Full list in development


Benjamin Edelberg

Director from 2014 – 2017

Benjamin Edelberg is a Chicago-born, Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. He served as TAIS board member and member of the Executive: Secretary from 2014-2017. His work has been shown at galleries and film festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Whippersnapper Gallery, and Videofag. More info available at benjaminedelberg.org

Michael Enzbrunner

Michael Enzbrunner

Director from 2016 – 2017

Michael Enzbrunner, or Enzi for short, is a character animator and visual artist living in Toronto. He graduated at the University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Hannover, Germany with a diploma in Design for Electronic Media. Since then he has worked on animated features, TV shows and as freelance illustrator. His independent work, which is influenced by pop culture phenomena include drawings, paintings, comics, computer animations and, most recently, experiences for VR.

Farah Yusuf

Farah Yusuf

Director from 2016 – 2017

Farah Yusuf is an independent curator and art writer with a strong focus on New Media art. She has over 15 years experience in motion graphics and digital animation. Farah holds an MA in Experimental Digital Media from the University of Waterloo and a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practices at OCAD University where she was the recipient of the Curatorial Practice Medal and Governor General’s Academic Medal. Past curatorial projects include Eutopia at the Textile Museum of Canada, Corpus Lucida: 12th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition at InterAccess Media Art Centre, Babel on Rosetta Stone at Gallery 1313 and Future Forward at OCADU for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in 2011.

Katie Kotler'

Katie Kotler

Director from 2015 – 2017

Katie Kotler is a Toronto-based visual artist, musician and writer with a practice in installation and animation. Her work is concerned with incorporating digital animation in a physical space. She completed her MFA at OCAD University (2016), and her work has been shown with Pleasure Dome, Milk Glass Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, OCAD University, the Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Bluestockings magazine, Arboretum Festival and as part of the Angell Gallery’s Toronto Digital Projects. In 2016 she was a Digital Artist-in-Residence at Studio Beat. Katie is the curator of TAIS upcoming exhibition “Diamonds + Thunderbolts”, which will be presented at Trinity Square Video in 2017. Katie also works as the Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre. More info available at katiekotler.com


Nick Fox-Gieg

Director from 2012 – 2016

Nick Fox-Gieg is an animator based in Toronto and New York. His film The Orangewon the jury prize for Best Animated Short at SXSW 2010; Nick’s films have also screened at the Ottawa, Rotterdam, and TIFF film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and on CBC TV. Nick was awarded an Eyebeam Fellowship in 2012, a Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands in 2006, and has received media arts grants from Bravo!FACT, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the arts councils of Ontario, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and West Virginia. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.


Brett Long

Director from 2015 – 2016

Brett Long is an independent stop motion filmmaker. Known online and throughout art scenes for his high concept and innovative approach on music videos and live projections under the alias “Exploding Motor Car” – a Toronto artists collective. Brett has worked on both commercial and independent projects. He has directed and animated multiple music videos and has been involved in many short films and documentary’s. He has recently worked at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on TV shows such as SuperMansion and Robot Chicken in L.A. Brett experiments combining old with new in-camera film techniques. He has achieved completing a highly technical process on a stop motion project for virtual reality called “In Dubitably” and is focused to further develop more techniques in the format.


Madi Piller

Director from 2002 – 2004
President from 2004 – 2015
Madi Piller was born in Lima, Peru. She is a filmmaker, animator, programmer and independent curator based in Toronto, Canada. Her films and installations have been presented at film festivals, alternative spaces and contemporary art venues nationally and internationally. Her work has been produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. International residencies include Museum Quartier21 in Vienna, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in the Yukon, and the Independent Imaging Retreat in Durham, Ontario. Madi’s past curatorial work include several commissioning projects for the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) including Eleven in Motion: Abstract Expressions in Animation in partnership with Christopher Cutts Gallery and presented at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Hello Amiga at Trinity Square Video, Toronto; OP ART Re-Imaged: Imaginable Spaces, co-curated by Kate Wilson in partnership with the Women’s Art Resource Centre and Trinity Square Video, Toronto; and, The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalieswww.madipiller.com


Oliver Vidovic

Director from 2012 – 2014

Leslie Supnet

Director from 2012 – 2013

Craig Marshall

Director/Vice-President from 2007 – 2014

Mitchell Lauzon

Director from 2007 – 2012

Neil LaPointe

Director from 2007 – 2012

Ruth Tait

Director/Treasurer from 2007 – 2012

Jeffrey Tran

Director from 2007 – 2012

Bob Wiseman

Director from 2007 – 2012

Bryce Hallett

Director from 2004 – 2006
Secretary from 2006 – 2012

Patrick Jenkins

Director/President from 1998 – 2001