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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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Archive 2015 : Click to Download the Poster I  Download The full Program I  Les dailies en français I in english


Winning Selected Shorts Animaze Daze in Annecy 2015

The five winning selected animation films for Animaze Daze at the Annecy OFF edition 2015   June 18 & 19 on Le Cynge   Flipping   Director: JIN KYU AHN Jin Kyu Ahn, an artist, an animator, and a filmmaker is based in Los Angeles. He has been focusing on new and experimental work through combination of various medium and genre such as poem, video, installation, and performance.  Jin Kyu Ahn was born in Pohang, South Korea, 1977....

Animaze Daze in Annecy, screenings at Annecy Off

  The following films screened in the Animaze Daze Selection. INTERFACE by Mel Hsieh  2:28 BIGSHOT (Ep1-Ep6) by Maurice Huvelin 13:30 Tears of Inge by Alisi Telengut 4:21 FLIPPING by JIN KYU AHN  8:00 The Urge 2 - It Lies Within by Christopher Angus 8:00   Best of Animaze Beauty - Rino Stefano Tagliafierro - Italie/Italy 2014 9:49 House of Unconsciousness -   Priit Tender - Estonie/Estonia - 201...

Your Animation film screening Annecy OFF and with Bill Plympton event on a glacial lake in a boat -only 4 days to submit!

Check us and submit your short to Animaze Daze so your Film can screen during Annecy 2015. Animaze presents the Best of Le MIAFF  in Annecy France at the fantastic animation festival Annecy International Animation Film Festival in the French Alps. On a Glacial Lake! Annecy OFF. Here's a taste of what goes on! HURRY only 4 days to submit!   Share your latest Animation creation in the Animaze Daze at Annecy   Laurie Gordon director of Animaze, Bill Plympton &am...

Animation Orphans: "Lost Little Big Films" find a home with Animation Day at Cannes!

      Art by NOZART Let's  call  them animation orphans.  With the exception of a few big name panels of Pixar and Dreamworks which typically occur at the AmPav or HP Pavillion at the Majestic there are no other venues and little visibility for animation film at the largest festivals not solely dedicated to animation. Animation Day in Cannes is a new initiative produced by Animaze - Le MIAFF and bringing  together animation  film...

Animaze & - Photos Animation Day 2015! Join us in 2016!

Animation Day 2015 in Cannes was huge success by all accounts. Animation film animators and industry professionals from all over the globe gathered to join us at Cannes Animation Days - our initiative to gather animation film "orphans" typical at many festivals around the globe. ANimation Day hosted a great panel with Octavio Nadal and speical VIP screenings of our winning films from Le MIAFF - The Montreal International Animation Film and filmfreeway newcomers from recent submiss...

Animation Day Cannes 2015 at Horyou village Best of Le MIAFF 2015 and special Cannes screenings

ANIMATION DAY at Cannes 2015 at Village presented by Animaze Daze &     Animaze is proud to present Animation Day with at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. For the first time Animation will be a grand focus  presented in conjunction with and Together a wonderful curated program of animation shorts and guest panelists will be avaialble to Cannes attendees and general public. Located on the presitgeous...

LE MIAFF 2015 Closed with Awards to Anima Buenos Aires by Maria Veronica Ramirez

    4 days of animation feature films, shorts workshops, panel discussions, interactive performances and parties at The Montréal International Animation Film Festival, in association with Teletoon, and MTL Digital Spring (Printemps Numerique) has just wrapped up with a stunning closing gala and award ceremony.     MIAFF 2015 Winners     Best Feature in Competition: Anima Buenos Aires by Maria Veronica Ramirez   Best Sh...

Fascinating Animaze Conference on Measuring Emotions in Film : View the Streaming Video

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY: SUBCONSCIOUS CONTENT H 110 April 17 – 12:00 PM If you missed it watch it in streaming Researchers are finding evidence that our decisions are driven by subconscious and emotional response. David Thomas of Impact Research part of Cosette/ Vision7 International leads this panel exploring content measured by biometric tools such as SENSUM technology and the impact it has on artistic choices and the future of film and media content. PANEL David Thomas – I...

Streaming of the opening of ANIMAZE

Festival founder Laurie Gordon welcomes the audience on opening ceremony, introducing The interactive demo of The Land of The Magic Flute (based on Mozart 's Opera). Maya Ericksson  Interactive Media Foundation l     click here to stream ...

