Toronto Animated Image Society is thrilled to announce the award winners from the 12th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase for the TAIS Showcase Jury Awards – Grand Prize and Best Anijam, and the Audience Awards for Best Short Film and Best Anijam.
WINNER – JURY AWARD – GRAND PRIZE – BEST SHORT
A mysterious pig disappearance brings chaos to a small town.
Cecilia Corzo is a London raised animator studying animation at the Royal College of Art. Her films are colourful and often reminiscent of her Cuban heritage.
Comment from the Jury:
“We love this silly and poignant film with its ingenious scene transitions and abstracted dialogue.”
HONOURABLE MENTION – JURY AWARD – BEST SHORT
A surreal street race through hell and back!
Jeron Braxton is a creative director based in Indiana. He primarily utilizes animation, music production, and graphic design to realize his imagination.
Comment from the Jury:
“Dense, strong work with amazing visuals and sound. Mind melding.”
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT
The Curious Tale of Aunt Binks
Canada, 7:43, 2018, stop motion
A young girl named Abby travels to visit her dear Aunt Binks, but finds herself in a peculiar situation when her Aunt Binks is nothing like she expected.
Gentle Giants is made up of eleven Sheridan College animation students: Andrew Komer, Austin Faber, Darcy Morgan, Esther Cheung, Evan Perusse, Jenna Feltham, Joseph Bertrand, Niko Powell, Turcin Soylu, Tyler Nardone, and Vivian Zhou. They all come from diverse backgrounds but share the same passion for storytelling and animation.
RUNNER UP – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT
Boys, beers, and bras.
Laura Hodkin is an animator and illustrator based in London. She is currently studying at the Royal College of Art.
HONOURABLE MENTIONS – JURY AWARD – BEST ANIJAM
RUNNER UP – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST ANIJAM
TAIS’ Fan Fiction Anjiam 2018
With 12 entries in 2018, these 10-second animations are mash-up masterpieces, with creative never-before-seen combos that hint at unique universes filled with familiar characters.
(in order of appearance):
Chris Jack, Toronto
Kathryn Wehrle, Toronto *not in juried competition
Mawrgan Shaw, Toronto
Tommy Truong, Vaughan
Lynn Dana Wilton, Unionville
Miguel Bettencourt, York
Paul Scott, Toronto
Tami Poliwoda, Thornhill
Lucas Gilberson, Calgary
Vivian Saad, São Paulo, Brazil
Mike Robbyns, Toronto
Alvaro Giraldo, Lima, Perú
The 2018 Showcase is presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.
Additional support is provided through the following partner organizations, and local businesses: