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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


 

August 17th - 20th, 2017

Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. Over the course of four days Animaze celebrates animation with:

  • Screenings of over 160 films at the McCord Museum and Moyse Theatre McGill University Art Building  with an exhibition hall, panels and speakers, networking opportunities 
  • The Virtual Reality Cinema installations and panels
  • Talks and special events
 
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Le Festival International du cinéma d'Animation présente des longs métrages d'animation, des courts ainsi que des films expérimentaux. Des conférences de l'industrie, des panels d'intervenants ainsi que des coproductions internationales seront au rendez vous. Des Ateliers sur l'état de l'art. Une Sélection internationale de films pour le public, des panels d'intervenants et une plate-forme éducative pour enfants. Nous présentons aussi un concours de film étudiant : un défi ouvert à toutes les écoles de film d'animation à travers la province du Québec et le Canada.
 
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer cette nouvelle édition de notre festival, incluant les conférences de l'industrie du 18 - 21 aout 2016. De nouveaux films excitants, une programmation originale et un cycle de conférences de l'industrie sont prévus.

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Women in Film: Abina and the Important Men

            Trevor Getz and Liz Clark’s graphic novel about a young woman who fights for her freedom in the courts of Africa’s gold coast in the late 1800’s comes to life in an animated feature produced by the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University. The novel won the James Harvey Robinson prize in 2014. Abina and the Important Men by Soumyaa Behrens | US | 1 h | 2016 A graphic hi...

MIAFF Day 2 program

  Pitch session | VR | Bendy & the Ink Machine ...

MIAFF Opening Day Program

  Don't miss the  MIAFF 2017: Today Is The Day ...

Feature Films at MIAFF 2017

Feature Films Release from Heaven by Ali Noori Oskouci Islamic Republic of Iran 01:16:00 In a war torn country, a female writer and teacher has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey. Ali Noori Oskouci was born in 1981, Tehran, Iran. He is a graduate of art who has started his art career from high school as a photographer, cartoonist and film maker. He then majored in cinema and tried different genres including fiction, documentary and animation. Along with f...

Shorts at MIAFF 2017

SHORT FILMS Fashion Cave! by Tristian Goik USA 0:59 Join Scarlet Envy and Daphne Sumtimez on an urban adventure of massive magnitude and dripping danger. No artist biography. Departure by Aoífe Doyle Ireland 9:15 An Irish grandmothers unexpected departure from her lonely life. Aoífe Doyle is the creative director and co-founder of Pink Kong Studios. The studio’s new short film “Departure” is funded by the Irish Film Board and RTÉ...

Film Program: VR 360

  Virtual Reality (VR) 360º Films  Garden by Daniel & David Holechek USA 2:08 A young woman browsing through an art gallery makes a connection and unlocks a stunning world inside of her imagination. Garden blends fully stereoscopic live action and CG environments to create an imaginative and immersive VR short film experience. The film explores what it means to connect to a piece of art, in a way that that is unique to the virtual reality medium. The Holech...

Full Line up for MIAFF 2017 / Animation, panels and VR

The Schedule   FILM LISTINGS  SHORTS EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES VIRTUAL REALITY 360º  JUNOD   INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILMS   PANELS  NETWORKING INDUSTRY & PITCH   Virtual Reality Installations ...

Fairy Tale and Success story at Montreal International Animation Film Festival

  A debut short film from the UK premiers at the Montreal International Animation Film Festival and credits the festival’s contribution as final push that led to the film’s completion. BBC England has helped the UK short film go viral after featuring the young filmmaker in one of their daily news shows.   Ms. Ruth Coggins, a first time filmmaker created a film about her great g...

MIAFF on BBC world news - animation festival discovers a gem - A War to End All Wars -

Still from A War to End All Wars directed by UK animator Ruth Coggins The Montreal International Animation FIlm Festival is proving itself to be the hippest animation festival. Discovering the film on social media, MIAFF will deliver a world premiere of UK film  A War to End ALl Wars by director Ruth Coggins. Festival director Laurie Gordon recalls noticing a few stills and trailer of the animated film she first noticed on a Twitter feed a few months ago. She recalls, " It wasn'...

MIAFF Student film goes VIRAL with 25 million views! New Pixar style movie In a Heart Beat at Animaze

  Student filmmakers Esteban Bravo (left) and Beth David Courtesy of Esteban Bravo and Beth David The Montreal International Animation Film Festival is one of the first festivals to confirm an exclusive screening of In a Heartbeat a short animation film in the student film competition taking the internet by storm going viral with over 5 million views in just a few days.   Two animation students at Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida were able to raise more...

Montreal International Animation Film Festival to Kick Off its 4th Edition

The Montreal International Animation Film  Festival (MIAFF), presented by Animaze, is holding a press conference at the McCord Museum to kick off the 4th edition of the festival.  The official programming of the festival, its events, and this year’s invited guest speakers will be announced. Local Montreal filmmakers, the Red Cross, community associations, and entrepreneurs in film and virtual reality, will also be present. What:  MIAFF press conference to kick off ...

List of films curated at Moscow Film Festival Canadian Focus

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First Name Last Name Project Title       Gerald Potterton Heavy Metal feature Clive Smith Rock n' Rule feature Laurie Nicola Gordon Zavaglia Ryan's Renaissance documentary ...

