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Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema investigates and develops cinema as a means of artistic expression. Its programs aim to graduate filmmakers, film animators, and scholars who have a rich appreciation of the artistic and cultural potential of the medium, and also of its history and traditions. Students are exposed to the possibilities of both digital and analog technologies, and the School’s scholarly and artistic community celebrates its celluloid heritage and participates in the construction of the cinema of the future.

 

School programs -always evolving- embrace diversity, both in artistic formats and in the cultural values espoused through the study, creation, and dissemination of the cinema. The School's mission is inseparable from its commitment to the relevance and responsibility of its activities to the community, understood as being rooted here in Montreal and Quebec, throughout Canada, and internationally

Thank you to our partners and sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support in the 9th edition of the Festival Stop Motion Montreal. We are very pleased to announce the names of our new partners, as well as our loyal supporters who have been with us from the start of this wonderful adventure!

 

On behalf of the entire Festival Stop Motion Montreal team and all festival-goers taking part in the 2017 edition activities; we thank you enormously!

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Cultural and Media Partners

Cultural Partners  - Festivals

FIFEM : The Montreal International Children’s Film Festival takes place annually over the school winter break season. On top of their special activities offered throughout the year, FIFEM presents a 10 day long feast of short and feature film screenings, as well as episodes from live action and animated television series from over 30 countries worldwide.

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Métaux Solutions is a service company specializing in the distribution of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and industrial plastics.  In operation since 1995, the company meets the needs for metal repair, servicing, and maintenance for business sectors where product reliability and delivery times are critical.

 

Offering its customers welcoming stores, knowledgeable and friendly staff, a wide range of metal products, and high quality services, Métaux Solutions has earned an enviable reputation in the industry.  By providing its customers with quality products, reliable service, and fast delivery, Métaux Solutions will continue to support all the artists and industries it serves.

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SIAL’s mission is to meet all our customers requirements. We are a manufacturer of clays, glazes, sculpting stone, temperas and electrical kiln parts. Also, we are distributors of complete product lines for pottery, ceramics, sculpture, molding, casting, Professionnal Make-up and Special Effects - FX. We continually add new products as to remain in the forefront of new trends and techniques.

 

SIAL’s expert staff has been trained to advise you on all our products, so that you may realize all your projects from the simplest to the most complex.

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Casteliers is an organization that specializes in theatre puppetry arts and presents year-round puppet shows of traditional or contemporary forms. They also organize an annual festival that takes place over the spring break. This year, the 12th edition of the Casteliers Festival will take place from March 8th to 12th and will feature numerous puppet shows for adults as well as children from Russia, Slovenia, France, The United States, Alberta and Quebec.

March 8th to 12th,  2017

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Stop Motion Barcelona Short Film Festival was created by  La Academia de Animación in Barcelona. It is dedicated exclusively to the world of stop motion animation and its first edition was held June 26th, 2016. During  that day, a short film competition was presented and a stop motion workshop for kids and families was given by El Bombeto, an itinerant animation and film workshop company. For its 2017 edition, the festival added conferences and several workshops.

June 29 to July 1st, 2017

Main Film is a center for artists founded in 1982, whose mandate is to support independent filmmakers in finding their artistic voices and cinematographic visions through practice and artistic enrichment, whatever the experience level, chosen medium, technique, or context of distribution. Through their various activities offered, Main Film aims to accompany filmmakers in defining themselves as artists and to encourage the emergence of new cinematographic voices.

 

For this, we operate on two complementary levels and propose to filmmakers:

 

- to free themselves from material and financial constraints, which limit creativity, the creation itself and practice

 

- to enrich themselves artistically alongside recognized artists and facilitate entry into their field

We offer our material resources and contacts, as well as a space dedicated to creation and a friendly atmosphere.

 

The accompanied artist is able to improve their practice, refine their auteur filmmaking vision, experiment and explore their craft. We wish to aid in the emergence of filmmakers with a unique artistic style and approach, in enriching, renewing and diversifying the cultural landscape through strong and bold works.

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animation-festivals.com aims to provide the international animation community with a continuously updated directory of festival listings; specialising in festivals that are exclusive to animation, or film festivals with a dedicated animation category. The website is completely free to use.

 

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Dynamic, colourful, diversified: the Conseil des arts de Montréal is a reflection of its city and artistic community.

 

Motivated by its mission to support and recognize artistic excellence, the Conseil identifies, supports and recognizes experimentation, discovery and boldness. Its policies stimulate innovation and promote emerging artists and cultural diversity.

