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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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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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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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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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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.

December 3 - 8  2019

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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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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.

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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

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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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Rodeo FX is a full-service, award-winning visual effects house for acclaimed films, groundbreaking series and unforgettable ads. Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX counts close to 600 accomplished artists with studios in Montreal, Los Angeles, Quebec City and Munich.


Notable projects include Academy Award®-winner Blade Runner 2049, IT, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Aquaman, Kong: Skull Island, Arrival, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Rodeo FX recently received a 2019 VES Award for its work on Amazon's Jack Ryan and a 2018 VES Award for its work on Game of Thrones. Emmy® honors include three awards for Game of Thrones in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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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Salman Sajun Studio is a one stop shop for all your creative visual needs.  We specialize in bringing the inanimate to life through a magical blend of stop motion and live action. We have a hand picked team of creative ninjas and our goal is to make the world a colourful, more aesthetically pleasing place where imagination runs wild and creativity drives all content.  


We have had the pleasure of creating dozens of commercials, short films and digital content for clients all around the world. Each and every project is approached with a whimsical curiosity that results in something completely new, each and every time.


Founded in 1997 the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is a private, charitable organisation with an international scope.


The Foundation aims to further human knowledge by supporting artistic, scientific and technological research. Exploring and revealing the interdependency between ourselves and our omnipresent technological environment is at the core of the Foundation’s endeavor.


The Foundation seeks to bring art and science closer together within a technological context on two levels: first, by nurturing a critical awareness of technology’s impact on ourselves and on our natural and cultural environments and second, by promoting scientific research and the exploration of aesthetics reflecting the environments that we shape. The Foundation also seeks to promote the emergence of knowledge integrating local practices that contribute to the growth and well-being of people in their communities and natural enviionments.

As audiovisual content is increasingly globalized, owners need to rely on partners that can deliver a broader range of services and technology. This is the thinking that led three seasoned executives to create Difuze, born out of the Montreal-based localization and media services division of Technicolor, boutique sound and versioning service provider SPR and subtitling specialist CNST.


This group makes Difuze the largest provider of French localization services in Canada, giving it an enviable head start in the content production and distribution services industry.

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Mike Emiglio  is a specialist in Custom Designed Props, Special Effects, Animatronics & Robotics for the Entertainment Industry, as well as, designs & fabricates armatures for the Stop Motion Animation Industry.

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Year round, Cinéma Moderne offers a unique cinematic experience allowing audiences to enjoy and discover a world of independent cinema in an intimate, warm and vibrant environment, located in the heart of the Mile End (5150 St-Laurent Blvd.)

From the moment you enter, it's as if you have journeyed to Ireland. The sights, sounds and scents immediately transport you to the Emerald Isle. Strolling about the pub, you will see genuine artifacts and authentic collectibles from Ireland. The dark walnut bar has one of the largest selections of beer taps in Canada.


Listen to live music played nightly by excellent local bands, or cheer on your favorite sports team streamed on our HD plasma and big screen TVs. Enjoy a great time at your local McKibbin's Irish Pub!


The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the development and competitivity of Québec as a world-class film and television production centre.


It generates investments in Québec by relying on competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of the sector's members, geographical and architectural diversity, the quality of its infrastructure and the industry's ability to export its products to foreign markets.


Today, this mission is centered around two main axes:

Film Commission Services (Promotion) - They highlight the advantages of shooting in Quebec: an extraordinary architectural diversity, a skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure, a high-end professional environment and, finally, one of the best visual effects ecosystems in the world.


Sector-specific development (Cluster) - The QFTC is also a forum for exchange and cooperation where concrete actions are taken to support market growth. It leads major studies and consultation projects to measure, guide and better document the industrial development of the sector.


Lastly, the QFTC acts as a representative and strategic advisor to government bodies.

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BIT BANG FEST is the Festival of Animation, Video Games and Digital Art taking place in Buenos Aires. We inaugurated a meeting point in order to generate a space of production that melds these areas. We seek to contribute to the development of the audiovisual insdustry across these areas, which relate to each other in terms of narratives and possibilities of integration. We promote and reward innovative, experimental and authorial artistic proposals and the search for new themes and ideas that generate new, diversified and interesting products. We place special emphasis on training. That is why during the festival we offer workshops, conferences, seminars and master classes with some of the most important referents worldwide. Artending Bit Bang Fest is a unique experience which allows anyone interested in art, creativity and innovation to meet a variety of important figures from Argentina and the rest of the world. It is a creative meeting point that enables collaboration between artists of different disciplines and generates a new form of language and other points of view.

September 25 - 29  2019

TAF, Thessaloniki Animation Festival is an international Animation Festival in Greece which promotes the art of animation through its annual gathering. It presents the best animation films and organizes Workshops & Master Classes introduced by renowned national and international professionals from various disciplines. Founded in 2015 and based in the heart of Thessaloniki, TAF aims to encourage, add art and promote all aspects of  animation by hosting local as well as international events and activities for kids and adults alike!

October, 2019

Fondée à l’initiative de Casteliers, diffuseur spécialisé en théâtre de marionnettes, et l’Association québécoise des marionnettistes, la MIAM a ouvert ses portes à l’automne 2018 en tant que legs du 375e anniversaire de la Ville de Montréal, au cœur de l’îlot Saint-Viateur à Outremont. Centre de création, de diffusion, de formation et de médiation culturelle entièrement voué aux arts de la marionnette, elle met à disposition des artistes, des citoyens et des visiteurs :


un laboratoire de création équipé,

un atelier de fabrication outillé,

une salle multifonctionnelle ouvert à la collectivité,

des ressources et une expertise spécialisées.

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Si la danse vous passionne, venez prendre vie chez Ballet Coppélia. Ballet classique, ballet jazz et danse créative parents-enfants sont au rendez-vous pour jeunes et adultes, débutants ou avancés.


Dans une atmosphère chaleureuse, petits et grands peuvent venir virevolter au son de la musique, que ce soit pour apprendre à danser, se détendre, s’entraîner ou réaliser un rêve d’enfance ! Tous les cours sont enseignés dans les règles de l’art, en privilégiant l’enseignement individualisé, la communication et l’humour.


Apprendre à danser, c’est apprendre à aimer, à sourire et à vivre ! Notre mission est de faire en sorte que tous les élèves prennent vie en dansant… tout la poupée Coppélia !

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Remarkable for its panoply of windows offering panoramic views of Montreal, the Monville is a hotel featuring original design, a convivial atmosphere, cutting-edge technology, the best ecological practices, and highly attentive service. At Monville, we’re not content with being good hosts, we want to be the best hosts.


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Modern and sleek, with lots of flavour and cosiness.

Established in 1971 in Montréal, Vidéographe is an artist-run centre dedicated to the research and the dissemination of moving image practices. This includes experimentation in video art, animation, digital arts, documentary, essay, fiction and dance video.


Videographe is dedicated to the development of forms that stem from experimental video and encompass the many modes of production and dissemination available in today’s expanded field of moving image. We endeavour to promote the recognition and understanding of both contemporary and archival works.

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