BACK IN PERSON at Hot Docs Cinema! Three+ cartoony-packed days celebrating over 100 animated films and their creators. Book some time off to watch some incredible shorts in person, or online.
Feast on weird, beautiful and awe inspiring cartoons from around the world, all from the comfort Hot Docs' best seats, or your own couch! It starts ONLINE Monday Feb 13th - 15th with a nightly animated feature, and then switches to In-Person Feb 16th-18th at Hot Docs Cinema. See ya there buddy!
Mon, Feb 13th
Tue, Feb 14th
Wed, Feb 15th
Thu, Feb 16th
Fri, Feb 17th
Sat, Feb 18th
2023 Kaj Pindal Award Recipient - Sam Chou
TAAFI is proud to announce that the Animated Person Of The Year award will henceforth be known at the Kaj Pindal award. The Kaj Pindal award winner for 2023 is Director Sam Chou!
Kaj Pindal (1927-2019) was an instrumental force in Canadian animation through his work with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and it is our pleasure to rename the award in his honour.
Past recipients include Kaj Pindal (Peep), Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts), Marv Newland (Bambi vs Godzilla), Dean DeBlois (Dir. How to Train Your Dragon), Blair Kitchen (The Possum), Domee Shi (Turning Red) and Gerald Potterton (Heavy Metal).
Join us Saturday February 18th at 5:45pm for the full awards show in person at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema with Sam Chou himself to receive the award!
Sponsor TAAFI Events and get your name out there!
Are you a leader in animation production here in Canada? Working on some amazing projects you'd like to recruit for? Help support this peppy festival by becoming a sponsor! Lots of perks, braggin' rights and have your logo on a bunch of screenings and events. We 💖 our Sponsors!! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 👈
We want U 4 STAAFI!
Want to volunteer at this year’s festival as a STAAFI? Well, things are kinda weird, but we'll need a boatload of punctual in person volunteers and savvy Discord users to help out. Got some spare time on February 16-18th? Fill out this exciting amazing FORM! Thanks a bunch friend😍!