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TAAFI Announces Industry Conference, November 2nd to 4th, 2018

By Mike Valiquette

The kind folks at TAAFI have just officially announced a new event coming up very soon! TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018. They’re describing it as a 3-day event offering exclusive talks from top animation artists and creators. This year’s conference is the first of its kind for Toronto, and is sure to knock those lovely socks off… »

TOMORROW!!!!! TAAFI/CASO Animation VFX Job Fair, Toronto TOMORROW!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

That’s right! JOB FAIR is upon us! George Brown Campus on Toronto’s waterfront, and EVERYBODY’s coming!!!!!! Well, not everybody. May 5th, 2018. George Brown Waterfront Campus, Toronto The TAAFI/CASO job fair is back. Here’s the details: The Animation / VFX Job Fair is a one-of-a-kind recruitment fair connecting top studios with Canada’s best animation, visual… »

TONIGHT: TAAFI presents Creator Driven Shows: A Cartoon Discussion, LIVESTREAM!!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

UPDATE: Our pals at Canadian Animation Blog will be livestreaming, for anyone who can’t make it. You’ll find the live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/canadiananimation/live Creator Driven Shows: A Cartoon Discussion SOLD OUT! Rush line seating available at the door. Thursday, December 7th, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Corus Quay Over the past few years there have been many… »

press release: Puppetry Workshop for Animators, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

TAAFI OPENS DOORS FOR PUPPETRY TRAINING FOR ANIMATORS TAAFI and Skyship Entertainment announce exclusive workshop with leading puppetry professionals   TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announced a partnership with Skyship Entertainment to host an exclusive workshop called PUPPETRY FOR ANIMATORS: ANIMATING THE INANIMATE. Led by industry veterans Trish Leeper (The… »

events: 2017 Animation Job Fair, Toronto, April 29

By Mike Valiquette

TOMORROW!!!!!! TAAFI did one of these a couple years ago, and it was a madhouse. This time around they’ve teamed up with CASO and it looks like it’s going to be another doozy! So if you’re looking for work, just want to connect with people, or even just look around at what the other studios… »

jobby: Administrative Assistant, TAAFI, Toronto

By admin

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TAAFI, The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant. This person provides a wide range of administrative support to the organization’s Board of Directors and associates. BACKGROUND: The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International is a not-for‐profit arts organization formed in 2011 dedicated to showcasing the… »

Event Report: TAAFI 2016

By Kyu-bum Lee

Happening this past weekend, (April 22-24, 2016) was the third TAAFI festival. TAAFI opened on Friday with 3 workshops and the opening ceremony including screening of Spark (Toon Box Entertainment). I wasn’t able to attend the opening ceremony this time around so if you were I’d love to hear how it went. Feel free to… »

Earlybird Rate Extended for TAAFI Passes! Additional Discount for CAR Readers! For Reals! Read this Post Far Cheap TAAFI Tickets!

By Mike Valiquette

TAAFI has extended early bird sales until Friday March 25. The full program is almost completely locked in and can be viewed on TAAFI’s new website: taafi.com/festival-2016/program-overview. There’s a ton going on at the festival this year, as usual. They’ve got 6 Workshops, 2 Canadian World Premiere features, SPARK (Toonbox) and Nova Seed (House of… »

TAAFI 2016 Poster, by Nneka Myers

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s this year’s TAAFI poster, by Nneka Myers. And a “making of” video! Designing the TAAFI 2016 Poster – Nneka Myers from Toronto Animation Arts Festival on… »


By Mike Valiquette

Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, and many recognized animators TORONTO, ON — The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced six guest speakers for its 2016 program. Recognized for their work on various award-winning animated films and popular television series, the industry leaders will speak at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus during the festival… »

Photo Coverage of Josh Cooley Masterclass at Canadian Animation Blog

By Mike Valiquette

Our partner site, Grayden Laing’s Canadian Animation Blog, has some great photo coverage of this past weekend’s Josh Cooley Masterclass, presented by TAAFI. We couldn’t make it out, sadly, but if you jump over to the link you can be as envious as I… »

Events: TAAFI Presents, a Masterclass With Disney/Pixar’s Josh Cooley, June 20th

By Mike Valiquette

Coming up, from TAAFI, a chance to get one on one with Disney/Pixar’s Josh Cooley, Story Supervisor on Inside Out. The event includes a special screening of Inside Out, followed by a Q&A with Josh, and then the Masterclass, where Josh will walk you through the story process used in the movie. Here’s the… »

TAAFI: Day 4 Highlights, Impressions & Thoughts

By Kyu-bum Lee

The day began early and strong as Rex Grignon guided the audience through his personal and very historical journey of the birth of 3D animation and how he ended up at Dreamworks Studio. It was surreal to see his interview footage from when he was at Sheridan 30 years ago. It would be interesting to see… »

TAAFI: Day 3 Highlights and Impressions

By Kyu-bum Lee

Alright, TAAFI day 3. I started the day by checking out Darren Donovan’s demo on creating 2D FX in flash. I thought the demo would have been great if Darren had more time and had proper setup he was used to instead of trying to make do with a tiny tablet. Though brief, it was cool… »

TAAFI: Day 2 Highlights & Impressions

By Kyu-bum Lee

Hey guys, it’s midnight. I just got back from full day of TAAFI day 2. The day was really great. I’ll write quick summary of what was fun and unique about it. The first place I visited after I picked up my pass was the Animation Arts Maarket. That’s where some studios and artists had… »

TAAFI: Day 1 Impressions

By Kyu-bum Lee

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2014 officially started off today. I didn’t attend the first event of the day Pitch-a-Palooza. Perhaps our very own Mike, who was one of many speakers, can shine a light on his experiences. I just came back from the opening ceremony and screening .  This is my first time at TAAFI… »

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