Official Trailer – 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase

Animated short films from Canada and around the world!

Saturday July 29th – 7:00pm
Geary Lane – 360 Geary Ave. Toronto
$10 advance / $12 door / $8 door TAIS members
Advance tickets –

On Saturday July 29th at 7:00pm, Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is offering the city a summer night of animated dreams, presenting two full programmes of animation at the 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase at Geary Lane – 360 Geary Avenue – in Toronto.

Featuring 20 short animated films, all created in the last two years, the finalists in this year’s programme cover a variety of genres and stylistic approaches to the animation art form. Including ethereal and spooky dreamscapes, car chases, evocative abstraction, environmental issues, humour, sentimentality, and themes that speak to a radical Queer future, this year’s programme features narrative and experimental films from 9 different countries: Canada, USA, Costa Rica, UK, China, Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, and Taiwan. This programme is for mature audiences only.

The Animation Showcase is produced by the Toronto Animated Image Society, an artist-run, non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to exploring and promoting the art of animation through production, screenings, workshops and exhibitions, and offering affordable access to space and equipment for artists who make animated films within contemporary art practices. TAIS is dedicated to the art of independent animation.

Editing – Official Trailer: Niki Sehmbi

Films/clips in the Official Trailer, in order of appearance:

Shane Beam
United States, 4:46, 2017

Julian Gallese
Costa Rica, 7:06, 2017

Laura Hodkin
Scotland and the United Kingdom, 3:26, 2017

Death Van
Michael Enzbrunner
Toronto, Canada, 5:32, 2017

Etienne Kompis and Fela Bellotto
Switzerland, 3:35, 2016

Hi, It’s Your Mother
Daniel Sterlin-Altman
Toronto, Canada, 4:53, 2016

Bone Guitar
Julianna Cox and Payton Curtis
Elora, Canada, 1:22, 2016

In a Heartbeat
Beth David and Esteban Bravo
United States, 4:05, 2017

Evan DeRushie
Toronto, Canada, 10:51, 2017

Shane Beam
United States, 4:46, 2017

Steven Woloshen
Montreal, Canada, 3:58, 2016

Ted Wiggin
United States, 3:10, 2017

The Stunt Manual
Ben Fernández
Spain, 9:37, 2016

Sister Narcissa
Dylan Glynn
Toronto, Canada, 2:20, 2016

Alisi Telengut
Montreal, Canada, 6:00

The Pear
Wang Yihao and Tong Reko
China, 6:25, 2016

Tzu-Hsin Yang
Taiwan, 5:22, 2017

FIG House
Oakville, Canada, 5:00, 2017

Lotus Lantern
Xingpei Shen
China, 6:30, 2017

Au revoir Balthazar
Rafael Sommerhalder
Switzerland, 9:30, 2016

Laura Hodkin
Scotland and the United Kingdom, 3:26, 2017

Jenny in the Self-Checkout Line
Nick Fox-Gieg
Toronto, Canada, 2:10, 2017

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