 

Through its grants, tours, residencies, awards, like the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal, and mobilization initiatives, often created in partnership, the Conseil annually supports over 400 cultural organizations.

 

By valuing public participation in the arts, most notably by showcasing local artists in all areas of the island, the Conseil has helped make Montreal the vibrant and creative city it is today.

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Associated Partners

Deco Spec was established in 1991 as a metal finishing company specializing in gold, silver, e-coat and decorative finishings.  A steady growth over the past 21 years has allowed Deco Spec to expand its facilities into an ultra modern metal finishing company that utilizing state of the art equipment for production.

 

Deco Spec has a dynamic competent staff and the management team has more than 50 years of experience and knowledge in different plating industries.

The mission at Deco Spec is to offer customers the quality and service they deserve.  

 

Deco Spec your source for quality metal finishing.

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Recognized since 1989 by the Quebec Ministry of Labour, the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association is an association of part-time faculty employed by Concordia University to defend and negotiate on behalf of its members. The Association not only defends the rights of its members, it supports and showcases their achievements relating to their professional development, their creative endeavors, and their academic research.

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With over 20 years of expertise in creating computer graphics , we provide educational services, research and development, transfer of knowledge and consultation services to large businesses and educational institutions in both Canada and the United States , as well as in South America, Europe and Asia.

 

We differ from other training institutions through our special links to most major digital imaging software developers, (such as Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Eyeon, Toom Boom, and Pixologic), who over the years have mandated us to generate new product users.

E*D Films is an award winning animation house, digital tools lab, and full-service studio that continues to be committed to sharing its unique processes and knowledge via educational tutorials and broadcasts online. Whether it's 2D, 3D, stop motion, IP creation, concept and character development, 360 degree animation production, or tuts & tools, we do it all in the animation and gaming industries for ourselves and for others.

 

Driven to create and share meaningful stories backed by strong technical and artistic skills, we can take each production from conception to delivery. Our work has traveled to festivals worldwide, garnering over thirty accolades and awards including a Webby in 2011 to a Power to the Pixel win in 2015 and an Annecy/MIFA Pitch Selection in 2016. Our latest 15 minutes of animation fame can be seen in EyeSteel Film's documentary feature "Let There Be Light" which started its journey at SXSW, went on to Hot Docs, and continues to tour the globe.

Studio Pascal Blais (SPB) is an Academy Award-winning full-service animation production company located in the heart of Old-Montreal and with offices in Toronto and London. SPB continually innovates their creative process and technologies to produce the highest quality animation for advertising and interactive/digital media solutions for prestigious clients around the globe, while actively developing co-productions, branded entertainment solutions and original content. Our roster of internationally acclaimed directors, artists and digital production experts specialize in a vast range styles and techniques of animation including 2D, 3D/CGI, Motion Graphics, Stop-Motion, VFX and Live-Action that enhance all creative collaborations.

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Jako Lanterne is composed of Laurent Canniccioni and Emily Bélanger. They form a solid team and have been collaborating on many productions since 2003.

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Sponsors

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Created in 2008, Puppets & Clay is the more profuse Spanish blog, but also maybe the eldest, exclusively dedicated to talk about the stop-motion technique. A webspace where the researcher Adrián Encinas promulgate the news, novelties, rarities al (g)oldies of this centenary art form, and which is complemented by a homonym fanzine and a facebook page with more than 23.000 followers. Furthermore Adrián Encinas is the author of the book ¡Bien hecho, Gromit! [Well done, Gromit!], a huge essay about the 40 years if of the Bristol based studio Aardman Animations, the creators of iconic claymation characters like Wallace & Gromit, Morph or Shaun the Sheep.

Kino’00’s mission is to help new, talented filmmakers emerge and to support the production and promotion of professional artists' work already evolving within our organization. Kino’00’s mandate consists of:

 

Supporting and organizing the production of independent short films

 

Offering the best possible public exposure for our members’ creations through our integrated promotional structure (Public screenings, Web broadcasting, DVDs, In-festival promotion and our international network)

 

Stimulating collaborations between artists, producers, technical collaborators and actors within a solid international network

 

Developing and offering methods, tools and services to emerging filmmakers that will help them in their artistic work.

 

All of Kino’00’s activities aim at creating a culture of artistic excellence in movie-making as well as producing works that will contribute to Quebec’s rich media arts heritage.

 

Our motto is “Do well with nothing, do better with little, and do it now!”

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Teatricus.com, the show's toolbox, was launched in 2010. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the gathering and digital tools of arts and entertainment professionals.