Animaze to stream to the World some 40 hours of content - do not miss that if you missed the festival in Montreal

Discover ANIMAZE in Streaming CLICK HERE  We are quite excited to report Animaze has partnered with M (M Brands Film Inc.; to stream the festival live (April 16-19th, 2015) and on-demand through May 26, 2015.   You will be able to see the red carpet, opening ceremony, keynote speakers, interactive Google Live Air Q & A panels, master classes, and closing ceremony.  You will be able to enjoy over 40 hours of behind-the-festival coverage and ...

Animaze mentionned on Qui Fait Quoi

  "Animaze, festival international du film d'animation de Montréal : 16 au 19 avril..."   ...

Producer's vision animates Le MIAFF: Montreal's International Animation Film Festival

    Producer's vision animates Le MIAFF: Montreal's International Animation Film Festival  Montreal Gazette“Montreal is the perfect city for an animation festival,” says Laurie Gordon. “Of course, we have the tradition of the NFB. But there are so many other strong animation studios in town. I’m astounded at how many beautiful shorts are being made here." /&nbs...

Nice article on Le Miaff on Montreal Gazette

  Producer's vision animates Le MIAFF: Montreal's International Animation Film Festival   BILL BROWNSTEIN, MONTREAL GAZETTE  Published on: April 14, 2015 “Montreal is the perfect city for an animation festival,” says Laurie Gordon. “Of course, we have the tradition of the NFB. But there are so many other strong animation studios in town. I’m astounded at ho...

Le Miaff Announced on BT Breakfast TV April 14

BT Interviews The MIAFF animation festival   There’s a new festival in Montreal exclusively focused on animation in cinema and technology. Festival director Laurie Gordon talks to Alex Despatie about the Montreal International Animation Film Festival. ...

Meet the creator of our trailer Steven Woloshen

Biography Montreal born artist, Steven Woloshen (BFA, MFA Studio Arts) has been passionately creating short abstract films and time-based-art installation pieces since 1977. Steven Woloshen was born in Montreal in 1960. He entered Vanier College, an ideal enviroment to study alternative expressions with super-8 film and video. In 1980, he was admitted to Concordia University in Montreal and specialized in 16mm independant film techniques. At this present time, he has created ...

Le Miaff Full Program Revealed

Le MIAFF: Montreal International Animation Film Festival April 16th to April 19th 4 days of animation feature films, shorts workshops, panel discussions, interactive performances, animation themed parties Alice in Wonderland. Reggae Night and opening and closing parties to be held at Rosalie on de la montagne. Partnerships : TELETOON and Printemps Numérique ally with le MIAFF presenting industry professionals in animation for cinema and television and gaming. Technology in all...

Cult Classic Heavy Metal will screen with director Gerald Potterton in the house! Gerald Potterton (born 8 March 1931) is a British–Canadian director, producer and animator. He is best known for directing the cult classic Heavy Metal and his animation work on Yellow Submarine. Potterton has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: as director on the National Film Board of Canada animated shorts My Financial Career and Chr...

Shame of the Jungle to open LE MIAFF

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Shame of the Jungle by Picha and Boris Szulzinger, Le MIAFF! will program an adult evening begining with the world premiere of The Land of the Magic Flute, followed by a selection of shorts oriented to an adult audience and Shame of the Jungle and a jungle party. Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (French: Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle) is a 1975 adult-oriented French/Belgian animated film directed by cartoonist...

The name is Miaff, 'LE' Miaff, our character already thinks he is a movie star. Pfffffff!

Animator YOU BEHEAVE or we put you back into the drawer. Let's see what you can do April 16 -19 at the Festival ...

ANIMAZE LE MIAFF Gif Alphabet GIF special by Fabian &Fred

READ one letter after the other....surprise video by Fabian and Fred  who will have their short DAEWIT in the festival. The Gif Alphabebet / Animation, Installation Every letter of the alphabet illustrated and animated in a different style, altogether representing the spirit of classic flying gifs. The reduction of the quality as well as the choice of styles is inspired by the gif culture. The project is designed as a video installa...

LeMiaff announces line up of animations on CTV

Live stream CTV NEWS broadcast at press conference. More to follow. Click below to launch the video. ...

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