Screening the best in independent Canadian and International animated short films + the 2018 Anijam competition


12th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase

Entries are now open for the 2018 Animation Showcase
DEADLINE May 28, 2018 (by midnight)



TAIS Members in good standing may SUBMIT via TAIS submission form BELOW at no charge


All Non-members must submit via FilmFreeway ($5.00 CDN fee applies)


Each year, the TAIS Animation Showcase presents the best local, national and international independent animation talent. With films from a variety of medium, genres and styles, this annual Showcase programme aims to exemplify the unlimited possibilities of animation filmmaking.

The 2018 TAIS Animation Showcase is scheduled for July 28, 2018.
QUESTIONS? Contact Jenn Snider, Executive Director –

The 2018 Showcase is presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts


-Any frame-by-frame or computer-assisted animated film or video completed within the last 2 years may be entered
-Films must be no more than 10 minutes in length
-Films must be submitted by Monday, May 28th, 2018 (by midnight)
-The person(s) submitting the film must either be the creator of the film or have express permission from the creator of the film to submit it.
-The creator(s) of the film must have the rights or express permission to use all materials used in the film


-Works selected must be available in Quick Time file format, sized at 1920 x 1080 / codec Prores, sound 48hz. These are the SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
-Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway, or by providing us the Dropbox URL for download, or by sending us a link to the film on Vimeo (if password protected you must provide the password).

We require:
-two 1920 x 1080 JPG or PNG or TIFF still images from the film with each submission
-Brief biography of the filmmaker

We’d also like to see *optional
-a link to an Artist CV/resume or equivalent listing of animation exhibitions/screenings info for last 3-5 years (artist website url).


-All selected artists will receive an artist fee in accordance with IMAA recommended rates. Fee amounts are based upon the length of the selected work(s).  All fees will be remitted in Canadian dollars.

What is IMAA?

-Awards will be granted by a jury and via an audience choice award. No cash value for the award.

A $5.00 submission fee is required for Non-members /  no charge for TAIS Members (membership # required)
-All material must be submitted by Monday, May 28th, 2018 (by midnight) or it will not be considered
-Films may be kept within TAIS Library for research purposes only


For Non-members 


For TAIS Members

Step One:

For TAIS Members in good standing, complete the submission form found below, and be sure to include hyperlinks to the work(s) you are submitting for consideration. Also include film/video credit details as well as screening format details (film projection, digital projection). 

Step Two:

Combine all additional materials into a single email, and send to TAIS at with the Subject: TAIS Animation Showcase submission


Combine all additional materials into a single file and upload using the option available on the form (please note there are limitations re: file sizes)






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