Animation Movie Camp for LGTBQ2S Teens & Youth presented by the Toronto Animated Image Society and The 519

Animazing 2018

July 30 to August 24, 2018

Call for Applications deadline EXTENDED to July 8th

APPLY through The 519 HERE


Program details available below

Animazing 2018 is supported by the Air Canada Centre









Animazing 2017

July 31 to August 25, 2017

Watch the Films and See Images from Animazing 2017!




Animazing 2016

July 18 to August 12, 2016

Watch the Films and See Images from Animazing 2016!




What is Animazing?

Animazing is an animation art camp for up to ten (10) LGBTQ2S Teens and Youth, provided FREE of charge to selected applicants. Animazing is a paid program experience – those selected will each receive $500 for their participation, and assistance with public transportation costs!


Who can participate?

Animazing is for individuals 13 and 23 years old, who identify as an LGBTQ2S individual.


What will participants learn?

Animazing focuses on beginner skills development in animation. Participants completed their own 1-2 minute long animated movie from start to finish, and screened it for an audience!


Who will lead the activities?

The 2018 camp will be led by two LGBTQ2S mentors – Daniel Sterlin-Altman as our Animation Mentor, and The 519’s Program Assistant Julie Hamara as the Trans Youth Mentor. TAIS Outreach Coordinator, Andrea Vela Alarcón, will assist with program  coordination and delivery.


Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Julie Hamara at or by phone at 416.392.6867




What is the Toronto Animated Image Society?

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is a non-profit art centre dedicated to the art of animation. TAIS supports independent non-commercial animation art making, with a focus on skills development. We present animation to audiences via screenings, exhibitions, and through presentations by guest artists. We regularly partner with other groups and organizations to connect with new audiences, and to inspire artists of all ages to explore animation.



What is The 519?

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 is a charitable, non-profit organization that operates a community centre in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.




Funding for the 2016 and 2017 Animazing programs was provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, Artist and Community Collaboration program.

TAIS programming is presented with the support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts


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