12.01.2024

The 9th edition of the Turku Animated Film Festival will be held again in Turku, Finland, August 21-25, 2024, presenting dozens of screenings during five days.

Submissions for TAFF 2024 are open until March 31.  Submit your work via the link below.

The competitions for animated shorts will be held again in 2024. 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.

The Competition is open for short animated films that have been completed after 1st of January 2023.

TAFF takes place in the hometown of the renowned Turku Arts Academy. Our venues are a beautifully restored old factory milieu Manilla and the freshly-opened Arthouse Turku in the Old town. Both are situated by the River Aura in Turku, Finland. TAFF is organized by the non-profit Association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry.

 

18.12.2023

TAFF joins Finnish Short Film Day!

We at Turku Animated Film Festival celebrate the Finnish Short Film Day! It is held for the 11th time on December 21st, and the celebration will start a week prior on the 14th of December. The day’s origins go back to France, and its purpose is to increase the visibility of short films and bring short film screenings closer to every film lover.

This year Finnish Short Film Day is organised by Tampere Film Festival, Yle, The Centre for Finnish Media Art, The Finnish Film Foundation, Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy, Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Turku Animated Film Festival, IhmeFilmi and Azh Boyzz. It is funded by The Finnish Film Foundation.

Read more about the Finnish Short Film Day and how to apply for your own, free film package and organise a screening from the Finnish Short Film Day pages.

Turku Animated Film Festival has curated its own animation film package called Games X Animation. The package consists of gaming themed animations and was shown at TAFF last summer. The cinema package has also two animations. Nun or Never! by Heta Jäälinoja was rewarded at TAFF2023 with the Best National Film award. Much loved Barbeque by Jenny Jokela was screened at TAFF 2018. Read more about the cinema screenings here.

Hardly Working by Total Refusal

Games X Animation

68 min | Eng | Recommended age limit 16
Animations with gaming themes. The package has been curated by Turku Animated Film Festival.

Kids

Switzerland | 2019 | Animation | 9 min | Director: Michael Frei | Eng | Recommended age limit: for all ages
An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? Who is steering the crowd? What if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end and the group begin? What is done by choice, and what under duress?

Hardly Working

Austria | 2022 | Animation | 20 min | Director: Total Refusal | Recommended age limit: for all ages
Hardly Working sheds a limelight on the very characters that normally remain in the background of video games: NPCs. They are non-player characters that populate the digital world as extras to create the appearance of normality. A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a carpenter are observed with ethnographic precision. They are Sisyphus machines, whose labour routines, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.

Ugly

Germany | 2017 | Animation | 12 min | Director: Nikita Diakur | Eng | Recommended age limit: for all ages
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.

My Exercise

Japan | 2019 | Animation | 7 min | Director: Atsushi Wada | Eng | Recommended age limit: for all ages
A boy is doing an exercise with his dog.

In My Chest of Fire There Is Still Place to Temple Your Dagger

Spain | 2020 | Animation, romantic comedy | 5 min | Director: Pablo Ballarín | Eng | Recommended Age Limit 16
Picacho is a fighter who has to prepare for an important interview, an important combat and deal with a strange relationship with the trainer.

 

06.01.2023

Call for Entries!

The 8th edition of the Turku Animated Film Festival will be held again in Turku, Finland, August 23-27, 2023, presenting dozens of screenings during five days.

Submissions for TAFF 2023 are open until March 31.  Submit your work via the link below.

The competitions for animated shorts will be held again in 2023. 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.

The Competition is open for short animated films that have been completed after 1st of January 2022.

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. TAFF is organized by the non-profit Association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry.

 

 

10.04.2022

 

The call for entries for the 7th edition of Turku Animated Film Festival has closed. In total 2140 films were submitted – a great number that will keep our festival management busy for a while.

Big thanks for all the submissions, which we’re looking forward to going through!

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. TAFF is organized by the non-profit Association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry.

See you in Turku in August!

 

06.01.2022

Call for Entries!

The seventh edition of the Turku Animated Film Festival will be held again in Turku, Finland, August 24-28, 2022, presenting dozens of screenings during five days.

Submissions for TAFF 2022 are open until March 31.

The competitions for animated shorts will be held again in 2022. 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.

The Competition is open for short animated films that have been completed after 1st of January 2021.

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. TAFF is organized by the non-profit Association Turun elokuvatapahtumat ry.