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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


August 24 - 26th, 2018

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 24-26 2018. Over the course of three 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 24 - 26 aout 2018. De nouveaux films excitants, une programmation originale et un cycle de conférences de l'industrie sont prévus.

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Telefilm presents Film Finance Forum, VR conference, pitch session MIAFF 2017

Alain Rondeau SODEC - Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, Paul Thinel of Canada Council, Pierina Corbo Telefilm Canada, Athena Georgaklis Nelvana Animation, Hughes Dufour Teletoon in attendance at Montreal International Animation Film Festival 2017. Moderated by festival director Laurie Gordon Colin Rondeau - film director presents projection mapping and AR talk on the intricacies of mapping on large and small scale for cross platform applications Virtu...

Winners of MIAFF Animation Film Awards 2017

  Simon Hultgren, Neil Bell, Martin Petrov, Alice Chen, Tsuya Shizuko, Laurie Gordon, Rei, Soumyaa Behrens, Catypa Plate Best International Short Film  Ex aequo award to Meeting MacGuffin by Catya Plate (US) and Drifting Away by Cyprien Clement Delmas (Spain) Best Canadian Short Film  Cigare by Tom Tassel (Canada) Best Short Film: Student Film Contest  Nana by Alexandra Kellner (Canada) With a special mention to In a ...

From Holly Shorts to MIAFF - Meeting McGuffin creator Catya Plate video interview

    Stop motion "arts and crafts" animator Catya Plate talks to MIAFF festival director Laurie Gordon about her win and special mention of her animated trilogy Meeting McGuffin. Just coming to MIAFF 2017 from Holly shorts in Los Angeles Catya talks about her win  and travels on the exciting festival circuit, and plans upcoming for her animated  trilogy. Interview with Catya Plate against the beautiful city skyline of Montreal at the steps of Moyse Hall, the ...

Slave vs owner - Abina and the Important Men - video interview Soumyaa Behrens

  Elated Soumyaa Behrens with her family-  winner of Best Feature MIAFF 2017   Soumyaa Behrens is an educator at the prestigeous San Francisco Documentary Film Institute. Also an actress and filmmaker Behrens is the recipient of the Best Feature MIAFF 2017. Here is her interview with MIAFF director about channeling the spirit of Abina a slave who fought a legal case as a slave against her "owner". The case was dug up more than 100 years later in library archives....

MIAFF 2017 DAY 4

Women in Animation: Panel & Screening | VR | Closing Ceremony ...

MIAFF 2017 DAY 3

VR | Junod | Experimental Shorts ...

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...
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