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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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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  films, their creators and industry professionals to  assemble and talk shop.  Animation orphans often linger in the shadows dwarfed by "real life"  movies and promo.  Animation films are easily lost within the Cannes market place itself where an animation film is often a stand alone poster among many. The current Cannes winner Wave 98 and the now revered Waltz with Balshir are definitely exceptions to the rule nevermind the blockbuster Avatars and Toy Story franchise.  Animation is easily  misunderstood in the shmorgasboard of confused genres like the new kid in the school yard the lone kid no one pays attention to. Then one day the kid grows up and fulfills their potential nobody saw coming.  Just like le MIAFF animator logo with his watering Cannes - all animation needs is TLC as a labour of love! Make no mistake ofcourse Hollywood animation blockbusters do make BIG money. Huge money sometimes and they can also cost a lot to make. More and more, animation film is losing it's wallflower status finally gaining some respect. The genre no one knows quite what to do with. Animation is the "lost little big film" at festivals worldwide is  gaining traction and is the fastest growing film genre of all with the potential for the widest audience because the film must entertain the parents (perhaps with inside jokes) that are innocent enough on the surface for the kids to enjoy and not get exposed to adult theme content.


Animation day at Cannes in the world's biggest market place gives animation film a place to call home.

 Bringing together a synthesis of panels and various element of the industry, Animation Day at Cannes gathers the stray animation films. We invite animators and industry professionals to join us at our next event.

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Animaze or if you want to get involved with a film or partnership at Animation Day or simply attend as a guest.





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