Asia in My Mind: Screening and Talk with Nobuaki Doi, The Japan Foundation,Toronto

Nuit Blanche, Ottawa HELLO AMIGA – Ottawa International Animation Festival

Co-presentation with TAAFI: Japanese Indie Animation

TAIS Showcase and UFO Anijam 2013 at Cinecycle

Co-presentation with Inside Out: Mixed Shorts, Art Therapy at Bell Lightbox

Co-presentation with Images Festival: Live Images, Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project JODIE MACK at Cinecycle

Co-presentation with Toronto Jewish Film Festival: The Rabbi’s Cat at Innis Town Hall

Co-presentation with aluCine Film Festival: Shorts for Shorties

TAIS at HIFF Halifax Independent Film Festival


HELLO AMIGA premieres at Trinity Square Video

TAIS Co-Presentation with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

The Better Sex of Animation: Films by Signe Baumane

Workshop – Stereo 3D Stop Motion Workshop with Evan DeRushie

Workshop – Scanning and Digital Painting Workshop with Sonya Carey

Workshop – Puppet Building Workshop with Philip Eddolls

TAIS Showcase 2012 – @ the NFB Mediatheque

Anijam 2012 – Theme: Technical Difficulties

Residency Remembering Helen Hill: A Mentorship Residency with Amy Lockhart

Workshop – Advanced Animation with Willy Ashworth

Workshop – Simple Silhouette and Paper Puppets with Lynn Wilton

Workshop – Classical Animation on Paper: 101 with Bryce Hallett

The 8 Fest Small-Gauge Film Festival – Adventures in Animationland


aluCine Festival & TAIS co-presentation

Reel Asian Film Festival & TAIS co-presentation: Creatures

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) & TAIS co-presentation: The Flight of Birds and Sacred Spirits Live Videomusic Performances by Freida Abtan and Zazalie Z.

Flight of Birds by Freida Abtan: The flight of birds is a mytho-poetic look at the realm of the spirit. Women draped in peacock feathers release invisible birds from their cages. Movements of the body are abstracted to fill the empty space. There, they seem to harden into wings, extending the body towards flight.

EKRAN: Toronto Polish Film Festival: Animation Program

DRIFT: The Elements

These digital animations drift across subway platforms on the Onestop Network of TTC screens, without interruption from the usual news and advertisements for 12 hours, beginning at 7pm on October 1st, 2011, for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

Gil Alkabetz – Retrospective & Workshop Presented at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011 and at the National Film Board in Toronto.

Eleven in Motion exhibition at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery

TAIS SHOWCASE 2011 and Bunny Jam – The Toronto Animated Image Society

May Incubator/Animator Meet-up with special guests John Porcellino and Mathew den Boer


Keiichi Tanaami Animation Retrospective | a Benefit for Japan

Master Class: Collage Animation using the 16mm Oxberry Stand with James MacSwain

TAIS Co-presents Canadian Artist Spotlight: James MacSwain Screening at The Images Festival

Elemental Magic Workshop: An Organic Approach to Special Effects Animation with Joseph Gilland. Book Signing

From Ecstasy to Rapture: 50 Years of the other Spanish Cinema – Sessions 3 & 4


TAIS Co-presents Animation & Shorts Program at Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival




In Situ: Site-Specific Explorations

NUIT BLANCHE @ THE RHINO — Local Animations All Night Long





TAIS OPEN HOUSE and Artscape Liberty Village Open Studio Event

THE FUTURE IS NOW: HD IN THE PRE-STANDARDIZED AGE: A Community Panel for Animators, Media Art Creators, Producers, Distributors, Exhibitors and Production Centres

Master Class with James MacSwain

March Incubator – Here Comes the Sun Edition

Elemental Magic: The Art of Special Effects Animation with Joseph Gilland

Book Signing with Joseph Gilland at The Labyrinth

Classic Animation on Paper 101 Workshop

Stop-Motion Special Effects Animation Workshop

Experimenting Under the Camera Workshop

February Incubator – Snowcopalypse Edition

Introduction to Final Cut Pro Editing workshop

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

From Ecstasy to Rapture: TAIS co-presents two animated programs as part of The Free Screen at Tiff Cinematheque

January Incubator and Potluck event

ARC Holiday Party 2010

December Incubator

TAIS Co-presents Animation & Shorts Program at Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival

Obsessions: Inspired by Paintings book launch, music & screening event co-presented by This is Not a Reading Series

TAIS co-presents Koji Yamamura: Mastery of the Form Spotlight at Reel Asian International Film Festival

November Incubator

In Situ: Site-Specific Explorations commissioned animation project screens on the Onestop Media Network of TTC screens

October Incubator

Eleven in Motion Exhibit Opening and DVD Launch at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

September Incubator

Mural Routes Community Unveiling Celebration

August Incubator

Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival Screening

July Incubator

TAIS Showcase & Aqua Jam Screening

TAIS OPEN HOUSE and Artscape Liberty Village Open Studio Event

June Showers Incubator

Hd Panel – The Future is Now: HD in the pre-standardized Age

May Flowers Incubator

Pixilation Weekend Workshop

Co-presentation with The Images Festival

April Incubator

Sheldon Cohen Retrospective

One-on-one consultations with Animator Sheldon Cohen

Digital Rotoscoping Workshop

Classic Animation on Paper workshop with Bryce Hallett

March Incubator: Winter Blahs Edition

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Under the Camera: Camera Fundamentals and Animation Techniques Workshop

February incubator: Cinnamon Hearts edition

Workshop with Jean Detheux & Studio Artist software

Waltzing with Susanna: Performance with Jean Detheux, Lori Freedman, Scott Thomson & Susanna Hood

Jean Detheux: Screening and Discussion @ Le Labo

TAIS January Incubator – The Future is Now edition


ARC Holiday Party 2009

Screening of Eleven in Motion at Cinematheque Quebecoise as part of Les 8es Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal

TAIS December incubator – Holiday Cheer edition

Digital Rotoscoping with Madi Piller

Classic Animation 101 workshop with Bryce Hallett

Gallery Exhibit at The Christopher Cutts Gallery of Eleven in Motion animations and works by Painters Eleven

Moderated Artist Talk with Eleven in Motion artists @ the NFB

Cameraless Animation and Animated Sound with Richard Reeves

Paint on Glass workshop with Patrick Jenkins

World Premiere screening of Eleven in Motion at the Cinematheque Ontario

TAIS November Incubator

Blinded by Goodness and Sense of Wonder programs co-presented by TAIS at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Pencil Shavings: Animation Shorts Program Co-presented by TAIS at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

TAIS October incubator – Fall days a’ coming edition

Nuit Blanche with TAIS @ the Rhino

Stop Motion Workshop with Mike Weiss

Cut & Paste Photo Collage Animation Exhibit @ Gallery 44

September Incubator: Summer’s Last Hurrah edition

TAIS August Incubator – Lazy Summer Edition

Beginner Animation Workshops for Adults @ the NFB

Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival Screening

Vegan Delights from Halifax, NS – BBQ, Screening & Discussion with Siloen Daley

TAIS Canada Day Incubator

TAIS 2009 Animation Showcase @ the NFB with Chicken Jam Extravaganza

TAIS co-presents: Film School Spotlight – Royal College of Art at the Worldwide Short Film Festival

TAIS June Animator’s meetup/incubator

Animating the Documentary with Shira Avni – Screening/discussion

Plasticine-on-glass workshop with Shira Avni

Flash Mentoring Workshop with Nick Fox-Gieg

Half Life – Sponsored Screening at Inside Out LGBT Festival

Toronto Animation – a 25 year Retrospective program presented at the Kalamazoo Animation International Festival

TAIS May Animator’s meetup/incubator

A Showcase of Jewish Animated Films presented by TAIS in conjunction with Mural Routes

Stop Motion/puppet building workshop with Mike Weiss

On Screen 1 co-presented at The Images Festival

TAIS April Animator’s meetup/incubator

Animating Under the Camera with Lynn Smith – Screening & Discussion co -presented by the NFB

Cut-outs and Painting on Glass Workshop with Lynn Smith

Canadian Animation: Looking for a Place to Happen book launch and conversation with Chris Robinson & Ellen Besen at This is Not a Reading Series co-presented by TAIS

TAIS Return of the Incubator – 6 part winter series – Animator meetup and cameraless animation workshops


ARC Holiday Party

Screening co-presentation at aluCine Latin FIlm Festival

Full Boat short animation films co-presented with ReelAsian FIlm Festival

Animation Unleashed book launch at This is Not a Reading Series supported by TAIS

Get Animated! co-presented with the National Film Board and Sheridan College

Ishu Patel Screening and Master Class

Plasticine workshop with Ishu Patel

In the Land of Aardman: An Evening of Chat and Cheese – Helen Brunsdon and Michael Fukushima in conversation

