Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Joe Cappa

Director & Animator, Ghost Dogs

Joe Cappa is an director & animator currently residing in Portland, Oregon. His animated short 'Ghost Dogs' was a 2021 Sundance selection and won the Satoshi Kon Award at Fantasia. Cappa has gone on to make original content for Bento Box, Adult Swim, and Meow Wolf using 2D animation, stop motion, and paper mache costumes. You can also check out his short animated videos on instagram @joecappa.

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Online: Crowdcast

The Dark Secrets of Vertical Videos!! Not Clickbait!

It's 3am. You're mindlessly swiping through TikTok. Suddenly, you stop. Your swiping finger frozen as you stare, eyes wide, transfixed to the screen. Your brain has been hacked. Your dopamine center has been hijacked by short-form animated comedy videos in a vertical format.

Three animators (identities withheld) have agreed to meet with us to reveal the secret comedy tools they employ to psycho-engineer you into laughing and crying and liking and sharing.

With Christina Fidler 2D Animator, BuzzFeed Joe Cappa Director & Animator, Ghost Dogs Lindsey DeMars Animation Director, Bento Box

Moderator: Spencer Moreland Director of Programming, TAAFI


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