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Where: Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St W) & Online

When: April 4-6, 2024

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

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 all happens in-person April 4-6th at Hot Docs Cinema. Shorts blocks will be available online at TrickFilm! See ya there buddy!

Thu, Apr 4th

Fri, Apr 5th

LeFort Talent Group

Sat, Apr 6th

VIP Access Pass

Access to ALL events including the VIP reception on Friday with John Musker and filmmakers, directors, and producers.


9 x Shorts Screenings

100 + Films

Includes access to Pipeline Studios Networking Mixer

Includes exclusive access to VIP Reception

General Pass

In-Person to ALL Hot Docs Screenings and Online Access to Shorts Blocks on Trickfilm


11 x Screenings

100 + Films

Access to ALL screenings

Access to Special Event Friday at Corus

Student Pass

In-Person Access to ALL Hot Docs Screenings and ALL festival content on Trickfilm


13 x Screenings

100 + Films

Access to Pipeline Networking Party

Saturday ONLY Pass

Access to Saturday events ONLY


11 x Screenings

100 + Films

Access to ALL screenings

Pipeline Studios Networking Mixer

Single Ticket

To Either Shorts or Feature Screenings


*There are no single tickets to some features*

2024 Kaj Pindal Award Recipient - John Musker

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 April 6th at 2:30pm for the full awards show in person at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, with John Musker to receive the award!


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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 the events. Without them we couldn't bring our programs to you, our audience.

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