Each year, TAIS' Animation Showcase features the best local, national and international independent animation talent. This annual Showcase programme aims to highlight the unlimited possibilities of animation filmmaking.

2016 TAIS Animation Showcase

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10th Annual TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE
Saturday, July 30 – 7:00PM at Geary Lane
360 Geary Ave. Toronto (North of Dupont off Dufferin)

Screening the best in independent Canadian and international animated short films, the results of the 2016 Anijam competition, and a new work in VR by artist Michael Enzbrunner.

The 2016 jury of animation artists and curators selected films for the Jury awards. Jury members: Terril Calder, Isaac King, Rhayne Vermette, and Farah Yusuf  – full bios available HERE. The audience voted on Audience Awards.

The TAIS Anjiam competition took the theme Disaster! Fourteen micro animations were submitted, created by animators who have been given no guidelines beyond the theme and time cap, come prepared for anything.


2016 Winners

WINNER – JURY AWARD – GRAND PRIZE
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM

Mr. Madila or the Colour of Nothing (Rory Waudby-Tolley, United Kingdom, 2015)

HONOURABLE MENTION – JURY AWARD – GRAND PRIZE

Continuum (Noncedo Khumalo, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2016)

HONOURABLE MENTION – JURY AWARD – GRAND PRIZE

Last Judgement (Junyi Xiao, United States, 2015)

HONOURABLE MENTION – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM

Le clitoris (Lori Malépart-Traversy, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2016)

WINNER – JURY AWARD – BEST ANIJAM
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST ANIJAM

William Allinson, Toronto, Canada, 2016

HONOURABLE MENTION – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST ANIJAM

Evan DeRushieToronto, Canada, 2016

 


2015 TAIS Animation Showcase

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9th Annual TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE
Saturday, July 25 – 7:00PM at CineCycle
129 Spadina (Alleyway Coach House)

The Toronto Animated Image Society presented the 9th Annual TAIS Independent Animation Showcase – The Psychedelic Anijam Edition.

The audience and a jury consisting of media artists Philippe Blanchard and Susan Justin voted on the films for four awards, with prizes from PIX Film, Trattoria Mercatto, Silver Snail Comics, Spectacular Optical and a grand prize of a full year-long dual-membership to TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The Anjiam section of the TAIS Showcase was a wild, explosive, mind-altering collection of 10-second animated shorts created by animators with no guidelines beyond this year’s theme of “Psychedelic.”


2015 Winners

Jury Award for Best Short Film: COSMOETICO (Martina Scarpelli, Italy)
Jury Award for Best Anijam: Michael Enzbrunner (Toronto, CAN)

Audience Award for Best Short Film: LIFE WITH HERMAN H. ROTT (Chintis Lundgren, Estonia/Croatia/Denmark)
Audience Award for Best Anijam: Paul Scott (Toronto, CAN)