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Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival


ANIMAZE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2020 EDITION  

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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Flipping

 

Director: JIN KYU AHN

Jin Kyu Ahn, an artist, an animator, and a filmmaker is based in Los Angeles. He has been focusing on new and experimental work through combination of various medium and genre such as poem, video, installation, and performance. 
Jin Kyu Ahn was born in Pohang, South Korea, 1977. He has received a Master of Fine Arts in 2011 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008 from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He is currently teaching animation and film at the Community Arts Partnership (CAP), a program of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). 
He has exhibited and screened extensively in U.S, Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Organ (2011) was officially invited by predominant film festivals such as Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio), New Orleans Film Festival (New Orleans), Anthology Film Archives (New York City), Lucerne International Film Festival (Switzerland), International Digital Moving Image Festival (New York City), Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (Washington), and Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (Los Angeles). It has won Silver Screen Award at Nevada International Film Festival (Las Vegas). Echo (2013) was invited and screened at Online Dance film festival, DancesMadeToOrder. Flipping (2014) was screened at Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio) and Intermediations Video Art and Experimental Video Festival (Colombia), International Festival Signes de Nuit (France), Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (Los Angeles), and Oxford Film Festival (Mississippi). He recently held a solo exhibition contained at Leigh Wen Fine Art in Chelsea, New York City (2014). His work, Contained is sponsored by Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Director’s Statement

-Finding- 
The path to walk into the frame of art is still fearful and mysterious. The end is unknown, and there seems to be no outlet. It is like finding out what this or that is by groping around in a dark room. Just like touching and grouping around in the corners, it seems to be such a hard and difficult life having to meditate on the meaning of each moment everyday. 
The work is associated with what the artist means to recall in the artistic life that he has walked through so far. In the beginning, in the process of encountering art and then understanding and learning it, he faced a turning point of art several times. The first starts from this very work. 
It was such an interesting and wondrous thing to experience to go from the concept of “creating or making” into that of “discovering”. Not just remaining in making and completing a thing with hands, he discovers what no one has ever seen before accidently. It must have been the greatest fortune for him personally to have the eye of artistic beauty hidden inside it. 
-Universe in Bubble- 
The law of motion is applied to this work. The force of collision applied to the two faces makes liquid hold gas. And within the motions of water and oil drops resulted from reaction and the law of causality, we can call the universal image to mind for the features of water drops. Likewise, in life, a person gets to have various experiences and feelings within a certain system. 


How meaningful emotional layers do we have in our lives living in the dimensions of time and space? 
-Centrifugal Force- 
‘Recalling’… It might be something that is beyond time and space. 
Time flows, and space changes, and I also change. I feel that the direction of my thinking or criteria for values change their aspects at all times just like a chameleon within the social structure and the philosophical viewpoint I have. 
The changes in the world leave us all different kinds of concepts and phenomena such as decline and loss, neglect and violence, reality and dream, and life and death. The concepts born from the reaction of those changes again influence one another and become projected into us living in the present moment. However, recalling the past days in the flow of that change is like the centrifugal force of image of the artist who intends to find his right place after wandering around the present and the future. 
-Flipping- 
Life goes on. 
For eight years from 2005 till 2013, musicians had to be changed three times to elevate the completeness of the work. And finally, I took out the old work again that had been left as the unfinished. The world has changed, and my thought about the work has changed, too. But with the desperate intention to revive this work that has been the come-by-chance, I want to see my present life newly.

 

 

Interface

Director: Mel Hsieh

Mel is a creative director and an Independent Animation Artist. He also corporates in the music and fashion industry as an Art Director. At age 17 he was nominated for The British Young Designer of the year (2005). He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2009) and won 1st prize in D&AD student Awards. He continues to build on his animation vocabulary at School of Visual Art in MFA Computer Art (2015) to expand his visual communication identity. His works related to subjects of surrealism, phenomenology and lucid dream as representation of reality that animation could facilitate a film-taking place within the mind. 
His website is melhsieh.com

Director’s Statement

I am an Independent Animation Artist who is constantly exploring avenues of expression that combine surrealism, phenomenology and psychology to create dream-like visuals that revel in the chaotic beauty of silence and violence. As a child of the 1980’s, I was born into color. Since then, the world has been digitized and the speed of information is overloading our minds. This digitizing phenomenon is reshaping our culture and I wonder how many mega-pixels can define our existence and hold our memories. As part of that movement, my art synthesizes and decodes the compression of our over-connected modern society by visualizing that which is lost in translation and the art of error.


Big Shot

Director: Maurice Huvelin

Maurice Huvelin was born in Paris. He graduated from Orléans Art School, where he is now a professor. Since 1985 he has been an indie producer and maker of particular, nonsensical and poetic movies. His films have been awarded at international festivals and screened on European TV. Only recently has he made the leap into animated images. BIGHORROR is the first episod of BIGSHOT SERIES, Prix du Jury at Web Program Festival , La Rochelle 2014.

Director’s Statement

BIGSHOT SERIES is my first animated series. Since I am a comedy filmmaker, I often work on idiotic stories and absurd short movies for cinema. In Greek « idiot » means « simple ». So I decided to animate idiotic short stories with tiny and cheeky characters coming from emblematic famous movies style, in a one shot scene. My animated Pixel-art project is for me a new way to denounce human violence with silly situations and without dialogues. My approach was that BIGSHOT series could be showed everywhere, and specially in movie festivals, Web Fest or on Internet with interactive bonus and gamings.

 

Tears of Inge

Director: Alisi Telengut

Alisi Telengut, creates animation frame by frame under the camera, with painting as the medium, to generate movement and explore hand-made and painterly visuals for her films. Her works have been culturally engaged and focus on nomadic ethnic minorities. Her recent films received awards, have been screened in various worldwide film venues and exhibitions as moving image artworks, and have also contributed to enthnographic research.

A profound human-animal and human-nature relationship is represented by a painted world filled with a camel's emotion and tears. It is based on a real Mongolian nomadic story narrated by my grandmother.

 

The Urge It Lies Within

Director: Christopher Angus

During a bizarre series of events a vampire discovers that harmless forest creatures, and even his own body, have turned against him.

 

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