 

Teatricus has created a platform that brings together, in a single connection, six interactive digital platforms aimed at supporting the arts and entertainment industry.

 

Teatricus works to deliver the right message and provide the right solution for every type of professional, whether artists, technicians or companies. Our goal is to bring together and federate these professionals through events or partnerships. Also, we propose to relay and diffuse your work.

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MOMAKIN focuses around activities aiming at promotion of animation in Poland and Worldwide. MOMAKIN is a way to realise bold and unconventional ideas concerning cultural education, film distribution and production, as well as promotion of Polish film industry and its creators. MOMAKIN is a film distributor and service provider company which supports foreign producers looking for partners in Poland, whether in the form of co-producers, executive producers or finding access to Polish finance. We also help producers to find a film crew.

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Images that stick to one another, that diverge and converge. Images that stick to your memory like a piece of gum to your shoe.

 

But “sticky” means more than that. Stickiness can be tough and relentless, persevering and enduring. These adjectives describe the young animation artists of this collective. Blood, sweat, and tears—this is the glue that binds them together.

 

The Sticky Frames artists came to Kassel, the center of the German armaments industry, not to build tanks, but to give birth to ideas. The only thing they blow up is your mind. So far none of them has received the prize named after the inventor of another explosive, dynamite, but the list of their awards and festival invitations is long.

 

To animate signifies “to bring life to.” Sticky Frames animates not only the materials with which they work (clay, paper, etc.), but also their audience. They throw new light and new colors on things that might seem trivial at first glance—the life of garbage collectors or horses.

 

Wherever the Sticky Frames tour of short films stops, something starts moving, something gets off the ground. But the movement of their audiences is an interior one. They are glued to their chairs.

A major event on the Canadian cinema scene since its first edition in 1971, the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal has proven its ability to continually adapt to the most avant-garde audiovisual practices in the field.

 

During eleven days of festival : over 350 films (feature and short films) by directors from Québec, Canada and all over the World, virtual reality installations, performances, digital and interactiv experiences, cocktails, parties, conferences, and encounters are offered to the audiences.

 

Don’t miss the Festival’s 46th edition next Fall!

Otober 4to 15, 2017

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Canada and Germany maintain close and friendly relations, reflected in their active co-operation on the international stage as well as their healthy economic and investment relations. Both countries benefit from their strong cultural and academic connections and people-to-people contacts.

 

Our daily work includes close collaboration with German Organizations and NGO’s. From economy and science to culture, the German Embassy and Consulate Generals organize and sponsor a wide variety of events and lectures every year.

 

In Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany is represented through the Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate Generals in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

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We believe every customer has the right to become better off. Through our CSR commitments to Customers, Employees, Communities, the Environment, and strong Governance practices, we aim to create value for both society and Scotiabank. Through our resources, reach and expertise, Scotiabank is focused on driving economic growth for our customers, employees, and the communities where we operate, to build a better future.

 

Our community giving is an important component of our CSR efforts. In 2016, the Bank contributed in excess of $70 million in donations, sponsorships and other forms of assistance to communities around the world.

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You may never have heard of us, but you've seen our products at work. If you've ever been to the movies, admired a piece of sculpture, marvelled at detailed architectural ornamentation or used a telephone; then you've encountered the handiwork of people who use Smooth-On rubbers, plastics, foams and other products to turn their ideas into 3-dimensional reality

 

Established in 1895, Smooth-On, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of silicone rubbers, polyurethane rubbers and plastics, rigid and flexible urethane foams, epoxies, polysulfide rubbers, adhesives, coatings, release agents and other material technologies.  Smooth-On has supplied artists and professionals for the past 120 years. Their production facility is currently located in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

The Quebec Association of Puppeteers (AQM) is a service organization whose mission is to promote the development and recognition of puppetry. Its membership is made up of practitioners, creative and production companies, professional artists from the field, as well as cultural organizations and people interested in the arts of puppetry, in order to promote the evolution of practice, to help them integrate into the contemporary theatrical movement and to sensitize public opinion and public authorities to the work, research and stakes of the puppeteers. The AQM acts exclusively as an organization for the profession of puppeteer in Quebec.

 

In addition, the AQM ensures representation of its members at the international level through its involvement with the International Union of Puppets (UNIMA) as the UNIMA-Canada Center (Quebec sector).

 

The AQM carries out its activities with the aim of:

 

• Represent the environment,

• Promote peer and public recognition,

• Facilitate the flow of information,

• Ensure continuing education and training

• Promote artists in the rest of Canada and abroad through its involvement in UNIMA and through international festivals and events.

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