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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


ANIMAZE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 2022 EDITION  

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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Animation - images and films America & France - Pioneers of a new dimension

Fantasmagorie is a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of traditional hand-drawn animation
and considered by film historians to be the first animated cartoon.

Émile Cohl

 

Georges Méliès

French filmmaker Georges Méliès is known as the first cinemagician for his early
use of special effects in cinema.
Between 1896 and 1914, he directed some 531 films,
ranging from one to forty minutes in length, usually featuring 
single in-camera effects
throughout each entire film. In 1902, he appeared in one of his own films,
l’oeuf du sorcier(The Prolific Egg),
 a groundbreaking exploration of scale, multiplication and transitions that truly sealed his reputation
as a “cinemagician” and the father of special effects in film.

 

Cartoonist and artist Winsor McCay (1869-1964) is often considered one of the fathers of “true” animation.
His 1911 film, Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics, also referred
to simply as 
Little Nemo and featured here last week, contain two minutes of pure animation at around 8:11,
using sequential hand-illustration in a novel way not seen in previous films.

 

British filmmaker J. Stuart Blackton is credited with creating the first animation in America and was among the first in the world to use stop-motion as a storytelling technique. In 1896, Blackton, a reporter for the New York Evening World, was sent to interview Thomas Edison about his brand new Vitascope invention. In an age where wooing reporters was critical to success, Edison took Blackton to Black Maria, his studio-cabin, and created an impromptu film of Blackton doing a lightning sketch of Edison himself. Blackton became so infatuated with the technology that he soon founded the American Vitagraph Company and began producing films, debuting with The Enchanted Drawing in 1900.

In 1893, Muybridge used the phenakistoscope — an early animation device that harnessed the “persistence of vision”
principle to create an illusion of motion — to extend his visual studies to animation.

 

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