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TAF | Thessaloniki Animation Festival, 22-30 Oct 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
22 October 2020 - 30 October 2020
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Submission/Registration Fee

Festival Description:

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!

2020 Call for entries:

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.


  • Animation Short Film
  • Student Animation Short Film
  • Animation Film about Human Rights
  • Kids Short Animation Film

TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival awards :

-1st Place Award
-2nd Place Award
-3rd Place Award

Special Awards :
-Storytelling Award
-Student Film Award
-Select Respect Award
-Kids Award

  • Read the Regulations and submit your film at FilmFreeway
  • Deadline: 15 June 2020

There is no submission fee for the filmmakers.

2019 Festival Coverage:

2018 Festival Coverage

Festival guests:

  • 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".

Special Collections:

  • The Ukrainian and Hungarian Panorama Animation screenings
  • The HUMAN RIGHTS ANIMATED tribute with the support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Foundation GR, where selected animated short films will raise or highlight human rights issues through the art of animation
  • Chloé Alliez & Violette Delvoye return from last year and will showcase the world premiere of their World in (stop) Motion series

2018 Festival trailer:



Event Dates

  • From 22 October 2020 to 30 October 2020
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