🎥 Call for Submissions! 🌟
Entries are now open for the 2023 TAIS Animation Showcase! The TAIS Animation Showcase celebrates the best independent animation shorts from Canada and around the world. Our Showcase is a snapshot of contemporary animation today, featuring a diverse range of possibilities in the animated image.

The gala screening for the 17th Annual TAIS Showcase will take place on November 11th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The Toronto Animated Image Society is a non-profit, charitable, artist-run production centre dedicated to the art of independent animation.


Regular Deadline August 1st, (11:59 pm EDT) / $10.00 USD
Late Deadline September 5th (11:59 pm EDT) / $15.00 USD

TAIS Members submit for free for the Regular Deadline
*Consider becoming a member! Supporting Membership is $25.00 CAD. tais.ca/membership.

All artists/filmmakers selected for the TAIS Showcase will receive an Artist Fee.

Jury Award for Animation Short
Jury Award for Anijam
Audience Choice Animation Short
Audience Choice Award for Anijam


-TAIS prioritizes the payment of artist fees. Showcase artists will be paid a screening fee for the presentation of their film at the TAIS Animation Showcase 2023 ($88-$133 CAD.)

-Only independent animated films completed within the last 2 years may be entered.
-Eligibility is restricted to animated films including narrative and experimental animation of any genre and medium.

-Films should be no more than 15 minutes in length.

-We accept films in any language. If your film is not in English please include subtitles if needed.

-Screeners must be submitted by the REGULAR deadline on August 1st (11:59 pm EDT) OR by the LATE deadline on September 5th (11:59 pm EDT).

-The person(s) submitting the film must either be the creator of the film or have express permission from the creator of the film to submit it.

-The creator(s) of the film must have the rights or express permission to use all materials used in the film.

-Accepted filmmakers will be notified by email and are required to confirm their participation by the given deadline.

-If accepted, filmmakers are responsible for delivering their festival exhibition copy (Quicktime Pro Res, 4k, or 1920 x 1080 48HZ), press stills, and a press kit on time.

Overall Rating
  • Rui Tintone Hao

    It is our great honor to be part of the festival, the whole program is professional and really well organized! Thanks to all the staff!
    Here is the student thesis film "Under This Luminous Sky" by Emily from Sheridan, greetings to everyone!

    October 2022
  • Ivyy Chen

    Thanks so much for having isle of Chair screening at this year's programme. :)

    July 2020
  • Noam Sussman

    TAIS is one of the best animation events in Toronto! I love it! The selections are usually pretty good. The animation showcase also includes a short program of "anijam" short shorts. A+

    July 2019
  • Great selection of indie animation!
    Always great!

    July 2019
  • It's a treat to be involved in a festival that has such apparent respect for filmmakers of all stripes. The diversity of work on display is always inspiring and it fosters a wonderful sense of community. Always more great people to talk to than I get to.

    July 2019