"I had heard glowing things about THU from a number of friends who’d attended over the years, but I never fully understood their enthusiasm until I attended myself as a speaker. Unlike other events with clear divisions between VIPs, speakers, and attendees, THU has no such barriers. From the moment we all arrived, everyone was made to feel included with regular social gatherings and encouraged to mingle, collaborate, and learn together. I didn’t feel like I made new contacts, I felt like I’d made new friends, people I can’t wait to see again at the next gathering of the Tribe."
“How I would describe THU: Joyous. Surprising. Passionate. Egalitarian. Connective. Insane. Inspiring. And fun. THU is what you get when people who truly love art, creativity, exploration and a great time share that love with others to make something beautiful and alive. So glad to be part of the Tribe! It's always fun to talk to people who are passionate about film-making and animation and creativity, and are interested to learn more. I remember what it meant to me, when I was starting in the industry, when people who'd had a lot more experience would take the time to talk to me, so I'm really looking forward to making new friends and sharing what I know.”
“I think at THU, something special is happening. Throughout all the connections that people establish, I feel there are hidden talents that didn't dare to express themselves fully before, which finally dare to step into the light and embrace their art.”
“Like a baby tasting sugar for the first time, I could not get enough of THU! My heart is still bursting with inspiration from our beloved festival. I wish everyone in the world of creatives could experience such a unique and soulful event. Unlike anything I have ever experienced!”
"I've been to conventions and art events before, but nothing like THU. To me, it felt like Space Camp or something. You have hundreds of artists gathering for a week with no other goal than to enrich each other and themselves. It’s an amazing experience. I was very humbled to be there and to experience it alongside my art heroes."
“This event changed my life. Literally. So many memories, new and long lasting friendships, and so humbling to be around such talented people”
Senior animator at Pixar Animation Studios
Every year, hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds and areas of the industry attend the Main Event. This means we’re bringing together different perspectives, breaking industry patterns, and helping creators get out of their comfort zone.
Are you looking for a job or a new career path? We have two days dedicated to recruitment during the Main Event, where the best companies look for talent in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re looking for freelance work, partners for a new project, or to build your network, this is also the place for you.
We know what it’s like to feel out of place at events, and that’s why we make sure THU is a safe space where people feel comfortable to connect with fellow creators and access opportunities without the stress factor.
We’re constantly changing things up and creating new event dynamics, so every edition is unique. We also take pride in having a schedule where no day is the same, keeping the Tribe busy and inspired with activities from 9am to 2am.
Our Tribe includes creators from all walks of life: students, juniors, seniors, you name it. We are all the same, and the Tribe is a community of people who believe in kindness and build each other up.
Allow yourself to dream, remember why you started, and fall in love with your craft all over again. THU takes you on a trip through different forms of expression, allows you to rediscover traditional arts, and helps you find inspiration in unexpected creative areas, such as food and music.
In 2019, the Tribe celebrated the arrival of the Seventh Unicorn in Malta. He taught us the greatest lesson of all: it is only when you look at the world through the eyes of your inner child that you are capable of truly seeing it.
2018 was the year we moved to Malta, shattering our comfort zone and bringing the Tribe on a journey of self-exploration and possibilities. Together, we unlocked new views of the world and embraced the unknown instead of fearing it.
The THU team grew in 2016, and so did the Tribe. The Tribe’s different approach to the industry began setting a new standard for these kinds of events, changing the scenario for the future of Digital Entertainment.
From humble beginnings come great things! THU was born from a simple idea: bringing the world's brightest creative talent to a place where everyone can get together, connect, learn from each other, and feel a sense of belonging.