CALL for Submissions – The 16th Annual TAIS Showcase


CALL for Submissions – The 16th Annual TAIS Showcase

ENTRIES will open May 5th on FilmFreeway for the 2022 TAIS Animation Showcase!

The TAIS Animation Showcase celebrates the best independent animation shorts from Canada and around the world. Our Showcase is a snapshot of contemporary animation today, featuring a diverse range of possibilities in the animated image.

The 16th Annual TAIS Showcase will take place from October 14th to 16th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It will consist of the Showcase Gala screening event, a Special Screening, and public workshops.


Regular Deadline July 24th (11:59 pm EDT) / $10.00 USD
Late Deadline August 14th (11:59 pm EDT) / $15.00 USD

TAIS Members submit for FREE for the Regular Deadline

*Consider becoming a member! Supporting Membership is $20.00 CAD.

All artists/filmmakers selected for the TAIS Showcase will receive an Artist Fee.

Submit on FilmFreeway HERE

Jury Award for Animation Short
Jury Award for Anijam
Audience Choice Animation Short
Audience Choice Award for Anijam


-TAIS prioritizes the payment of artist fees. Showcase artists will be paid a screening fee for the presentation of their film at the TAIS Animation Showcase 2022 ($88-$133 CAD.)

-Only independent animated films completed within the last 2 years may be entered.
-Eligibility is restricted to animated films including narrative and experimental animation of any genre and medium.

-Films should be no more than 15 minutes in length.

-We accept films in any language. If your film is not in English please include subtitles if needed.

-Screeners must be submitted by the REGULAR deadline on July 24th (11:59 pm EDT) OR by the LATE deadline on August 14th (11:59 pm EDT).

-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.

-Accepted filmmakers will be notified by email and are required to confirm their participation by the given deadline.

-If accepted, filmmakers are responsible for delivering their festival exhibition copy (Quicktime Pro Res 1920 x 1080 48HZ), press stills, and press kit on time.