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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


Extended by popular demand till 18-20 November 2022.

Animaze is an international film festival and conference dedicated to exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers from over 65 countries working in a wide range of genres and styles converge on Montreal in the summer. We engage audiences and develop new opportunities in a unique and fast growing art form.

ANIMAZE presents le MIAFF! a Montreal based international animation film festival and industry conference providing a showcase for animators and animation producers to showcase and market their works including technology and anything animated in the digital landscape as a digital art or even for research purposes in the field of science.

ANIMAZE is registered non-profit organization with feature animation film as its prime focus. ANIMAZE is an animation industry conference, workshops for animators, producers network, cocktail networking and ANIMAZE DAZE international co-production incentive. For independent filmmakers festival strategy workshops.

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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 sommes heureux d'annoncer cette nouvelle édition virtuelle de notre festival, la première. De nouveaux films excitants, une programmation originale et un cycle de conférences de l'industrie sont prévus.

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Animaze PoP Up Cinéma presents the 9th Montreal International Film Animation Film Festival 18-20 November

  ANIMAZE Festival international du film d'animation de Montréal:Cinéma éphémère - projections - panels réseautage, Live music party! danse musiciens en direct DJ's VJ's. International animated films with filmmakers + producers present Animaze Pop up cinema - panels - networking, DJ's VJ’s cartoons live music dancing bar. Festiv...

9th Montreal International Film Animation Film Festival Line-UP

  ANIMAZE Festival international du film d'animation de Montréal:Cinéma éphémère - projections - panels réseautage, Live music party! danse musiciens en direct DJ's VJ's. International animated films with filmmakers + producers present Animaze Pop up cinema - panels - networking, DJ's VJ’s cartoons live music dancing bar. F...

Animaze announces the winners of the 8th edition


Disney Dominates a $250b Market But ANIMAZE May Be the Future

user Magazine covers Animaze Animation Festival 2019 Disney Dominates a $250b Market But These Startups May Be the Future   Well, it turns out that the truly disruptive animation startups are popping up in unexpected places, like Malaysia, Latvia, and inside a much-loved studio that most industry observers have considered something of a dinosaur. Based upon what I saw at Animaze Montreal Animation Film Festival, it's clear that the anim...

Animaze winners 2019

Animaze partial list of winners more Animaze 2019 winners to be announced Sept 13 2019   Short Another World: Hong Kong Director: Tommy Kai Chung Ng  writer: Polly Yeung Special recognition   *Artistic Direction   Feature:  Upin & Ipin: Lone Gibbon Kris Malaysia * Script      Plastic Plastic Everywhere Hong Kong *Film that Matters award Michelle Kuen Suet Fung  Check out “"Plastic, plastic, every where!&quo...

Animaze kicks off to today at Parc des Amériques in Montreal

First Published Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:03PM EDT  "Fans of animation are in luck: next weekend, Montreal will be hosting the International Animation Film Festival. The festival will feature outdoor screenings at Parc des Ameriques and indoor showings at Excentris. Roughly 150 films from around the world will show off the newest technology in digital animation" Christine Long, CTV Montreal and the fuill program ...

ANIMAZE - Montreal International Animation Film Festival - leMIAFF preparing 5th edition

The Animaze Festival invites the media to their annual press conference TODAY at 11am at ESMA - Excentris for the launch of the 2019 edition of the festival which will take place from August 29th to September 1st.   During this press conference, Ms. Laurie Gordon will unveil the festival's programming as well as the names of special guests and jury members. Animaze will also unveil its official poster 2019.   Animaze has two locations for animation shows day and night. One, i...

Animaze 2018 - Program and new poster revealed

Animaze is 5 years old!    Animaze: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival takes place August 16-19 with exciting outdoor screening nights, special singalong presentation of the iconic Yellow Submarine and a 48 hour animation contest!    This year’s 5th edition of the festival is packed with surprises for our guests and audiences in Montreal, starting with a VR open air presentation at St. Patrick's park in Gri... 20% discount waiver for Animaze Montreal 2018 - we're sharing!

We like to share and give the opportunity to our like minded partners and filmmakers to submit to Montreal International Animation Film Festival. Utilize the special discount waiver for a 20% discount for Animaze 2018. Good until next week! CODE: filmfestivals2018   ...

Animaze 2018 confirms partners at AFM - Montreal animation & live action film conference

Montreal International Animation Film Festival is hot on the AFM trail.  Director Laurie Gordon meeting exciting new partners for the 2018 Montreal International Animation FIlm Festival and co-production conference. Montreal international co-pro conference in Montreal 2018 Working with Film commisions from Panama to Finland who are beginning brand new tax credit schemes.   Anni Wessman project leader of the West Finland Film Commission with Laurie Gordon director Montreal Internat...

Montreal International Animation Film Festival gets animated at AFM 2017

Submit your film today on Film Freeway! Montreal gets animated! We are going to AFM October 31- November 7 and we are actively seeking your animation film lineup at MIAFF 2018 and other film festivals around the globe. We curate animation and VR technology for film festivals and have done so for Moscow International Film Festival, SMILE International Children and Youth Film Festival and many more.  If you have an animation film series or movie in the works please please email laurie@a...

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


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...


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