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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


Meet the creator of our trailer Steven Woloshen



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 many animated and experimental film projects and has been invited to show his work at many festivals, screenings and galleries in his country as well as, around the globe. In addition, he has lectured on the subject of the animated film and has been commissioned to create short animated pieces for other filmmakers, artists and events. In 2002, he presented to the public his first retrospective of films produced between 1982 and 2002. The Cinémathèque québécoise, in Montreal, Canada, hosted the event, Carte Blanche à Steven Woloshen. Steven Woloshen is currently living in Montreal and is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada since 1991, and the STCVQ since 1986.
He has been invited to show his work, has lectured on the subject of handmade analogue film techniques and has been commissioned to create unique films for artist - run centers, international film festivals and galleries. In 2010, he published his first book on the subject of decay, archiving and handmade filmmaking techniques, titled “Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker.”


2014  1000 Plateaus, Canada, 3 min. 21 
2013  Where the Sidewalk Ends, Canada, 2 min. 
2013  Crossing Victoria, Canada, 4 min. 
2012  Frobisher Bay, Canada, 2 min. 45 ±

Awards and Distinctions 

2014  CFI Award, Best Canadian Animation, 1000 Plateaus, Ottawa International Animation Festival,             Canada 
2014  Prix Audio ZCrossing Victoria, Prends ça court, Montréal, Canada ±
2013  Best Canadian Animation Honorable Mention, The 2013 Canadian Film Institute (CFI),             Crossing Victoria, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada 
2011  Honorable MentionVisual Music for 10 Voices, Punto y Raya/Dot and Line Festival,             Madrid, Spain 
2011  Special MentionPlaytime, Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival, Vienna, Austria 
2010  Honorable MentionPlaytime, Ottawa Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada 
2010  Nominated, Best Animated, Playtime, Gala des Jutra, Montréal, Canada 
2006  Honorable MentionChanging Evan, The Ottawa International Animation Festival,             Ottawa, Canada 
2006  Nominated, Best Animation, The Curse of the Voodoo Child, Gala des Jutra, Montreal,             Canada 
2004  Nominated, Best Animation, Two Eastern Hair Lines, Gala des Jutra, Montreal, Canada 
2003  Best Non-Narrative Short FilmCameras Take Five, I Castelli Animate, International             Animated Film Festival, Roma, Italy 
2002  Best Experimental filmDitty Dot Comma, The Montreal Jewish Student Film Festival,             Montreal, Canada



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