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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

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GameShow - Who Wants To Be A TAAFIllionaire

Sat, Nov 4th

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Epic Hall

Think you have what it takes to be a TAAFIllionaire? Now is your chance to prove it! Join us for a mash-up of some classic TV game shows mixed with your favourite animated content. Just like a real game show, the final winner will walk away with ONE GRAND PRIZE of their choice:

  • Free TAAFI for a year (includes one free pass to Film Fest 2024 and one free pass to Industry 2024)

  • A SurPRIZE Pack from Thunderstruck Books (valued at $250 PLUS a $50 gift certificate)

Applications to participate are now OPEN until October 31th, 2023. Fill out this form if you’d like a chance to play:


Anyone with an Industry pass is welcome to sign up for a chance to play. Signing up does not guarantee entry. Those who have been selected will be called down to the front during the Game Show, so make sure you’re there!


Andrew Wilk, Key Volunteer, TAAFI

Andrew Wilk dove into animation scene with a deep passion for cinematic storytelling and a love of dynamic character design. Starting out as a kid who constantly doodled crazy critters, Andrew has retained this sense of wonder and imagination throughout his life. He took the official plunge into the animation industry by joining TAAFI and enrolling in Seneca College’s Animation program in 2022. Andrew has a deep love of all things fantastical, going on epic quests with his D&D group, as well as gaining inspiration from the world around him as he treks through the great outdoors.


David B. Reddick, CG Supervisor, Pipeline Studios

An experienced CG Supervisor and Creative Project Lead that has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of small and large studios including Snowball Studios, Pipeline, Epic Story, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Disney, Lego, Ferrari and Nike.

My specialty is leading teams in the animation development pipeline for TV shows and Movies from concept art and storyboarding to completed digital productions both in 2D, 3D, and mixed media.

As a generalist, my skills include character design, storyboarding, VFX, 3D character development, surfacing, animation and compositing. As an artist I specialize in turning 2D concepts into 3D renders.

As a Lead / Supervisor , I use my own knowledge to delegate work and direct others in completing their tasks All the while maintaining a large passionate energy in the industry which reflect well in team meetings, pitches, and presentations! Behind the scenes with the team, or in front of clients, keeping everyone on the right path and energized.

I specialize in making sure everyone brings their all, that's why my students and teammates have worked on successful movies and shows such as : BatWheels, Dora The Explorer, Sonic, The Boys, Umbrella Academy, Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Star Trek, Godzilla Vs Kong, and much more. I have trained more then 1500+ Students in my career, and worked on many successful projects from concept to completion for Theme Parks, Film, Television, and Gaming.


Veronica Racanelli, Key Volunteer, TAAFI

Veronica is new to the TAAFI scene, joining us in 2022. Her lifelong love of cartoons and storytelling drew her to start her career in animation. She loves all things creative and when she’s not working in production, she is creating music, illustrations & comics, singing her heart out at karaoke or playing D&D.


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