The Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival celebrates and encourages the efforts of the talented people working in this unique art form of stop motion animation.
Stop Motion animation is created by artists moving puppets in tiny increments while recording one image at a time. Each short sequence on film can represent hours of painstaking attention to detail. Is it time consuming? Definitely! But, the results can be mesmerizing and possess near universal appeal.
From the charm of Gumby, to the wild adventures of Wallace and Gromit, through to the zaniness of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare before Christmas*, we have fallen under the magical spell of characters brought to life by stop-motion animation.
With its use in television and feature films, stop-motion animation has recently experienced a resurgence. Despite this, getting their work screened can still be a huge struggle for many artists. The Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival is working to change that.
We hope you will join us on October 18th, 19th and 20th, 2013, at Concordia University’s J.A. de Sève Theater (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal) for the 5th edition of The Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival.