Calendar
118
Films


22
October 20
15:00
30
October 20
23:59

TAF • Thessaloniki Animation Festival

Greece






Description

TAF is here for the 6th consecutive year and it’s TAF-er than ever!

As we try to stay positive and active during the global health crisis, we keep spreading awareness and sharing our love for the art of animation, by going online!

We have selected the best 114 films among 2000 amazing entries that were submitted this year, and we have arranged them in 10 thematic blocks. Based on your interests, you may watch as many films as you like.

The awards for the top 3 animated films, along with the one for the best film in terms of storytelling, will be awarded by our jury members, which consist of renowned artists and professionals from the animation industry. Additionally, the best film relating to human rights, will receive a special award by the Select Respect network. What’s more, this year we have created a Balkan Award and film block, in honor of the Balkan region.

But that’s not all. Going online gives us the opportunity to become as inclusive as possible, and TAF is all about bringing people together. So, for the very first time you will be able to vote for your favourite film and become part of the Audience Award.

Apart from screenings, TAF hosts a range of events, seminars and masterclasses, and this year is no exception. During the festival, our special guests will perform webinars and lectures live, via Zoom (platform).

Last, but definitely not least, we are very excited to introduce the very first Balkan Animation Forum (BAF), bringing together artists from all over the Balkan region.

Remaining true to our spirit, there is no entrance fee for the screenings or the webinars, but there will be a limited number of virtual seats available, so stay tuned!

Welcome to TAF 6! Let's get TAF-er!

  








Festival programme

 

 

 


#1 ’75 years of Greek Animation’

A lecture by Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos // The Greek Animation Community celebrates 75 years of Greek Animation (1945-2020) as a success story, thanks to the results achieved during the last five years due to several initiatives of ASIFA Hellas. With bi-annual Actions (Greek Animation Rocks, Greece Animated, Greece Animated 2021) the Hellenic Union of Animation systematically prepares, in cooperation with the Greek Authorities and Professional bodies, a new dynamic Production Ecosystem. The Action 75 years of Greek Animation is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and it is financially supported for the year 2020.


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29
Minutes
 
22 October
17:00 GMT+03:00
30 October
23:59 GMT+03:00


  
 
75 years of greek animation
75 years of greek animation
29 min  /  English

#2 MULTIVERSE

Whether an optimist or a pessimist, whether you’re picturing utopias or post-apocalyptic worlds, we have something for you. Parallel worlds, extraterrestrial creatures, fantasy planes that are stretching and twisting the laws of physics and reality.


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10
Films
67
Minutes
 
22 October
17:00 GMT+03:00
28 October
19:00 GMT+03:00