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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 10th 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 2018 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.


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 3rd to 11th 2018

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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 7th to 11th,  2018


The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Public Partners

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.


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.

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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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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