Call for Submissions: TAIS Anijam

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Call for Submissions

Entries are now open for the 2017 Anijam
DEADLINE June 30, 2017 (by midnight).


Each year, TAIS’ Anijam features 10 second long animated films submitted under a theme, which are compiled and screened at the TAIS Annual Animation Showcase.

New this year, the Showcase Jury’s pick for Best Anijam will be awarded a cash prize and in-kind studio use toward production of a short animated project for presentation at TAIS Showcase in 2018.



The 2017 theme is BIG EYES, Sharp Teeth

In 2017, TAIS invites Anijams that bite off more than they can chew. 10 seconds of the kind of piercing glare that won’t let you look away. Smiles that shine from across a room. Knowing looks, mixed with warning growls. With bared fangs and wide-eyed wonder we’re asking: What do these eyes see? Nursing bite marks through clenched jaws, grinning wildly we want to know: What is betrayed by body language?  Is attitude really everything? This year’s theme also channels classic cartoon and fairy tale tropes, and is an opportunity to play with basic storytelling concepts, and whether something is a threat, an invitation, or something else entirely…


The 2017 TAIS Animation Showcase and Anijam is scheduled for July 29, 2017.
QUESTIONS? Contact Jenn Snider, TAIS Managing Director –


The 2017 Showcase is presented with the support of Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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