Toronto Animation Film Festival

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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

Mixed Signals

10.23 minutes

A little robot comes to find out it's very different from all the other kids. It has trouble connecting with other children, is easily overstimulated and is often mistaken for a troublemaker by teachers. But by learning the truth about it's own nature and by harnessing the power of communication, it learns that just because it's different doesn't mean it can't live a happy life with meaningful relationships.


Thomas van Kampen


Thomas van Kampen is a neurodivergent animator and film maker. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Thomas has been involved in numerous animated productions including Space Jam: A New Legacy, Curious George and Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. His film A Lovely Stroll has previously been featured in festivals such as Florida Animation Festival and Open World Animation Festival.


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