More than 30 companies are slated to exhibit at the festival’s annual job fair being held this year at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus.
TORONTO -- The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) will kick off this year’s programming with its annual job fair. TAAFI is once again partnering with Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) to host the TAAFI x CASO 2018 Animation/VFX Job Fair in Toronto at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus on May 5, 2018.
The TAAFI x CASO Animation/VFX Job Fair connects top studios with Canada's best animation, visual effects and gaming students and professionals.
“This year’s job fair will once again be a top draw for studios, professionals and students in the industry,” said Barnabas Wornoff, co-founder and chair, TAAFI. “Last year’s attendance proved that, not only do we have a sizable and versatile industry in Ontario, we also understand the importance of making connections in the industry. TAAFI and CASO are delighted to continue providing this job-seeking, recruitment and networking opportunity for our community.”
The Exhibitors’ Concourse will include more than 30 studios and recruiting booths for networking with students and professionals. The job fair space will also feature a Portfolio Zone that allows attendees to meet directly with senior artists and receive feedback on portfolios and demo reels. An expanded Presentation Zone will also involve inspirational talks and informative presentations for attendees and recruiters.
Last year’s Job Fair was attended by more than 1,200 industry professionals and students. It included more than 25 companies and schools representing Ontario’s animation, VFX and gaming industries, as well as studios from Montreal and Winnipeg. Toronto Mayor John Tory also made a keynote speech at the event.
The event is free for students and professionals to attend and connect with studios. Companies that are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship can inquire about availability with the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail). To (link sends e-mail) see the growing list of attending studios, visit (link sends e-mail) taafi.com/animationjobfair.com.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.