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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


August 16-19, 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 16 au 19 Aout 2018. De nouveaux films excitants, une programmation originale et un cycle de conférences de l'industrie sont prévus.

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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 grandfather’s exploits in WWI on a 500 EURO budget. She began with modeling a figurine of her great grandfather, constructed the set, shot and narrated the animation resulting in an impressive debut film which would make a big studio proud. So much so that UK based Aardman Studios of Wallace and Gromit fame invited Coggins to their studio after seeing her film.


Coggins thanks MIAFF festival director and CEO, Ms. Laurie Gordon for giving her a push to complete the film. Gordon comments that she saw a few stills on the social media Twitter website and become smitten by the powerful aesthetic. “The style of Ms. Coggins’ it’s sepia tones is a film which lends authenticity to the subject matter. “MIAFF provides a showcase for newcomers to animation– people whose passion to tell a story and to make a film, leads them to do it.” With A War to End No Wars, it is clear how far passion can go, in having a top notch [animation] film made with enthusiasm despite a small budget.”


In an interview with the BBC, Cambridgeshire-based Ms. Coggins, acknowledged Gordon’s key role in having her film gain such a groundswell of popularity. Noting the BBC’s recognition of MIAFF’s importance, Gordon said, “I am flattered at the standing the BBC has given MIAFF. More importantly, I am delighted that MIAFF can give Ms. Coggins’ and other talented, passion-driven directors an opportunity to showcase their talent and tell their stories. It is such a wonderful human gift.”


In addition to helping to launch new films by young filmmakers go viral including the PIXAR style In A Heartbeat created by two young Florida based animation students of a boy fearful of a closeted boy being outed has received over 25,500,000 views since July 31st.

MIAFF will present the latest innovations in virtual reality that have medical applications, such as helping to restore brain functionality after trauma. “Animation is more comprehensive and useful and goes beyond being an art form or a source of entertainment”, says Gordon. I want MIAFF to reflect that reality and I’m happy MIAFF can provide the broader community with the opportunity to witness, if not experience, the numerous benefits and applications of all forms of animation.”


“I hope that works such as War to End No Wars, together with our other stellar programming will benefit the broader community.”


For more information please email or call Martin I. Petrov: / 514-260-0848


Or Kenneth Fernandez on 438-878-1699 


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