OUr Mission

Bigger, better, TAF-er every year
Thessaloniki Animation Festival was founded in 2015 and it's being hosted by ADDART, in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki (GR) and the Department of Tourism. 

Our aim is to share our passion for the art of animation. Therefore, every year we put our heart and soul into making this festival a unique experience, presenting exclusive content from international festivals, new artists from all around the globe, special guests and various happenings.

MEET OUR TEAM

  • Stavros Savvaidis

    Producer

  • Dimitris Savvaidis

    Director
  • Marcin J. Sobczak

    Artistic Director
  • Chrisa Gkouma

    Program & Communication
    Manager
  • Nassia Kefala

    Lead Designer

  • Alexandra Gkouma

    Social Media Manager

  • Stefania Chatzichristou

    Graphic Designer
  • Magda Vaz

    Production Assistant
    Volunteer
  • Natália Lucas

    Production Assistant
    Volunteer
  • Silvana Valente

    Production Assistant
    Volunteer
  • Maria Averi

    Graphic Designer
    Intern
  • Christos Melas

    Content Assistant
    Intern 
  • Angeliki Kontoni

    Assistant Programmer
  • Donatela Nika

    Assistant Programmer
  • Dimitris Savvaidis

    Director

    Stavros Savvaidis

    Producer

    Marcin J. Sobczak

    Artistic Director
  • Chrisa Gkouma

    Programmer
    Communication Manager

    Nassia Kefala

    Lead Designer

    Dimitris Kazantzis

    Coordinator
  • Alexandra Gkouma

    Social Media
    Manager

    Stefania Chatzichristou

    Graphic Designer

    Magda Vaz

    Production Assistant
    Volunteer
  • Natália Lucas

    Production Assistant
    Volunteer

    Silvana Valente

    Production Assistant
    Volunteer

    Maria Averi

    Graphic Designer
    Intern
  • Donatela Nika

    Assistant Programmer

    Angeliki Kontoni

    Assistant Programmer

    Christos Melas

    Content Assistant
    Intern 
ADDART was founded in February 2014 in Thessaloniki (GR), as a “creative core” aiming to promote arts and culture. Along with valuable contribution by artists and creators from Greece and all over the world, it has been active in multiple fields of audiovisual and digital arts, such as graphic arts, comics, multimedia, documentaries and animation. Moreover, since 2015, ADDART has established Thessaloniki Animation Festival (TAF), an evolving international festival that is having a greater impact on the world through the years.

Today, our team has grown larger and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic! We have been consolidating our presence in the animation industry, through international collaborations and productions. In parallel, as we are fond of the visual communication in general, we keep on working on the creative fields of graphic design, branding/visual identity and illustration.

THESSALONIKI

Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη, also familiarly known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its nickname is η Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévousa), literally "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa) or "co-reigning" city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople. The municipality of Thessaloniki had 1,012,297 inhabitants in 2011.Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center; it is a major transportation hub for Greece and southeastern Europe, notably through the Port of Thessaloniki. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Thessaloniki was the 2014 European Youth Capital.

The city of Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. The city's main university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece and the Balkans. Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. In 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine (Foreign Direct Investments) declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.

Thessaloniki has the biggest film festival of Greece and it has also over 4 short film festival and 2 comics festival but not a single Animation. It has the largest student population of Greece over 120.000 students. Also there are 4 departments of Art Schools in Aristotele University Fine Arts, Theater, Music and Cinema.
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