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60 Atlantic Ave., Suite 102, Studio 9, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1X9 (416)533-7889



2013 Holiday Party

Happy Holidays

TAIS Holiday Party at the new TAIS Studio. Everyone welcome!

When: Friday December 20th from 7pm
(until we all get tired enough to go home)

Where: 1411 Dufferin St, Unit B (blue door).

We are just north of Dupont on the east side of Dufferin.

What: Pot Luck. Please bring your favourite yummy snack or drink to share. Thanks!

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 :


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