Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Call for Submissions to Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

From TAAFI press release:

Toronto – The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has opened up its submission process for animated films for their inaugural event to take place June 22 – 24th, 2012.

TAAFI is excited to receive submissions to the festival and there are several categories that you can enter. Submission is FREE before February 29th 2012 and submissions close April 15th 2012. Chosen by a committee of experts, selected films will be eligible for: Audience Choice Grand Prix and Best of Fest Grand Prix. Besides films, Animated Commercials, Game Cinematics, and Motion Graphics are all welcome and encouraged.

TAAFI is accepting both International and local Shorts (22 minutes or less) and Features (60 Minutes or Longer) of all genres and techniques! If it is animated we would like to see it!

"We're excited to finally bring a world-class animation festival to Toronto!” says Barney Wornoff, TAAFI Chair and Founding Member. “People are really going to go nuts for the great animation we'll be showing from around the world and from their very own backyard. It's about time Toronto had a festival of this caliber, celebrating our exciting animation industry, artists and everything that is animated!"

To access the application and find full details visit

About TAAFI:
In its inaugural year, TAAFI is an eye opening festival celebrating animated storytelling styles from all over the world. TAFFI 2012 will be held June 22-24 in downtown Toronto. TAAFI is comprised of six founding members, including: Barney Wornoff; Ben McEvoy; JoAnn Purcell; Rich Duhaney; Mike Weiss and Mark Jones. For more information visit

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