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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

Welcome to the Animation | VFX | Gaming Virtual Job Fair!

Monday April 25th 10am - 4pm EDT

Register Now!

It's back, but virtually!

  • Are you graduating soon from an animation based college?
  • Are you an industry professional looking to see what else is out there?
  • Are you currently in college looking to have your portfolio reviewed by industry professionals?
  • Are you a studio looking to grab the latest and greatest worker-bees?

You've come to the right place. Jobs for everyone, let's do this!

Do you have questions or concerns? Check out our FAQ! or email us at jobfair@taafi.com

Featured Studio Booths

LOOKING FOR:

⭐ 2D Harmony Rigger

⭐ 2D Harmony Animation Supervisor

⭐ 2D Location/Layout Designer

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🌊 CG Riggers

🌊 Storyboard Artists

🌊 3D Modelers

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LOOKING FOR:

💼Producers/Senior Producer

💼2D Harmony Animators

💼Storyboard Artists

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LOOKING FOR:

🍰3D Animators

🍰3D Artists (lighting, FX, layout, assets)

🍰Storyboard Artists/Revisionists

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❗ Location Designer

❗ BG Painter/Colour Stylist

❗ 2D Rigger

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🚀 All CG Roles

🚀 2D Harmony Animators

🚀  2D Harmony Compositors

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LOOKING FOR:

🌴 Storyboard Artists

🌴 Storyboard Supervisor

🌴 2D Animators

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LOOKING FOR:

👑 3D Animator

👑 Lighting Artist

👑 VFX Artist

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LOOKING FOR:

🧠 CG Animators

🧠 2D Harmony Animators

🧠 2D BG Layout & Colour Artists

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LOOKING FOR:

🎮Head of Development

🎮Technical Director (TV)

🎮Technical Artists

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LOOKING FOR:

💾3D Animators

💾Storyboard Artists

💾3D FX

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LOOKING FOR:

💥Storyboards

💥2D Animators

💥3D Generalists

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LOOKING FOR:

🦘Animators

🦘Creators

🦘All positions!

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Studio Booths

LOOKING FOR:

⭐ 2D Harmony Rigger

⭐ 2D Harmony Animation Supervisor

⭐ 2D Location/Layout Designer

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🌊 CG Riggers

🌊 Storyboard Artists

🌊 3D Modelers

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

💼Producers/Senior Producer

💼2D Harmony Animators

💼Storyboard Artists

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🍰3D Animators

🍰3D Artists (lighting, FX, layout, assets)

🍰Storyboard Artists/Revisionists

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

❗ Location Designer

❗ BG Painter/Colour Stylist

❗ 2D Rigger

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🚀 All CG Roles

🚀 2D Harmony Animators

🚀  2D Harmony Compositors

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🌴 Storyboard Artists

🌴 Storyboard Supervisor

🌴 2D Animators

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

👑 3D Animator

👑 Lighting Artist

👑 VFX Artist

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🧠 CG Animators

🧠 2D Harmony Animators

🧠 2D BG Layout & Colour Artists

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🎮Head of Development

🎮Technical Director (TV)

🎮Technical Artists

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

💾3D Animators

💾Storyboard Artists

💾3D FX

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

💥Storyboards

💥2D Animators

💥3D Generalists

sponsor
featured

LOOKING FOR:

🦘Animators

🦘Creators

🦘All positions!

sponsor
featured

Livestream Schedule

Mon, Apr 25th

10:10AM - 10:20AM

Online

Meet the Mayor 😎

Meet our wonderful Mayor John Tory, and hear a bit of why he's so proud of the film and TV sector in Toronto, what makes us strong, and what makes us unique.

10:25AM - 10:35AM

Online

Pipeline Studios 🌊

Pipeline Studios is a creative & innovation driven studio, with a focus on development, production, and distribution of award-winning kids and family content, for a global audience. Let’s create something great together.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

10:40AM - 10:50AM

Online

Sphere Animation 🌴

Sphere Animation offers quality 2D animation services on an international scale. Having doubled its surface in 2018 to accommodate large-scale projects, Sphere Animation has a state-of-the-art production infrastructure and is led by a team with unique know-how.

