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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 - 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, in the open air, in the Parc des Amériques, on the corner of Boulevard Saint Laurent and Rachel and the other at the Excentris, which will soon become ESMA headquarters, École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques.



Animaze will present its programming of more than 150 animated films having benefited from an international visibility. More than 30 countries will be represented at this international festival in partnership with the Animix Tel Aviv Animation Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival.


All outdoor screenings are free and we rely on donations as a non-profit organization.


Some movies which will be projected:

Glitch by Bijiao Liu, a serie of films where animation meets artificial intelligence.

Ibex Puppetry, animated shorts produced by Heather Henson, daughter of Jim Henson.


What is Animaze?

  • International selection of animation features, shorts and experimental films in & out of competition!
  • Best of fests! best animation films from around the world!
  • Student films, tributes and retrospectives of animation greats!
  • Advanced screenings, masterclasses and workshops!
  • Special guest speakers!


Our international events include Animation Day in Cannes since 2015. Animaze also curates for various international communities including les Francophonies. Animaze brings together professionals from all over the world for inspired networking opportunities working closely with animation studios, gaming studios, VFX creators, technology companies and film producers.. Past speakers include Oscar winners, Disney alum Mike Weismeier and British-Canadian director 3 times Academy Award nominee Gerald Potterton.


We would like to thank our valued sponsors for their support.:

Boulevard Saint Laurent; ESMA Montreal; ProVox Entertainment; S.E.S.


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( Animaze MIAFF)




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