Festival highlights include talks and lessons from trailblazing cartoonist John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show, on July 7, at 9:00 a.m. Festival goers will also get the exciting opportunity to sit in on a live cartoon script read featuring Sean Cullen.
Other highlights include a showcase and presentation from the world’s largest online archive of animation and visual effects, Stash Magazine, a special screening and workshop for kids at the National Film Board of Canada’s Mediatheque, plus over a 100 local and international short films.
TAAFI offers a collection of some of the finest work in animation, for audiences of all ages. With over 50 successful studios, 10 schools of animation arts and a passionate community of enthusiasts, independent artists and professionals, Toronto is the picture-perfect location to play host to what is sure to become one of North America’s leading animation festivals.
TICKET DETAILS: All advance tickets are available for purchase by phone or online through the TAAFI website starting June 1st: taafi.com
Festival Pass: $99
Includes Admission to all gala and regular screenings and The Nelvana Bouncing Ball TAAFI Party at Corus Quay
Screenings: $15 (Kids screening prices are $5 for children ages 3-13; free for children under 3)
Workshops: Range from $15-90
Includes admission to Pitch Lab and Monkeyworks
The Nelvana Bouncing Ball TAAFI Party at Corus Quay: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Gala Screenings: $20
Other TAAFI highlights include:
Shorts 1 — Straight Up Toons — Top notch animation and classic cartoons
Shorts 2 — The Reflecting Pool — Artistic masterpieces set to an introspective frequency
Shorts 3 — Stylin’ — Innovative ideas and original techniques
Shorts 4 — Good N’ Weirdy — Pure, chaotic enjoyment
Student Shorts — S’cool — A collection of Canadian and international student works
North American Premier of Ronal the Barbarian in 3D (Denmark, 2011) — Produced by Einstein Film
Rosto: So Far, So Evil — A program compiling the best of Dutch artist and filmmaker Rosto’s work
Kaj Pindal: A collection of his most popular films, including I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, followed by a Q&A with the living legend