Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Online

When: November 11-13, 2021

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Dave Padbury

Development Executive, Guru Studio

Dave Padbury joined the Guru development team seven years ago to help guide development on the Netflix Original series True and the Rainbow Kingdom. Since then, he has worked across several of Guru’s properties, including its newest preschool series Pikwik Pack which airs on Disney Junior US, Hulu and Treehouse in Canada, and the upcoming comedy adventure Big Blue. In his role as development executive, Dave focuses on finding and fostering new voices and perspectives to bring strong creator-driven stories to life.

8:00PM - 9:00PM


The Big Pitch presented by WildBrain

Watch the two finalists of TAAFI's Big Pitch go head to head in front of three Industry judges. The winner takes it all in this exciting live pitching event (plus a cash prize!). If you want to have a shot, submit your pitch in the link on our Industry home page. Or email bigpitch@taafi.com

The Big Pitch is brought to you by WildBrain.

With Ben McEvoy Producer, Friends & Enemies Darin Bristow Executive Creative Director, Pipeline Studios Dave Padbury Development Executive, Guru Studio Lorna Withrington Vice President, Development–Animation, WildBrain

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