down the River Aura all the way to the cultural complex, which is situated right by the river. Check the current timetables at the Turku Region Traffic’s Föli-site.

Info and tickets

During the festival, you can get information and tickets at the festival info (Aurinkobaletti lobby, 2nd floor) during the info opening hours.

Festival bar

Welcome to chill at the bar at Aurinkobaletti lobby (2nd floor) Fri-Sat and TAFF café in Viinatehdas on Thursday.

About Us

The festival is organised by a nonprofit association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry. The team behind the festival is formed of people who are passionate about animated short films. The organisers have background in directing, producing and cherishing animated shorts as well as organising cultural events.

 

Artistic director
Joni Männistö

Festival director
Annika Dahlsten

Mailing Address:
Turku Animated Film Festival
Turun Elokuvatapahtumat ry
Toijaistentie 15, 20900 Turku, Finland

 

TAFF partners & sponsors 2023