Sat 26.11.2016 / 12:00 / Annis, main theatre

Short film series / 65:00 min.

Turku Animated Film Festival (TAFF) was organized in August 2016 for the first time. The newcomer found its place immediately among the map of international festivals bringing together animation professionals around the world to talk about their work and films.

The screening includes favourites from the festival organizers and films that were rewarded by the audience and the jury. The program curated by the creative director Joni Männistö of TAFF includes a selection from the top of international animation that will present short animation in all its diversity.


ME BY YOU / David Buob / Germany / 2016 / 5 min

Life is like an animated film, a never-ending chain of multiple changes, but tell me how from such a colorful flow can emerge something like melancholy?



SHIPS OF YEARS PAST / Georgiy Boguslavskiy / Russia / 2015 / 15 min

This is his last day on the ship as a sea captain before two lanky and nasty bureaucrats writing him off ashore. And now the old captain is left on a tiny island, with enough place only for the Lighthouse.



ERLKING / Georges Schwizgebel / Switzerland / 2015 / 6 min

A father rides with his son through the forest. The sick child thinks he sees the Erlking, who both charms and frightens him. Based on Goethe’s poem Erlkönig and the music of Schubert and Liszt.



LUCKY / K. C. Geißer & I. C. Geißer / Germany / 2015 / 11 min

Lucky is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility?



THREE FITTED FLIES / E. Morais & M. Álvarez / Estonia/Latvia / 2015 / 8 min

Scorching summer in the village, an old woman tries to bring her late husband back by means of twisted rituals.



DOT / Kristjan Holm / Estonia / 2015 / 4 min

Once there was a kingdom of Darkness…



KUKUSCHA / Dina Velikovskaya / Russia / 2016 / 9 min

Kukuscha is a bird that is in love with the sun.



SUPERBIA / Luca Tóth / Hungary/Czech Republic/Slovakia / 16 min

The native people of the surrealistic land of Suberbia, where men and women form separate societies, face the changes sparked by the first equal couple in their history.