Montreal International Animation Film Festival premieres JUNOD Japanese Swiss Story of a Hero

Montreal International Animation FIlm Festival annual edition August 17  - 20  2017 (MIAFF) is thrilled to announce the official North American premiere of JUNOD to take place August 19th. Junod produced by Shizuko Tsuya with direction and storyboards by Shinichiro Kimura, is also based on a true story, with a time traveling twist. In 1945, a Swiss doctor named Marcel Junod is appointed head of the Red Cross delegation to Japan. Shocked by the devastation he finds in Hiroshim...

Laurie Gordon MIAFF director presents Canada Animation Focus @MOSCOW 2017

    Laurie Gordon presents Canada focus with Kirrill Razlogov director of Moscow Film Festival. A successful first year at Moscow FIlm Festival. Montreal hopes to curate virtual Reality in 2018 and will bring in Russian animation for Montreal festival August 17- 20 2017 ...

Clive Smith at MOSCOW Red Carpet interview in Purple - Rock 'n Rule!

Clive Smith interveiwed by animation fan and Rock 'n' Rule afficciado. A few sideways head bobs a merited due to a mysterious unknown film called "Heavy Traffic" Does anyone know? English to Russian translator name unknown, Clive SMith, Laurie Gordon, Mellee Fresh at Rock 'n Rule screening Moscow Film Festival 2017 ...

All you can eat Animation Moscow Film Festival - Canada FOCUS

Marina programmer of MIFF, Laurie Gordon director of MIAFF, Clive Smith director Rock 'n Rule, Melee Smith singer and voice actress, Kirrill Rozlogov MIFF director Montreal International Animation Film Festival presented 10 full hours of wonderfully eclectic animation with five dedicated programs. Enthusiastic Russian animation fans excited to ask Clive Smith some questions Rock n Rule rock n' roll. MIAFF is Introducing a whole new generation of animation fans to a Canadian cult cl...

Montreal International Animation gets Animated at Animation Day in Cannes - SUCCESS!

Laurie Gordon of Montreal Internatioal Animation Film Festival and Yvonne Grzenkowicz of Animation Nights New York Since it's inception Animation Day in Cannes brings together "animation orphans" as Laurie Gordon director of the Montreal International Animation Film Festival refers to the films that used to get lost at larger film festivals typcially catering to live action features. Having noticed the "lost" animation films at major festivals including Cannes pro...

Animaze at Berlinale 2017 Montreal also seeking films for Animaze Channel VOD with SHIFT 72

Everything is animated in Berlinale 2017. Animaze festival director attended the Berlin festival seeking animation from all over the world for inclusion at Animaze August 17 - 20 2017. Meetings with Moscow Film Festival director Kirill Razlogov to German Animation Association Animaze festival director Laurie Gordon is curating the films for the latest in the world of international animation.    Submit your film for Montreal and Moscow today on FILMFREEWAY   Animaze is also ...

Animaze Montreal seeking films for 2D ANIMATION 360º VR

  Animaze is  excited to program your short or feature animation film for consideration to the 2017 edition in Montreal Canada August 17-21. With a partnership at the McCord museum and a new VOD platform Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival is growing at an exciting pace. More announcements and wonderful news to follow up here on filmfestivals.com blog. With new partners like the McCrod Museum  (announcements to follow) Animaze is pushing the boundaries tak...

Animaze curates 12 hours of Canadian Animation Programming at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Laurie Gordon and Kirrill Razlogov confrim a collaboration between Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival June 23-29 2017.  Razlogov will curate a special Russian focus and present a masterclass during Animaze in August 2017. Gordon will curate 12 hours of Canadian animation program during one of Russia's oldest and most prestigeous film festivals in the world held annually in Moscow in the early summer. The idea of prese...

Animaze 2017 submission now OPEN - Top 100 festivals voted 5 STAR

Animaze volunteers Craig Heinrich and Ségolène Lémbémé Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival is proud to open it's submssions for 2017. Looking for shorts and features as well as experimental and 360 content. We are also hosting a TV pitch forum for one - offs and TV series. Opening night dance troupe from China From virtual reality to 360 for Dome and gear Animaze had a fantastic edition festival and conference. Producers and v...

Animaze winners

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Awards   Canadian Student Film Award NEKA Nemnemiss VOLLANT-MCKENZIE (Wapikoni Mobile)   Special Accolade MERINGUE Louise PETIT-TRUCHON (Cégep du Vieux Montréal) International Student Film Award CATCH IT Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn & Jordan Soler – France (ESMA) Special Accolade FULFILAMENT Rhiannon EVANS – UK (The National Film & Television School) Best Short Film TEA TIME...

The Jury at Animaze 2016

LUC CHAMBERLAND Luc Chamberland was born in St. Lambert, Montreal and was raised on a early intense diet of Television, comic books and animated cartoons. He studied Cinema at Concordia University and backpacked his way through Europe. For twenty years he lived and worked, directing commercials in Paris, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Rome and mainly London. His animation credits include Asterix, Spielberg’s Fievel Goes West, We’re Back, and Space Jam. For Dreamworks, he was t...
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