TAFF for professionals

The fifth edition of the Turku Animated Film Festival will be held again in Turku, Finland, August 25-29, 2021, presenting dozens of screenings during five days.

Submissions for TAFF 2021 were open from January 1 through March 31. All the films submitted in 2020 (2.1.–30.4.2020) will be considered for the 2021 edition. The submission for next year opens 2.1.2022.

TAFF Pro 2021

Due to very limited audience capacity we unfortunately don’t have accreditation for professionals in 2021. We have a free event with registration (in Finnish) on Friday 27.8. that can be attended in person at Manilla or online. Two showcases:

14.00 Pyjama Films – Development of “Karhupuisto” through workshop method.

15.00 Gigglebug – How it all turned out: Anttu Harlin interviewed by Tatu Pohjavirta

Register here


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.

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.