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Thessaloniki Animation Festival promotes the art of animation through its annual gathering where it presents the best animation films and organizes Workshops & Master Classes introduced by renowned national and international professionals from various disciplines. Founded in 2015 and based in the heart of Thessaloniki, TAF aims to encourage, add art and promote all aspects of creativity by hosting local as well as international events and activities for kids and adults alike!
2020 Festival Coverage
(Festival Statement): As always, our aim is to share our love for the art of animation and expand our audience, while making this festival a unique experience, with multiple happenings, as well as special guests from the field of animation! Just like every year, all screenings, workshops and masterclasses, will be free of charge for everyone!
However, there will be a limited amount of people per screening, so stay tuned everybody!
Defying the health crisis and reaching out to even more people, this year TAF goes online! And that is why the competing films will be presented in various categories, giving you the best viewing experience!
What's more this year, 2020, TAF is introducing its very own Balkan Animation Pitching Forum: BAF!
The submission of all animated film entries must be in English or have English dubbing or subtitles. Duration must not exceed 20min. All films submitted must be produced in the last 2 years.
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival awards :
-1st Place Award
-2nd Place Award
-3rd Place Award
Special Awards :
-Student Film Award
-Select Respect Award
There is no submission fee for the filmmakers.
2019 Festival Coverage:
2018 Festival Coverage
Tim Allen, key animator in Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson
Nik Phelps & Nancy Denney-Phelps, music composer in animation movies and animation journalist at AWN
Federico Vallarino from Toon Boom
Irida Zhonga will present her new successful project MAN WANTED
Nikos Deligaris will present the psychology and the importance of the composition and color of the image
This year, for the first time in its history TAF hosts a special animation unit on the environment titled “AnimEARTH".
2018 Festival trailer: