Winners from the 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase!

Toronto Animated Image Society is pleased to announce the award winners from the 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase! The Showcase Jury Awards - Grand Prize and Best Anijam, and the Audience Awards for Best Short Film and Best Anijam



ON SATURDAY, JULY 29th​, ​the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) announced the award recipients for the 11th annual TAIS Animation Showcase. ​The programme featured 20 short animated films, all created within the last 12-24 months, and 20 Anijams (10-second long micro animations). The finalists and Anijams were adjudicated by a Guest Jury comprised of ​Michael Fukushima, Adrienne Crossman, Nicolas Sassoon. The jury awarded two selections - one Grand Prize and one Best Anijam Prize. The large audience who gathered for the screening also selected the winners for two awards - the Audience Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Anijam. TAIS is pleased to announce the winning selections!
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CONGRATULATIONS
*​ ​WINNER - JURY AWARD - GRAND PRIZE​ - BEST SHORT  ​*
Hi, It’s Your Mother
Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Toronto, Canada, 2016

* HONOURABLE MENTION - JURY AWARD - GRAND PRIZE - BEST SHORT *
Jenny in the Self-Checkout Line
Nick Fox-Gieg
Toronto, Canada, 2017

* HONOURABLE MENTION - JURY AWARD - GRAND PRIZE - BEST SHORT *
Nutag-Homeland
Alisi Telengut
Montreal, Canada, 2016
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CONGRATULATIONS
*​ ​WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST SHORT  ​*
DEATH VAN
Michael Enzbrunner
Toronto, Canada, 2017

* HONOURABLE MENTION - AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST SHORT  *
Cococo
Julian Gallese
Costa Rica, 2017      
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CONGRATULATIONS
*​ ​WINNER - JURY AWARD - ANIJAM  ​*
BLINK BLINK
Amanda Low
Toronto, Canada, 2017

* HONOURABLE MENTION - JURY AWARD - ANIJAM  *
B.E.S.T.
Nik Dudukovic
Toronto, Canada, 2017

* HONOURABLE MENTION - JURY AWARD - ANIJAM  *
tfw you scare yourself
Jasmeet Sidhu
Toronto, Canada, 2017
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CONGRATULATIONS
*​ ​WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST ANIJAM  ​*
B.E.S.T.
Nik Dudukovic
Toronto, Canada, 2017

* HONOURABLE MENTION - AUDIENCE AWARD - ANIJAM  *
The Tooth Fairy
Jennifer Linton
Toronto, Canada, 2017

11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase + BIG EYES Sharp Teeth Anijam was held on Saturday July 29th at Geary Lane - 360 Geary Ave. Toronto, Canada
Awards: here  |  Official Trailer: h​ere

Showcase Program

Au revoir Balthazar        
Rafael Sommerhalder             
Switzerland, 9:30, 2016, stop motion, narrative
Birdlime    
Evan DeRushie      
Toronto, Canada, 10:51, 2017, stop motion, narrative
*not in juried competition
Bone Guitar
Julianna Cox and Payton Curtis
Elora, Canada, 1:22, 2016, stop motion, music video
Casino       
Steven Woloshen   
Montreal, Canada, 3:58, 2016, experimental scratch on film
Cococo
Julian Gallese        
Costa Rica, 7:06, 2017, hand drawn, narrative
Conditioner
Shane Beam           
United States, 4:46, 2017, hand-drawn, narrative

Death Van
Michael Enzbrunner
Toronto, Canada, 5:32, 2017, 3D animation, narrative
*not in juried competition
Hi, It's Your Mother
Daniel Sterlin-Altman              
Toronto, Canada, 4:53, 2016, stop motion, narrative
Hypertrain
Etienne Kompis and Fela Bellotto             
Switzerland, 3:35, 2016, 2D drawn and 3D animation, narrative
In a Heartbeat      
Beth David and Esteban Bravo  
United States, 4:05, 2017, 3D animation, narrative

