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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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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 Christmas Cracker, and as producer for The Selfish Giant.


Production Year Details
Huff and Puff 1955 co-writer, co-animator with Grant Munro
Fish Spoilage Control 1956 animator
It's a Crime 1957 animator
Hors d'oeuvre 1960 co-director, co-animator with Arthur LipsettDerek LambKaj Pindal et al.
Life and Radiation 1960 co-animator with Kenneth HornPierre L'Amare
My Financial Career 1962 director, co-animator with Grant Munro
Christmas Cracker 1963 co-director with Norman McLaren, Grant Munro, Jeff Hale
The Ride 1963 director; actor
Buster Keaton Rides Again 1965 appears as himself
The Railrodder, a.k.a. The Railroader 1965 director; writer; co-editor with Jo Kirkpatrick
Cool McCool 1966 director
The Quiet Racket 1966 director
Yellow Submarine 1968 animator
Pinter's People 1969 director
Tiki Tiki 1971 co-director with Rolan BykovJack Stokes; writer; producer
The Selfish Giant 1971 producer
The Rainbow Boys, a.k.a. The Rainbow Gang 1973 director; writer
The Happy Prince 1974 producer
Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid 1975 executive producer
The Christmas Messenger 1975 producer
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure 1977 animator; associate and sequence director
Canada VignettesWinter – Dressing Up 1979 director; writer
Canada Vignettes: Winter – Starting the Car 1979 director; writer
Heavy Metal 1981 director
The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones 1983 director; animator
Rubik the Amazing Cube 1983 story director
George and the Christmas Star 1985 director; writer; producer
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 1987 appears as himself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1987 animation director
– The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1987 animation director; title design
– The Marvelous Land of Oz 1987 animation director; title design
– Ozma of Oz 1987 animation director; title design
– The Emerald City of Oz 1987 animation director; title design
The Smoggies 1988 director; writer; creator
The Real Story of I'm a Little Teapot 1990 director
The Real Story of Baa Baa Black Sheep 1991 director; art director
Young Robin Hood 1991 director; writer
The Real Story of Happy Birthday to You 1992 director; writer; lyricist (The Girlie Wants a Song / The Birthday Contest Medley)

Other works

Potterton illustrated the 1977 children's book, Scouse the Mouse, by Donald Pleasence. He also wrote The Star, and George, published by Harper & Row, 1968.

Awards and honours

From 1970 to 1971 Potterton served as vice-president of l'Association Internationale des films d'animation (ASIFA) He is currently a distinguished member of the Royal Canadian Academy (RCA).[6]

At the 12th Annual Cartoons on the Bay International Festival of Television Animation in Salerno, Italy, in April 2008, Potterton received the Pulcinella Lifetime Achievement Award.[7]

In September 2002 he received The Buster Award at The Buster Keaton Celebration.

Other awards include:

Award Result Year Production Remarks
Academy Award nomination 1962 My Financial Career  
Academy Award nomination 1962 Christmas Cracker  
Berlin International Film Festival won 1965 The Railrodder honourable mention for best short film
Golden Gate Award won – best animated short 1964 Christmas Cracker San Francisco International Film Festival (shared with Jeff Hale, Norman McLaren, Grant Munro

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