14th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase Jury

Many thanks to the jury, who worked hard and collaborated on selecting the Grand Prize Winner, and Anijam Competition Winner for this year!

Geneviève Wallen

Photocredit: Laurence Philomene

Geneviève Wallen is a Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal-based independent curator and writer. She obtained a BFA in Art History at Concordia University (2012) and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University (2015). Wallen’s practice is informed by diasporic narratives, intersectional feminism, intergenerational dialogues, BIPOC alternative futurities and healing platforms. Her ongoing research focuses on the notion of longevity as a methodology for resistance and care work in the arts. Her most recent curated exhibition, Made of Honey, Gold, and Marigold (2020), was on view at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. Wallen contributed essays for C magazine and the anthology Other Places; Reflections on Media Arts in Canada, edited by Deanna Bowen. She is an Exhibition Coordinator at Fofa Gallery, a member of YTB (Younger than Beyoncé) collective, and is the co-initiator (with Marsya Maharani) of Souped Up! a thematic dinner series conceived to carve spaces for care and support building among BIPOC curators and cultural workers.

Instagram handle: Wallen_curates


Thịnh Nguyễn

Thịnh Nguyễn is a Vietnamese animation filmmaker currently based in Copenhagen. Thịnh has a deep passion in making films with limited animation style, naive character designs, yet sophisticated storytelling. https://thinh-nguyen.com


Nienke Deutz

Nienke Deutz is a director and animator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Exploring the narrative and formal possibilities animated film has to offer, she combes various animation techniques and ways of storytelling. She studied fine arts in Maastricht and got her master degree in animation at the school of arts in Ghent, Belgium. Her debut film Bloeistraat 11 won over 30 awards including the Cristal for best short film in Annecy, the grand prix at Stuttgart Festival of animated film and the grand prix at Tokyo Anime Award festival. She is currently working as a freelance animator/director and will soon start the production of her new short film The miracle II. http://nienkedeutz.com/