Canadian Animations Exploring The Environment – Curated by Alexandra Gelis and Madi Piller, sponsored by TAIS- Festival Arte por la Tierra 08 program presented in Panama

Nuit Blanche with TAIS at the Rhino

Latin Dimensions – special production project with Alucine Latin@ FIlm Festival

Cameraless Animation Workshop with Madi Piller

Aboriginal Expressions – special production project with The Association for Native Development in Performing & Visual Arts

24 flames per second : Screening co-presented with Inside Out film Festival

TAIS Showcase 2008 – Monster Edition

Mike Weiss: Stop Motion Animation Workshop Advanced (Independent Stop Motion Filmmaking)

Daniel Barrow: Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry (Manual Animation) co-presented with the Images Festival

Frédéric Back: Drawing Life – Exhibitions and Film Screenings

Martine Chartrand: Paint on Glass Animation Workshop and Film Screenings

Mike Weiss: Stop Motion Animation Puppet Building Workshop


Joanna Quinn in Conversation with NFB Producer Micheal Fukushima

Madame Tutli Putli : Behind the scenes with the directors Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

Patrick Jenkins: New Documentary Work

A Tribute to Kaj Pindal: Tribute and 80th Birthday Celebration!

Amy Lockhart : Artist talk and screening of Experimental Animation

Experimental animation workshop with Amy Lockhart in co-presentation with LIFT .

Frances Leeming : Political cut-out animation

Dennis Jackson : Stop-motion workshop for artists

Children at risk workshop with Dennis Jakson co-presented with Reelworld Festival

Pierre Hébert : Performance animation

Screening of the Best Of Ottawa International Animation Festival 2006

Artfags Unite : Screening co-presented with Inside Out Festival

Tribute to Ryan Larkin : co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada

Khanhthuan Tran : Artist Talk co-presentation with Trinity Square Video

TAIS Showcase 2007

Trait-D’union project of cameraless animation performance with Franco-Ontarian artists.

Animation Workshops :

  • Stop Motion
  • Storyboarding
  • Character Design
  • 3D animation
  • 2D animation with Toon Boom
  • Cameraless animation 16mm & 35mm


A Master Class & Screening with Amy Lockhart

A Master Class and Performance with Daniel Barrow

Masters of Innovation: Chris Landreth & Donald McWilliams

The films of Bruno Bozzetto

Gary Baseman on Pervasive Art

The TAIS New Animation Showcase 2006

Jonathan Amitay Retrospective & Carte Blanche

‘Dream on Silly Dreamer’ and Panel Discussion

Polish Animator Maiusz Wilczynski in Person

Israeli and Canadian Animation Celebration

Master Class with Uri Kranot and Michal Pfeffer

Legalese for Animators (and other artists)

Stop Motion Primer with “Corpse Bride” Animator Drew Lightfoot

Stephen Woloshen : Screening and Workshop

Workshop Scratchatopio II

Atlantic Canadian Animation: Video Valentine

Wanderer: Featuring Les Nomades’ Five Franco-Ontarian Homegrown Animations

Animation: Les Nomades’ Late Matinée of 9 Animations

In the Good Old Days: 11 animations by Influential Canadian Filmmakers


Jewish Animation Celebration

The Naughty Show

Graffiti Project

Chris Hinton Master Class

Craig Welsh Master Class

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Master Class

Gerry Lagendick and Open Screening of Animated Films

Mark Mayerson: Animation in the 30’s

Peter Hudecki : Lipsync in Animation

Scott Caple : Background Design

Steven Barnes : Pixar Animation

How to Pitch for Animation

Regent Park Project

Richard Reeves : Cameraless Animation


Jewish Animation Celebration

The Naughty Show

Animation the Art of Subversion curated by Gail Noonan

Chris Landreth presentation of film “Ryan”

Ray Harryhaussen

Steve Whitehouse Deconstructing Mr. Man

Frank Falcone on 3D Animation

Ellen Bessen on Storyboard an Budget for Animation

Master class with John Weldon

Master Class with Janet Perlman

The Queer Animation Show at Inside Out Festival

The Ticklish Subject Program at Images Festival

Red Shag Carpet Concert Fundraiser

Christmas Party Fundraiser


James Mac Swain on Collage Animation

Anouk Prefontaine, Animated Films from Montreal

Tod Peterson Puppet Animation

Tony Tarantini, Let’s make an Animated Film

Jenny Parsons Acting for Animators

Greg Duffel : My first 30 years in Animation

Open Screening of Animated Films

Retrospective on John Straiton Films

Eugene Fedorenko in the Making of Village of Idiots