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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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Nesta Morgan - A Fascinating Collection of Film Festival Caricatures

  Nesta Morgan draws the panel at Animation Day In Cannes May 18 2015   I am and have been inspired for a long time to write about Nesta Morgan who has been creating wonderful drawings at film festivals around the world. By fluke or happenstance the editor has indeed done this today! Nesta's light elegant sketch style created in real time as would a court room artist but much more fun! I first observed Nesta in action at Cannes 2014 when we were sitting side by side at a con...

Minions Anticipated Summer Hit voiced by Sandra Bullock

About Minions: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.  But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongsid...

Interface chosen Animaze Daze selection at Annecy OFF

Interface iNTERFACE 2'28 Digital media is like a transparent thin layer of skin; it shields our notion of self, and also the ability to transform and change. "iNTERFACE" is an experimental film about a self-portrait made of assemblages and investigates co-existing multiple digital identities. "The best interface is no interface." Director: Mel Hsieh Mel is a creative director and an Independent Animation Artist. He also corporates in the mu...

The Urge It Lies Within - Selected Animaze Daze at Annecy OFF

The Urge It Lies Within Director: Christopher Angus During a bizarre series of events a vampire discovers that harmless forest creatures, and even his own body, have turned against him.     Film Website: ...

BIG SHOT Selected for Animaze Daze at Annecy OFF 2015

Big Shot Director: Maurice Huvelin Maurice Huvelin was born in Paris. He graduated from Orléans Art School, where he is now a professor. Since 1985 he has been an indie producer and maker of particular, nonsensical and poetic movies. His films have been awarded at international festivals and screened on European TV. Only recently has he made the leap into animated images. BIGHORROR is the first episod of BIGSHOT SERIES, Prix du Jury at Web Program Festival&nbs...

Tears of Inge Animaze Daze Selected for screening at Annecy OFF

Running Time: 04 minutes 21 seconds Production Country: Canada Production Year: 2013 June Director and Producer: Alisi Telengut Film Contact: Alisi Telengut Film Synopsis Logline: A mother camel rejects her baby after a painful childbirth. Short Synopsis: A profound human-animal and human-nature relationship is represented by a painted world filled with a camel's emotion and tears. It is based on a real Mongolian nomadic story narrated by my grandmother. Short Synopsis (Français): C...

Flipping selected at Animaze Daze at Annecy 2015

Flipping is enjoying a successful festival run having been selected for Animaze Daze in Annecy France June 17-18 during Annecy OFF - Director Jin Kyu Ahn is based in California and a graduate from the California Institute for the Arts.  PROJECT WEBSITE: ...

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 ...


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