The wildly popular 2019 TAAFIxCASO Job Fair is growing year over year, connecting hundreds of job seekers and studios. The Job Fair runs at the end of the post-secondary calendar each year, welcoming both graduate and professional talent from around the province as they connect with 40+ studios from across North America.
Event programming includes a special talks in the Presentation Zone and free Industry Portfolio Reviews for attendees as well as special guest speakers, panels and studio showcases. Year over year attendance has peaked at 1,500 with hundreds of job offers in previous years. There is literally no other single day event guaranteed to connect creative talent and incredible studios anywhere in Canada! Attendance is free, so sign up today and get ready for a whirlwind day!
Action Packed Day
Nelvana is one of the world’s leading international producers and distributors of children’s animated content.Nelvana develops, produces and distributes animated content, and is part of the Corus Kids Television entertainment portfolio. The Nelvana Studio operates out of a state-of-the-art digital animation production facility in Toronto, Canada.
Nelvana’s library now has well over 4,000 half-hour animated episodes including classic properties such as Babar, Franklin, Max & Ruby and The Berenstain Bears and new hits such as Little Charmers and Trucktown. Airing in over 160 countries, Nelvana has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis.
9 Story Media Group / Brown Bag Films
Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. With studio locations in Dublin, Toronto and Manchester and an office in LA, Brown Bag Films creates cutting-edge animation for the international market. Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1994 by Managing Director Cathal Gaffney and Creative Director Darragh O’Connell, and acquired by 9 Story Media Group in 2015, we remain 100% creatively-driven with a focus on producing the highest quality, cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters.
The studio’s much-loved TV shows are viewed by millions of children worldwide and include Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Henry Hugglemonster, Bing, Peg + Cat, Peter Rabbit, Wild Kratts, Olivia, Noddy in Toyland, The Magic School Bus: Rides Again, and Octonauts. Brown Bag Films has earned numerous awards and nominations
Snowball has produced hundreds of minutes of top quality, 3D animation and visual effects in HD for film, tv, computer games, commercials and mobile, which are aired all over the world. These range from high-end commercials for brand name clients such as Cartoon Film, NBC, Cisco, Sci-Fi Channel, Verizon, National Lottery and Orange, to drama hits such as two seasons of VIPO, the 26-part children’s television series currently airing in over 140 countries and three more pre-school TV series, including one for the BBC. Positioned at the heart of the Israeli hi-tech industry, with offices in London and Toronto, Snowball has grown to be the region’s leading 3D Animation and Visual Effects facility, combining the best international creative talent with cutting-edge technology.
Switch Animation / VFX
We are a group of artists and technicians, visionaries and craftspeople.
We draw and draft and dream all day long. The content we create is colorful, energetic, and visually superb. These animated worlds take their life in feature films, commercials and television series with international broadcasters, watched by children and grown-up children alike.
Our workshop imagines and engineers every aspect of original series, from story to character development to digital animation to compositing to final editing. Though digital animation service work is still an important part of what we do, Switch Animation is becoming known for creating original content that is inspiring, impactful, and sought after.
Since 2010, we have launched original series airing on BBC Kids, RTE, Knowledge Network, Teletoon, and we have many more scheduled to launch internationally in the next couple of years.
Okanagan Film Commission
At the Okanagan Film Commission, we understand the value of screen productions. We are leaders in the creation and promotion of the film industry. Come say ‘hi’ and meet some of the many exciting animation and VFX studios calling the Okanagan region ‘home’!
Interested in Exhibiting?
Are you looking to hire amazing animation and VFX talent? Good news! There’s still space to exhibit your studio and connect with hundreds of talented creatives from across Toronto and Ontario! Reach out to our team to learn more about opportunities to participate.
George Brown College
55 Dockside Drive
April 27, 2019
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
Passes & Tickets
The best part about all of this – it’s all free. That’s right. FREE. Grab your pass today and register to attend – make sure to join our studio talent database so your name and portfolio can be shared with all the studios in attendance that you can’t meet too!
Volunteer with us and get an all access pass to the festival, meet the speakers, and make new friends – plus get yourself a coveted STAAFI shirt and black sharpie marker to make it truly memorable.
If that’s you, sign up today!
TAAFI is a non-profit volunteer organization, supported by many of the leading animation studios and industry organizations throughout the year as well as at each of our events. Without them we couldn’t bring our programs to you, our audience.