Toronto Animation Arts Festival International: TAAFI
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to make Toronto the premiere international destination for animated arts and entertainment.
The 2016 speakers are a diverse group of animation legends, including Eric Goldberg (Disney’s Aladdin, Pocahontas), creative director Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls) , award winning animator Michel Gagné (Ratatouille), director Audu Paden (Animaniacs), filmmaker Marv Newland (Bambi Meets Godzilla) and Hanna Barbera’s “Three Tooners” (Tony Benedict, Willie Ito and Jerry Eisenberg).
From April 23 to 24, TAAFI’s Animation Arts Maarket will return to George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. The Maarket is a showcase and networking platform for animation studios, software developers, retailers, schools, industry organizations and guest speakers. Featuring over 30 exhibitors, the Maarket has been known to attract more than 1,000 animation arts students and professionals from across Canada.
Saturday night’s festivities will also include the Nelvana Bouncing Ball. Festival pass holders can attend the largest annual gathering of Toronto’s animation industry and community at Corus Quay.