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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Terry Ibele


Terry Ibele is an award-winning stop motion and 2D animator from Toronto. He is a two-time winner of TAAFI's The Big Pitch and a winner of OIAF's Pitch This competition. His credits include work for TV shows and video games. In his spare time he runs the Animation Industry Podcast, a weekly show interviewing today's animation pros.

9:15AM - 11:30AM


TAIS! Workshop - How To Pitch

Do you have an idea for an animated TV show, but you don’t know where to start? Then you'll definitely want to check out two-time Big Pitch winner Terry Ibele's "How to Create a TV Show Pitch Bible from Scratch (+ how to pitch it!)" workshop at this year's TAAFI Industry Conference! In this workshop, Terry will help guide aspiring pitchers and provide the framework to create a winning pitch bible from scratch! Over the course of two-hours, you'll learn;

- All the assets needed to create a complete pitch bible

- How to make connections with development executives at production studios and broadcasters

- The best way to deliver your pitch with confidence

Be sure to get to the Toronto Reference Library early, because this workshop starts at 10:30am! Don't miss out!

With Terry Ibele Animator

2:30PM - 3:30PM


My Indie Funding Journey

As creative-types, we dream of the day we can finally produce our dream projects– though getting the proper funding for your independent film sounds like a daunting task. But worry not; for we’ve brought together the greatest team since Chocolate and Peanut Butter to share their funding stories and secrets with you!

Join independent animator Tina Nawrocki (Syrenka: Legend of the Warsaw Mermaid), Cloudrise Pictures’ Denver Jackson (The Worlds Divide), and Sheridan College’s Tabitha Fisher (Hey Men!) as they explain their experiences with crowdfunding via platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, acquiring grants through platforms the Canada Council for the Arts and the NFB Film Assistance Program, how they handle self-financing their projects in addition to external funding, which funding avenue is right for the film you want to make, and a sneak preview at their incredible upcoming films!

We’re so excited to hear what these phenomenal independent filmmakers have in store for us!

With Denver Jackson Filmmaker, Independent Tabitha Fisher Professor - Animation - Bachelor of Arts, Sheridan College Terry Ibele Animator Tina Nawrocki 2D Animator and Director

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