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Montreal International Film Festival
APRIL 2015

You heard right! After being on hiatus for the last two years the Animaze Animation Film Festival is back with a vengeance. A major sponsor has stepped forward to help propel us with a bigger budget than before. So what are we going to do with this money? Buy candy and Garbage Pail Kids stickers? Maybe some, but the rest is going toward bringing the best animated film festival imaginable.

We are bringing back some of our favorite events from the first edition like our International Feature Contest, our Montreal Student shorts contest, the Saturday Night Classic Film tribute but we’re now budgeted to bring in the biggest names in the animation industry for lectures, panels and Master Classes!

We have some a couple ace shows and programs I’m not able to reveal yet but we have plans for events that no other animation festival has done before. A program perhaps the Montreal video-gaming community will be interested in? I’ve already said too much

Dedicated to drawing an international eye towards the Canadian animation industry, there’s sure to be an incredible assortment of films, guests, trade market representatives and entertainment from the four corners of the globe.

Can’t wait to see you all there.

Regards,

ANIMAZE

inquiry@animazefestival.com

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Festival International d'animation de Montréal
AVRIL 2015

Vous avez bien entendu ! Après avoir été en halte lors de ces deux dernières années, le Festival du film d’animation Animaze de Montréal est de retour en force. Un commanditaire majeur s'est proposé de nous venir en aide afin de propulser notre projet, grâce à un budget plus important que dans le passé. Que ferons-nous avec cet argent? Acheter des bonbons et des autocollants Garbage Pail Kids? Peut-être un peu, mais le reste servira à tenir le meilleur festival de film d'animation imaginable

Nous ramenons certains de nos événements préférés de la première édition, tels que le concours international de longs-métrages, le concours de courts-métrages étudiants de Montréal et l’hommage au Saturday Night Classic Film. Nous pouvons désormais nous permettre, grâce à notre budget, d’inviter les plus grands noms de l'industrie de l'animation afin de tenir des conférences, des tables rondes et des cours de maître!

Nous avons aussi d’autres spectacles et programmes que je ne suis pas en mesure de vous révéler à cet instant précis, mais nous planifions de tenir des événements qu'aucun autre festival d'animation a fait auparavant. Un programme que peut-être la communauté du jeu vidéo de Montréal serait intéressé? J’en ai déjà trop dit.

Dédié à faire découvrir de nouveaux films internationaux à l’industrie du film d’animation du Canada, on peut s’assurer qu’il y aura un assortiment incroyable de films, d’invités, de représentants de l’industrie du film et du divertissement provenant des quatre coins du globe.

J’ai très hâte de tous vous voir en si grand nombre lors du festival.

Cordialement,

ANIMAZE

inquiry@animazefestival.com

Animaze 2011 recap

The votes are in and we have the winners for our International Animation Film contest and the Student Animated Shorts contest.

International Animated Film Contest:

The winners in our debut year were not an easy choice due to all the standup films entered. We had a total of 7 films but in the end, there can only be one top prize and audience favorite winner…

Metropia

Metropia from Sweden is the Grand Prize winner of the International Film contest as selected by our panel of judges. Congratulations to director Tarik Saleh, Atmo Media Network and Boulder Media and everyone else involved in the creation of this film. This film epitomizes my love for animation! Every time I see a new animated film, I expect to see something different and Metropia’s groundbreaking style delivered in spades! Along with a super-trippy plot line and a great voicing cast, Metropia excels all around.

Redline from Japan’s Madhouse studios takes home the “Audience Favorite” award. Seeing this film on the big screen can only be described as an “event”. I can’t think of the last time I’ve seen a film where the audience cheers out-loud as if they are watching a hockey game at a bar. Redline nearly swept the awards as it just lost out on the Grand Prize to Metropia by 3 points (out of a possible 500 points).

Redline

 

Student Animated Shorts contest:

Congratulations to the Michel Murray (who participated on our panel of judges) Georges Mauro, Jean-Martin Casséus, William Josmar, Jérémie Laflamme et Michel Trudeau, Franck Lechenet, Laurent Gosselin and the rest of film/animation department’s staff. Felicitation to the students from College de Bois de Boulogne who made the win possible:

and the winner is…

College de Bois de Boulogne

Short TitleCreator
$oda 1Kevin Huynh
Festin SolitaireMathieu Goulet
M. PatenteGabriel Gagne
Le NarcissusMarie-Pier Auger
Pigeoj D’ArgileLoic Mireault
VirtualisRemis Comtois
Analyse du TempsJinny Martel

Congratulations to the Michel Murray (who participated on our panel of judges) Georges Mauro, Jean-Martin Casséus, William Josmar, Jérémie Laflamme et Michel Trudeau, Franck Lechenet, Laurent Gosselin and the rest of film/animation department’s staff. Felicitation to the students from College de Bois de Boulogne who made the win possible:

College de Bois de Boulogne won the top prize without having a short finish in the top 3 which attests to how consistent and polished the films their student produce.

The Animaze Festival is honored to recognize the three highest scoring shorts in the Student Animated Shorts contest:


1st Place - Monfette Il Etait Encore une Fois by Roxanne Baril-Monfette from Cégep du Vieux Montréal



2nd Place – Foxball by Gabriel Gagne from Centre NAD



3rd Place – “Albert L’as de L’air” by Yves Paradis from Cégep du Vieux Montréal

(to see more by Yves Paradis visit www.yvesparadis.ca )

Congratulations again to all the winners and to all the students who shorts were selected for the contest. We had a great turn-out for this event and the Animaze Festival is happy to support local students in getting exposer and having their works shown at a festival venue. I can’t wait to see next year’s entries.

Please follow the Animaze Festival on Facebook so you don’t miss any of the events we’ll have going all year round! We will post updates and films booked for next year’s festival as they come up. Thanks again to everyone and see you next year!!!

Michael Dahan
Animaze Director