TIFF Kids is coming up fast. It’s a great event, both the festival itself and the TIFF Kids Industry Conference.
C’mon, Big Bird is going to be there. How cool is that?
TIFF Kids Industry Conference
Running from April 14 to 17, this year’s programme consists of one day of keynote sessions and panel discussions on April 15, and three days of roundtable sessions and workshops. The line-up of over 60 guest speakers includes Graham Annable, co-director of the upcoming 3D movie The Boxtrolls by renowned animation studio LAIKA (Coraline, ParaNorman); legendary puppeteer and actor Caroll Spinney, who has been the heart and soul of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; and panels and workshops on animation and storytelling featuring acclaimed animators, writers and directors such as Peter Lepeniotis (The Nut Job), Bob Barlen and Cal Brunker (Escape from Planet Earth), and Dennis Foon (Life Above All).
Accreditation pricing starts at $150 for professionals and $50 for students!