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TAAFI 2020 | Feb 14- 16

A weekend of animated films that will blow your mind! Animation is returning to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema to cure your frozen February blues. This year we have some new things in store including the Canadian premieres of Away, Another Day Of Life and the award winning kids series The Bravest Knight.

General Pass: $139 | Student Pass: $79
Pass includes: Friday Cocktail Kickoff - 5 feature films - 70+ short films - Opening + closing ceremonies

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General Admission: $15
Kids under 12 (Kids Block Only): Free



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14


7:00 PM: Away & Opening Ceremony (Feature 1)
Told in four chapters, a young boy travels across a mysterious land, crossing barren deserts and beautiful forests, all the while being pursued by a relentless dark spirit. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island.

Away will be preceded by the TAAFI Film Festival’s Opening Ceremonies, included in the ticket.

9:30 PM: Another Day of Life (Feature 2)
An official Cannes selection and winner of the European Film Award for Best Animated Film, Another Day of Life is a daringly ambitious dive into the chaos of war, based on the book by the journalist Ryszard “Ricardo” Kapuscinski, one of the world’s most compelling chroniclers of conflict.



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15


10:00 AM: Saturday Morning Kids Time (Shorts Block 1)
Join us as we premiere brand new episodes of Strange Chores and the Canadian Premiere of The Braves Knight! Kids under 12 get in free for this program!

12:15 PM: Bunuel in the Labyrinth of The Turtles (Feature 3)
The true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from master filmmaker Bunuel’s filmography to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose

3:00 PM: The Mysteries of Life (Shorts Block 2)
In this program we explore the human condition and how, even in the most troubling times, you can still find hope.

5:15 PM: The Oddball Collection (Shorts Block 3)
It’s back! The program that will entertain or have you scratching your head going “what did I just watch?” We can’t confirm if evil clowns will be back but you can be sure you will see some very very weird…stuff.

7:30 PM: Okko’s Inn (Feature 4)
The latest feature from director Kitaro Kosaka delivers a rare ghost story that – despite several floating characters – is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.

10:30 PM: Adult Swim Presents: Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal and The Shivering Truth (Feature 5)
TAAFI is proud to present Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal along with a new episode of The Shivering Truth.



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16


10:00 AM: Sunday Morning Cartoon Pajama Party (Shorts Block 4)
Don’t bother dressing up, come in your PJ’s and watch some brand new cartoons that will make you relive your childhood memories - or create new ones.

12:15 PM: Sheridan College Selected Films of 2019 (Shorts Block 5)
One of the top animation schools in the world showcases select films from 2019

2:15 PM: Flight of the Imagination (Shorts Block 6)
Award-winning stories featuring cosmic children, the journey of a mother bird searching for her son and a variety of breathtaking animation.

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