Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Corus Quay, Toronto, Canada, 25 Dockside Dr.

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 2-3, 2019

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Ben McEvoy

TAAFI Chair, Friends & Enemies

Ben leads creative initiatives for agencies, brands, media companies, entrepreneurs and educators, providing brand and content strategy, as well as hands-on creative production in animation, live-action, interactive web, apps, VR/AR, game development, events and interactive public activations, on projects throughout Canada, and internationally in the US, India, Singapore and China. 

As partner / executive producer, Friends & Enemies, Ben works with his team of senior creatives and a broad network of multi-disciplinary production partners creating original and branded content experiences for brands, agencies and media clientele. 

Ben is also co-founder and chair of the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), and teaches in the Seneca Animation and Interactive Documentary programs. 

Notable clients include: Google, VICE Studios, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, CBC, Doc Channel, Teletoon, YTV, CTV, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, TVO Kids, Shaftesbury, and the National Film Board of Canada.

9:15AM - 9:30AM

The Spin Master Atrium Stage

Welcome Address

With Ben McEvoy TAAFI Chair, Friends & Enemies

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Corus 8th Floor Theatre

Welcome to Toon Town!

It’s time to put a spotlight on some of the new players in town! Epic Story Media and Headspinner Productions are two new players into the animation market led by a couple of industry veterans. Join us as they talk about launching new properties in this new world of global streaming and how they are doing things differently.

With Ben McEvoy TAAFI Chair, Friends & Enemies Ken Faier El Presidente and CEO, Epic Story Media Inc. Michelle Melanson Cuperus Headspinner Productions Inc., President

5:00PM - 5:15PM

The Spin Master Atrium Stage

Closing Remarks

With Barnabas Wornoff Co-Founder, TAAFI Ben McEvoy TAAFI Chair, Friends & Enemies John Rooney Program Director, TAAFI Consultant, Johnromedia

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