Jenny in the Self-Checkout Line
Nick Fox-Gieg       
Toronto, Canada, 2:10, 2017, drawn frame-by-frame with a Vive controller, narrative
Lo   
Ted Wiggin             
United States, 3:10, 2017, experimental
Lotus Lantern       
Xingpei Shen
China, 6:30, 2017, hand-drawn, non-narrative
Nailbiter    
Laura Hodkin          
Scotland and the United Kingdom, 3:26, 2017, 2D drawn, non-narrative
Nutag-Homeland
Alisi Telengut         
Montreal, Canada, 6:00, hand-painted, non-narrative
Popsicle    
Tzu-Hsin Yang       
Taiwan, 5:22, 2017, hand-drawn, hand-painted, narrative
Quarters    
FIG House              
Oakville, Canada, 5:00, 2017, stop motion narrative
Sister Narcissa     
Dylan Glynn           
Toronto, Canada, 2:20, 2016, 2D drawn, narrative
The Pear    
Wang Yihao and Tong Reko
China, 6:25, 2016, hand-drawn, watercolour painted narrative
The Stunt Manual  
Ben Fernández       
Spain, 9:37, 2016, stop motion

BIG EYES Sharp Teeth Anijams by:
Amanda Low (Mississauga), Ashley Lo Russo (Toronto), Carolyn Tripp (Toronto), Catherine Vu (Mississauga), Chris Jack (Toronto), Christy Langer (Germany), Edward Ramsay-Morin (USA), Elizabeth Littlejohn (Toronto), Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea  (Toronto), Heather Frise (Toronto), Jasmeet Sidhu (Brampton), Jennifer Linton (Toronto), Jianxing Mao (Mississauga), Kimberly Sanderson (Peterborough), Marie Paccou (France), Mike Robbyns (Toronto), Nick Fox-Gieg (Toronto), Nik Dudukovic (Toronto), Paul Scott (Toronto), Timothy Frinzi (USA)



Jury
Michael Fukushima
Michael Fukushima has been an animation filmmaker since 1984. He’s been part of the NFB’s Animation Studio since 1990: first as a filmmaker, then as a producer since 1997, and studio head since 2013.
Adrienne Crossman
Adrienne Crossman is an artist, educator and curator. She holds a BFA in Integrated Media and a Minor in Digital and Media Studies from OCAD University. She has completed residencies in Syracuse, NY, Montréal, Windsor, and Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands. Her practice involves the exploration of non-normative and non-binary objects, characters and spaces, with a specific interest in queer potentialities in the non-human. Crossman creates queer interventions through the manipulation of digital media and popular culture, the re-contextualization of often-overlooked objects and artifacts, and by locating queer sensibilities in the everyday. Adrienne is currently an MFA candidate in Studio Art at the University of Windsor. www.adriennecrossman.com
Nicolas Sassoon
Nicolas Sassoon makes use of early computer imaging techniques to render visions of architectures, landscapes and natural forces. Sassoon’s practice translates ideas of materiality and immateriality into digital animations, installations, prints, and sculptures. His work explores the contemplative and projective dimensions of screen-based space, and how the digital image can express dimensions of the physical realm. While most of his output is published online, Sassoon also materializes his web-based practice into a wide range of Medias. His visual research often leads him to engage in cross-disciplinary projects in the fields of architecture, electronic music, textiles, and art.  His work has been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art (US), Eyebeam (US), 319 Scholes (US), Vancouver Art Gallery (CA), Plugin ICA (CA), Contemporary Art Gallery (CA), Charles H.Scott Gallery (CA), Western Front (CA), PRETEEN Gallery (MX), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), the Centre d’Art Bastille (FR), Arti et Amicitiae (NL), MU Eindhoven (NL) , Today Art Museum (CN), the Berlin Fashion Week (DE)) and the New-York Fashion Week (US). Sassoon is based in Vancouver BC Canada, he is a co-founder of the projects WALLPAPERS and SIGNALS. www.nicolassassoon.com


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