2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival - Announcing Special Guests!

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the next edition of the Festival, which will take place on September 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Our submissions deadline has been pushed up this year in order to provide us with sufficient time to plan the best festival experience we can offer!

The Call for Entries will end on June 20th, 2014.

Help us spread the word about our change in dates! Get those films in!

http://stopmotionmontreal.com/index.php/en/submit/

Started in 2009 and now preparing its sixth edition, the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is the world’'s first festival dedicated exclusively to films made using stop motion animation.
The festival has been host to many special guests, including OSCAR® winner Co Hoedeman, world renowned filmmakers Barry JC Purves, Peter Saunders of Mackinnon & Saunders (Corpse Bride), Mark Shapiro (Laika’s ParaNorman), Merlin Crossingham (Aardman Animations), Joe and Joan Clokey (Gumby) and Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas).

Each year, the Festival offers family-friendly stop motion workshops, guest lectures from international experts in the field, and the best stop motion films from around the world.
We're looking forward receiving your films, and to seeing you all in September (26th, 27th and 28th, 2014)!

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: June 20, 2014
For information concerning eligibility, dates, accepted formats and rules, please visit the submission section of our website.
For more information: www.StopMotionMontreal.com

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Only a month left before submissions close for this year's Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival! Get those films in, and spread the word!

http://stopmotionmontreal.com/index.php/en/submit/

I want to submit my film, but I'm afraid that if I send my film now by post it will not reach Montreal in time. Is there no to submit online? A link to the film with password, a wetransfer link, etc?

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce its special guest line-up for this year's edition!

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LAIKA STUDIOS AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS


AIKA (Portland, Oregon USA) is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious, creative, and courageous stop-motion studios in the world. They specialize in feature-length and short animated films, as well as commercials. The studio has produced two OSCAR NOMINATED stop motion films: ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009).
 
During their special presentation, you will discover the remarkable creativity of LAIKA, with a look at their latest project The Boxtrolls (in theatres 26 Sept. 2014), and be able to meet the original puppets from the production.

For more information: www.laika.com




SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF ROBOT CHICKEN WITH ALEX KRAMER

Now in production of its seventh season, Robot Chicken has received remarkable world-wide success. In 2014, in order to grow its audience and charm local viewers, Teletoon aired the French version of the series during their adult programming. For the Festival’s 6th edition, we are excited to have Alex Kramer, director of animation on Robot Chicken, reveal the inner-workings of this popular series.

Alex Kamer graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and video. After graduation, Alex decided to pursue a career in animation. In 2005 he began to intern at Shadow Machine, working on the second season of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Alex started working a stop-motion character animator on such shows as Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Frankenhole, and Titan Maximum. Alex is currently the animation director on the seventh season of Robot Chicken at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. He also teaches character animation classes, and has directed episodes of Dinosaur Office and Mad’s Spy vs. Spy. In 2013 he wrote, directed, and animated his own film, The Well.

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Come join us for what's sure to be another fantastic year with outstanding guests and films! See you all September 26th-28th, 2014!



 

The MSMFF is proud to announce in addition to Robot Chicken's Alex Kamer, LAIKA puppet fabricator Georgina Hayns will be joining us, giving us a behind the scenes look and presentation on the making of Boxtrolls!


Films have been selected, director's have been notified, and our full program is listed on our website! Over 60 international films in competition, guest presentations, free family-friendly screenings and hands-on stop-motion stations! Come check out what we have in store this year!

http://stopmotionmontreal.com/en/program.html

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