10:55AM - 11:05AM

Online

Yowza Animation ❗

Since 1996, Yowza! has committed the best quality to every project, ensuring that every frame carries our extensive expertise, originality and skill.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

11:10AM - 11:20AM

Online

Brownbag Films 💼

9 Story Media Group is one of the world’s leading kids and family content companies. Our award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is 100% creatively driven with a focus on producing the highest quality cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

11:25AM - 11:35AM

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Big Jump Entertainment 🦘

Meet BIG JUMP Entertainment! It's a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility that specializes in the seamless combination of traditional and digital techniques. High fives for us.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

11:40AM - 11:50AM

Online

Mainframe Studio Inc. 💾

We are Mainframe Studios, we’re creators first. We eat creative and technical challenges for breakfast and come back for more. We’ve been doing this for 25+ years, and we’re still going strong.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

11:55AM - 12:40PM

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Resume & Interview Boot Camp with Source Nerds 🤓

Join the team from Source Nerds as they discuss the do’s and don'ts of how to make a resume more impactful. They'll go over how to answer questions so the hiring manager remember you! After they'll have a live Q &A with the chat, for THREE $25 Starbucks Gift Cards. Tune in just for that alone! Remember there is a 10 second delay on the stream so get those questions in early!

With Laurie Gordon Managing Director, Source Nerds, Festival director Animaze

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

1:00PM - 1:10PM

Online

Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies VFX (MARZ VFX) 🛸

Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ) is a remote first Toronto-based VFX studio that started in 2018. We have been delivering feature-film quality on TV timelines by proprietary AI software, GPU clusters, game engine technology, and world-class industry talent.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

1:30PM - 1:40PM

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Wild Brain 🧠

WildBrain creates award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. Our animation studio in Vancouver has roots going back 30+ years, and we are now home to over 1000 artists letting our imaginations run wild!

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

2:00PM - 2:10PM

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Atomic Cartoons 🚀

Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District, Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood and LA. Atomic is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible work environment and we are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

2:15PM - 2:25PM

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Crooked City Studios 💥

Award-winning independent animation studio Solis Animation and internationally celebrated music group Rare Americans have joined forces to launch Crooked City Studios; a creative hub for animated content headquartered in Toronto.

With Leah Solis Producer, Solis Animation

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

2:30PM - 2:40PM

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Jam Filled 🍰

Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

2:45PM - 2:55PM

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Island of Misfits 👑

This island of misfits is rooted in inclusivity & family where highly skilled individuals come together to create groundbreaking work in a fun, talent-friendly encouraging atmosphere. Founded by industry veteran Dana Landry, we are an animation studio that strives to bring joy to the kid in all of us by creating content that sparks the imagination.

Moderator: Sherry Azim Managing Director, Source Nerds

3:20PM - 4:05PM

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How I Got my First Animation Job 💲💲🤑

Join this diverse group of animation grads from 2021 as they share the secrets of their success (or at least how they landed their first studio job during the 3rd wave of Covid). Stories and portfolio advice from last years grads.

With Molly Rhodes (Durham) Jr 3D Artist, Relish Entertainment Trang Bui (Seneca) Storyboard Revisionist, House of Cool Rachel Simon (Max the Mutt) Animator & Designer, Crooked City Studios

Portfolio Review Zone Schedule

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2D ANIMATION / VFX (A)

Reviewer/Specialty

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Franky Plata

Compositing

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Jack Tait

2D Animation

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Jason Lin

2D Animation Pipeline Technical Director

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Justine Howard

Senior 2D Visual FX

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Leah Alcantara

2D Animation Revision Supervisor

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Taehun Bang

Lead Animator

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STAAFI needs you!

We need some saavy Discord peeps to help out during either the Morning or Afternoon of Monday April 25th. It will be so fun. Meet other hive-minded animation loving weirdos.

Click HERE to submit your deets, and we'll get back to you so fast it will knock you right out of your chair. *note: it probably won't be that fast.*

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TAAFI is a non-profit volunteer organization, supported by many of the leading animation studios and industry organizations throughout the year as well as at each of the events. Without them we couldn't bring our programs to you, our audience.

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