(Updated 22/8/2023)

Accessibility | Safer space | Content warnings


Accessibility at the Festival Venues

Aurinkobaletti and Viinatehdas have disabled access, but Jo-Jo Theater is not wheelchair accessible. There is a disabled parking space in the yard and a moderate slope leads to Aurinkobaletti’s entrance. Wheelchair-accessible entrance can be used in Viinatehdas and there are ramps to move from one space to another. There is disabled toilet in both Viinatehdas and Aurinkobaletti and wheelchair spaces can be arranged in the audience in these locations.

Aurinkobaletti has an accessible entrance. The theatre entrance can be accessed through a pathway slightly uphill. The theatre foyer is equipped with one accessible toilet.

Jo-Jo Theater is not accessible venue. Entrance has stairs and narrow hallways.

Brinkkala inneryard is not fully accessible. The yard is paved with cobblestone, which can prevent access, especially with a wheelchair. There’s no disabled toilet.

Taiteen Talo entrance is accessible, but the inneryard has paving and is sloped down. The main entrance is accessible and the door opens with a button besides the door. Disabled toilet is in the 1st floor. Our non stop animation screenings are in the Mediastudio in the 2nd floor. There’s an elevator, but the door the to elevator is heavy and the buttons high up. TAFF Junior workshop will be arranged in 1st floor. There’s an own entrance with a ramp.

Principles of a safer space

We do not accept any form of discrimination or harassment at the festival.

Please do respect the personal mental and physical space of others – do not touch others without permission and respect the privacy of others. Please treat sensitive and intimate topics with respect.

Do not use discriminatory or derogatory language or embarrass or tease anyone with your speech.

Do not make assumptions based on the external nature of others, such as sexuality, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic background, health or ability to function.

If you have unwittingly crossed the boundaries of others with your behavior, change your behavior and apologize for your actions.

Take care of others and yourself in the festival area and at the side events. If you encounter and notice harassment or need support, contact our employees. If necessary, a person behaving in a disruptive manner will be removed from the premises by our employees.

You can turn to any of our staff members if you experience harrasment, but we also have two designated harassment contact persons at the festival, identifiable by their soft pink (additional) lanyards. The harassment contact persons for Turku Animated Film Festival 2023 are Festival Director Annika Dahlsten and Head of Volunteers Ylva-Lii Wahlström.

TAFF is a member of Keep Festive, international anti-harrasment and anti-discrimination organization working on building more safe and at-ease animation festivals for everyone. 

Content Warnings

Several films in our program deal with difficult or distressing subjects. We are adding content warnings about topics that might typically disturb members of the audience to the information of each screening. Content Warnings will be available on Monday, August 21st.

Content warnings are divided into two types: theme warnings, when the theme of the film deals with a difficult subject, mainly with abstract images, and scene warnings, when the film shows anxiety-inducing images.