TAFF Pro offers high quality program for professionals and students

TAFF will take place for the ninth time at the charming Manilla Cultural Factory in Turku from 21 to 25 August 2024, and the industry-favourite TAFF Pro will be back, too! The two-day event during the festival week offers program for animation and filmmaking professionals and students.

On Thursday, 22 August, and Friday, 23 August, TAFF Pro will feature lectures on various relevant themes. Prominent speakers are expected and include the Finnish screenwriter Leo Viirret, the Swedish animator Niki Lindroth von Bahr and the animation director Katariina Lillqvist.. There will also be a unique screenwriting workshop organised by Viirret as well as a panel discussion with Lindroth von Bahr, writer-director Katja Kettu and filmmaker CHRZU. The cherry on top will be a special curated TAFF Pro screening devoted to adaptation!

The exact TAFF Pro program will be published in July.

The program is being funded by AVEK, Finnish Animation Guild, Finnish Film Foundation and Suomalais-ruotsalainen kulttuurirahasto.

What, where and when?

WHAT: Professional lectures, a screenwriting workshop & more fun for animation and filmmaking professionals and students

WHERE: Manilla cultural factory (Itäinen Rantakatu 64b, 20810 Turku)

WHEN: Thu 22 August and Fri 23 August 2024


Professionals and students in animation, film and the arts can apply for accreditation. Once accredited, you can get a TAFF festival pass for the reduced price of 30 €. The pass must be purchased on site at the festival ticket office, where your accreditation status will be checked. The festival pass gives you access to all screenings and the versatile TAFF Pro programme! The accreditation will open here in July.

Come and spend an inspiring summer’s day in a charming environment with fellow animation devotees!