TAAFI and CASO announce 2017 Animation / VFX Job Fair

Industry event designed to attract top talent and employers

TORONTO, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) will kick off this year's programming with its annual industry job fair. TAAFI is collaborating with Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) to host the TAAFI x CASO Animation VFX Job Fair in Toronto at George Brown College's Waterfront Campus on April 29, 2017.

The TAAFI x CASO Animation VFX Job Fair is a one-of-a-kind recruitment event connecting top studios with Canada's best animation, visual effects and gaming students and professionals.

"We expect this year's job fair be a top draw for studios, professionals and students from the industry," said Barnabas Wornoff, co-founder and chair, TAAFI. "In the past, we developed the job fair to accommodate the specific job-seeking and networking needs of our attendees. Partnering with CASO allows us to expand and connect our growing community with leading studios from Ontario."

The Exhibitors' Concourse will include studios and recruiting booths for networking with students and professionals. The job fair space will also feature an expanded Interview Zone that will enable recruiters to meet with potential candidates, one-on-one, to assess portfolios and view online demo reels. A Presentation Zone will also involve inspirational talks and informative presentations for attendees and recruiters.

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 jobfair@taafi.com.To see the growing list of attending studios, visit taafi.com/jobfair-2017.

WHAT: 

TAAFI x CASO Animation VFX Job Fair

WHEN: 

April 29, 2017 – 9am to 6pm

WHERE:

George Brown Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6

WHO:

Studios and attendees may register at taafi-caso-jobfair.eventbrite.ca

About the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI):

Founded in 2012, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to make Toronto the premiere international destination for animated arts and entertainment. TAAFI hosts a film festival and a variety of recurring industry and public events to create unique opportunities that connect animation artists and enthusiasts, and transform the way people create and view animation of all forms. Past TAAFI guests have included Eric Goldberg (Disney's Aladdin), Natasha Allegri (Frederator's Bee and PuppyCat) and Josh Cooley (Disney•Pixar's Inside Out).

Newsletter: taafi.com/subscribe 
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Twitter:twitter.com/thetaafi

About Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO):
CASO is a non-partisan, not-for-profit industry association committed to the growth and international competitiveness of Ontario's animation and visual effects industry, through advocacy, professional development, and marketing initiatives.

Website: www.casont.ca 
Facebook:facebook.com/Computer-Animation-Studios-of-Ontario 
Twitter: twitter.com/CASOntario

SOURCE Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Celestial, TAAFI Publicist, (289)-387-0917, pr@taafi.com

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