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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


Extended by popular demand till November 29.

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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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

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 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

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...

Dailies day 3 at Animaze

  August 18-21 août 2016 | Montréal, Québec, Canada ...

Animaze Speakers at the conferencce program

   Animaze Speakers Dave Sidaway News photographer, Montreal Gazette Mary Hughson Graphic Artist, Montreal Gazette Gerald Potterton Director 3x Academy Award nominee, My Financial Career, The Railroader, Heavy Metal Aislin Cartoonist, Montreal Gazette Marie-Claude Beauchamp Co-Founder, CarpeDiem Film & TV ...

Do not miss Dome 360º @ Hotel 10 At Animaze

  A Brilliant Night (top-left) & Samskara (center & top-right) , both screening in 360º at the Dome at Hotel 10 (bottom left / right).      August 18 - 21 août, All Day Hotel 10 Terrasse  Get your Tickets Today!  Vous avez jamais envié de voir ...

Animaze Opening Ceremonies August 18

Ouverture d'Animaze Animaze Opening Ceremonies       August 18 août, 7:00 pm Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal // Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Facebook: Le lancement officiel d'Animaze commence jeudi soir! Apr&egr...

20% off Animaze passes and tickets for subscribers

  Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 45 countries will converge on Montreal from August 18-21. Over the course of four days Animaze celebrates animation with: Screenings of over 160 films at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts The Animaze Industry Conference with panels, speakers and networking opportunities Immersive content showcase with a 360º Do...

Animaze Trailer Showcase available on YouTube

        Screenings at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Maxwell Cummings Auditorium Opening Ceremonies on August 18, 2016 7:00 pm Brave New World on August 19, 2016 1:00 pm Human Nature on August 19, 2016 3:00 pm Student Film Contest on August 19, 2016 5:00 pm Animaze Kids on August 20, 2016 1:00 pm “Rock & Rule” presented by Clive Smith on August 20, 2016 3:00 pm Animals & Nature on August 20, 2016 5:00 ...

ARTHUR cast and crew celebrating 20 years of the series at Animaze August 21

The adventures of Arthur Read the aardvark from Elmwood City, have delighted viewers and inspired millions of devoted fans. This hour long panel discussion will explore the development and production of Arthur, the classic PBS animated series developed and animated in Montreal. A discussion with directors, designers, writers and voice talent who have played key role in the direction of the show over its 20 year existence. Panelists will explore the creative process behind Arthur, key p...

Animaze screens at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

     Selection of trailers from upcoming films sccreening at Animaze 2016      Programming blocks at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Maxwell Cummings Auditorium   Opening Ceremonies on August 18, 2016 7:00 pm Brave New World on August 19, 2016 1:00 pm Human Nature on August 19, 2016 3:00 pm Student Film Contest on August 19, 2016 5:00 pm Animaze Kids on August 20, 2016 1:...

Press conference photos new Animaze partners for festival 2016

    Yona Pelovska filmmaker and VR jury and Animaze director Laurie Gordon   Animaze press conference produced a great turn at Hotel le Meridien in Montreal Canada August 2. In attendenace were new partners for Animaze 2016 and 2017 including  McCord Museum, Valtech, SAT - Societe des arts et technologies, Hotel 10 where th eindustry conference will be held, le Meridien Hotel, Fig55- All 2D screenings at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Spec...


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