TAFF for professionals

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

All professionals and students in the fields of animation and arts in general can apply for accreditation to the festival.

Accreditation grants the festival pass with discounted price of 30 €. We will open the accreditation n May.

ABOUT TAFF

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 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.

TAFF PRO 2023:
Games X Animation

TAFF Pro brings together Finnish and international animators. The program consists of keynote speeches, presentations and panels as well as film screenings.

TAFF Pro strives to promote the vitality of the animation field and offers new ideas and contacts to industry players and students.

This year TAFF Pro focuses on games and animation. On Thursday professionals from these two worlds meet to share experiences, listen to talks and explore game demos. On Friday TAFF Pro deepens the theme with future oriented keynotes and discussions. TAFF Pro closes with Games X Animation screening.

Timetable for TAFF Pro 2024 announced at a later date!

TAFF Pro 2023 timetable

Thursday 24.8.2023

12:00               Forum opens
12:15-12:30   Forum’s opening speech by Tatu Pohjavirta
12:30-12:45   Turku Game Lab introduces themselves
13:15-14:00   Antti Laakso ‘Dreams in the Witch House’ – How to make an indie game?
14:30-15:00   Tiina Räsänen ‘Perspectives on Films and Games’
15:15-16:00   Ville Korpela’Game animation is problem solving’
16:15-16:45   Liisa Vähäkylä introducing the book: ‘Nordic Animation – Balancing the East and the West’
17:00               Forum ends

Friday 25.8.2023
11:00-13:00   Jaakko Kemppainen ‘Forest of Forking Paths – Possible Futures of Digital Games’
13:00-14:00   Lunch break
14:00-16:00   Jussi Kemppainen Echoes of Art: Exploring AI tools for game production’
16:00-18:00   Panel Discussion: Jaakko Kemppainen, Jussi Kemppainen, Sonja Yrjölä, Moderator: Mika Koskinen
18:00-20:00   Games X Animation screening. Screening of game-themed films

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.