AWARD WINNERS – 12th Annual ANIMATION SHOWCASE

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.

ON SATURDAY, JULY 28th, TAIS presented the 12th annual TAIS Animation Showcase and Anijam competition (10-second long micro animations).
 
From the programme featuring 18 short animated film finalists and 12 Anijam entries, TAIS Guest Jury comprised of Amy Lockhart, Paloma Dawkins, and Rory Waudby-Tolley selected the winners for the Jury Awards for 2018.  The audience who gathered for the screening (our biggest ever) also selected the winners for two Audience Awards
 

CONGRATULATIONS

WINNER – JURY AWARD – GRAND PRIZE – BEST SHORT


The Missing Pig 
Cecilia Corzo
United Kingdom, 4:04, 2018, hand drawn

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


Octane
Jeron Braxton
United States, 6:04, 2018, 3D

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.”


CONGRATULATIONS

WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT

The Curious Tale of Aunt Binks 
Gentle Giants
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

Haley and Joanna
Laura Hodkin
United Kingdom, 2:46, 2018, hand drawn

Boys, beers, and bras.

Laura Hodkin is an animator and illustrator based in London. She is currently studying at the Royal College of Art.


CONGRATULATIONS

WINNER – JURY AWARD – BEST ANIJAM


Trippy childhood
Alvaro Giraldo
Lima, Perú
2018


HONOURABLE MENTIONS – JURY AWARD – BEST ANIJAM


Alrighty then: searching for Animal
Vivian Saad
São Paulo, Brazil
2018


CONGRATULATIONS

WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST ANIJAM


Trippy childhood
Alvaro Giraldo
Lima, Perú
2018


RUNNER UP – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST ANIJAM


Fan_tasy
Kathryn Wehrle
Toronto, Ontario
2018


RUNNER UP – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST ANIJAM


Spider-Man Homecoming
Paul Scott
Toronto, Ontario
2018


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.

2018 TAIS Anijam: FAN FICTION Edition from TAIS on Vimeo.

Anijams by

(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.

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Additional support is provided through the following partner organizations, and local businesses:

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