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


Le Miaff announces Industry Conference and Panels



The game creators, producers and broadcasters TELETOON tell the tale of how a popular IOS app developed by Gamerizon was developed into a successful multi format television and web property.



FROM IDEA TO TV – Broadcast Ready

Mike Drach development executive of 9 Story Media Group outlines the process of taking a concept for animated TV series through development all the way to production and broadcast.



Researchers are finding evidence that our decisions are driven by the subconscious and emotional response. Learn about measuring human reaction to content and how these biometric measurement tools such as SENSUM wearable technology evaluates engagement level of the audience to content.




With Co Hoedeman and Erik Goulet



A creative and collaborative workshop where small groups design, refine and pitch a transmedia project — bringing the interplay of animation, gaming and apps to life. Lead by Mike Drach. Participants from TAG , animators.

OPEN call for participants. Please contact le Miaff




Co Hoedeman

Stop motion master Oscar winner Co Hoedeman shares his earlier films to the most recent; giving an overview of working on film projects in 35 mm and changing over into digital filmmaking.


Gerald Potterton: In Conversation

Director of the iconic cult film Heavy Metal three time Oscar nominee shares his stories animating the Beatles Yellow Submarine, directing Buster Keaton and a spin of his rare record collection including a never heard before soundtrack composed by Ringo Starr.







Mike Weismeier - In Conversation

with Athena Georgaklis Mike TOONBOOM master talks about his rich animation career at Disney Feature Animation working on many films including Pocahontas and Beauty and the Beast, director for El Cid: The Legend, AAA games studio Square Enix. Michael shares his insight into the animation process bringing characters to life, 2D 3D techniques, motion capture and the importance of the story and inspiration.


The MAKING OF the Magic Flute - In Conversation

the production team share the concept and production behind the interactive graphic novel. With director Fons Scheidon, producer Maya Eriksson of the German Interactive Foundation and Montreal based composer Philippe Lambert.



Make the ANIMAZE Animated Film 2015

Filmmaker Steve Woloshen leads Animaze cocktail goers in an organic on the spot production of an animated film during the Animaze Daze Cocktails at the EV 11 in a room with a view - where everyone creates the film real time.


The NFB on LSD: In Conversation with Christopher Nutter

From musician and filmmaker off the beaten path Chris shares his fascinating perspective of the NFB during the psychedelic era. Listen to back stories of Arthur Lipsett who refused Stanley Kubrick title sequence, Norman McClaren the lion in the hallway and tales of Ryan Larkin and more.


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