ed films is a Montreal-based animation studio and digital tools maker. Since 2007, they have produced award-winning films with a handcrafted feel, using a unique blend of animation techniques. Along the way, the company has committed to sharing their knowledge with the world, offering online tutorials and downloadable digital assets that empower other creators to quickly take their projects to the next level. Check ed films productions and browse their online store at www.edfilms.net.

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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

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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.


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.

March 2 -10, 2019

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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. The 14th edition of the Casteliers Festival will take place from March 6th to 10th and will feature numerous puppet shows for adults as well as children from Quebec, Canada and other countries around the world.

March 6-10,  2018

Depuis plus de 25 ans, nous sommes un lieu de rassemblement et un moteur du secteur, un centre de création, ainsi qu'une vitrine du savoir québécois en imagerie de synthèse et en médias interactifs.

L'École NAD, campus de l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, propose des technologies nouvelles, un équipement hautement spécialisé, un corps professoral composé d'experts, des chargés de cours qui font leur marque dans l'industrie et un espace dynamique consacré à la création pour nos étudiants triés sur le volet.


Nous sommes au goût du jour, comme la technologie qui sans cesse se renouvelle. Nos diplômés travaillent sur des projets grandioses et variés (Assassin's Creed, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, La guerre des tuques, etc.). Nous nous distinguons des autres établissements de formation grâce à nos liens privilégiés avec l'industrie et la plupart des grands développeurs de logiciels de création numérique (Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Eyeon, Toon Boom, Pixologic, Side Effects) qui, au fil des ans, nous ont mandatés pour former les nouveaux utilisateurs, pour former les meilleurs.

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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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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.


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.


Located in the heart of Old Montreal, TONIC DNA (formerly Studio Pascal Blais) is an internationally acclaimed animation production company. With over 35 years of experience in the animation industry, the studio is at the forefront of creative innovation, offering a full range of services related to the production of commercials, animated series, short films and feature films, as well as branded, digital and interactive content solutions for clients across the globe.


Salambo is an award-winning TV & web production company specializing in original animated content for kids and families. With more than 28h of animated programming and close to 600 million online views, Salambo is known worldwide for its hit TV and webseries "Têtes à claques". Salambo is currently producing "The Bizarre Stories of Professor Zarbi", a 44*11min cut-out animated comedy show for teenagers scheduled to air on Teletoon in the fall 2019.


Dragonframe offers stop motion filmmakers, powerful, efficient software and hardware solutions to facilitate maximum productivity and unbridled creativity. It offers a comprehensive set of animation and cinematography tools, and offers hardware integrations for advanced 3D stereoscopic capture, lighting automation, and motion control. You can download the free trial version now!

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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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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.

The Sommets du cinéma d’animation is an essential annual rendez-vous that brings together animation artists and professionals as well as movie-lovers from all over. Recognized as reals landmarks in the animation world, Montréal can certainly boast of the asset that is the Sommets­, a major event that celebrates animation in all its bold and diverse forms and that highlights the knowledge and expertise of local practitioners of this art form.

Novembre 21-25,  2018

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Thank you to our partners and sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support in the 11th 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 2019 edition activities; we thank you enormously!

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The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is the National Arts Service Organization for the Media Arts. With a coast-to-coast-to-coast membership of nearly 100 artist-run centres, festivals, and distributors, we represent over 16,000 independent media artists and creators engaged in independent film, video, audio and new media arts.

Festival Stop Motion Montréal is a member of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)

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Dedicated to art in all its forms, Phi is a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization that cultivates all aspects of creation, development, production and dissemination. Phi is at the intersection of art, film, music, design and technology. Through eclectic programming and a strong emphasis on content creation, Phi fosters unexpected encounters between artists and audiences.


Headquartered at the Phi Centre in Montreal Canada, Phi was created by Director and Founder Phoebe Greenberg.

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.


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 47th edition next Fall!

Oct. 3-14,  2018

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Ciné-motion est un festival de film d'animation en stop-motion pour amateurs. Organisé par la Ville de Saint-Herblain (France) et le cinéma Lutétia, il fait concourir des amateurs de tous âges, en solo ou en collectif. Des films de 1 à 7 minutes sont mis en compétition dans les catégories suivantes :


Écoliers (moins de 11 ans)

Collégiens/Lycéens (de 11 à 16 ans)

Plus de 16 ans

Films collectifs (famille ou groupe inter-âge)

Étudiants - spécialisé en école supérieure de cinéma ou film d'animation.



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April 27th,  2019

Un'Anime, animated short film is open to amateurs and professionals of all age who want to express their creativity via a short film realized entirely by their own resources. They can use different techniques (stop motion, animated 2D images, 3D animation, etc.) The theme of this year is “Head in the stars”. The goal is to stimulate and to reward the creativity of the persons interested by animated films.


The participating short films will be examined by a Jury of professionals in animation and graphic design; they will designate the winners of the contest for the best screenplay, the best animation, audacity award and the special award of the Jury.  For the 4th edition of our contest, the registrations are open until 30th of April 2019. The participants can send their film in the theme, until the 12th of May.


The selected short films will be screened in Cinema Grand Mercure of Elbeuf-sur-Seine on Friday 24th of May 2019, where all Contest Awards will be given.

May 24th,  2019


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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