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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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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 3-7 mars,  2021


Founded in 1992 and located in Montréal, the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (NAD-UQAC) is a university campus offering academic programs and research in 3D animation, visual effects, design and digital arts. For 26 years now, the school has educated thousands of 3D animators working in reputable companies around the world in different industries: film, television and video games. Since 2008, NAD School is associated to UQAC, welcoming each year over 450 students in quality degree programs.

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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.


ARTeM is a legal studio specializing in entertainment law that puts its experience at the service of creative entrepreneurs working in the fields of film, video games, television, music, entertainment, virtual reality, visual arts and any other artistic industry.

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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.


Thank you to our partners and sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support in the 12th 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 2020 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.

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.


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.


MOMAKIN is a Polish company, which combines the world of animation filmmaking with international production, distribution and promotion. It supports animation projects at every stage of their development: from planning and financing through production to distribution. It runs a talent agency, and initiates and produces film projects in Poland and abroad based on a network of contacts that ensure effective distribution and promotion. It has an extensive distribution catalog for the cinema, TV and VOD. It is involved in education and professionalization of the film industry.


MOMAKIN is the organizer of the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum which is the only event in Europe that caters to the representatives of the film industry focused on puppet animation. Pitching, expert consultations and networking are designed to consolidate the industry as well as facilitate the establishment of international contacts and cooperation.

October 6-10  2020

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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. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.


The NFB is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, we produce and distribute distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions.


NFB productions offer special insight into the diversity and vitality of our culture and are an essential part of our national cultural heritage. The NFB works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers and creators, culturally diverse communities and co-producers in every region of Canada—as well as partners around the world. We’re a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production and are working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


Since our founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 18 Canadian Screen Awards, 12 Oscars, 17 Webbys and more than 90 Genies.

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VUCAVU currently streams about 1,400+ films and videos spanning 50 years of Canadian moving image art to the public. For curators and educators, there are an additional 3,000+ titles that are available for research and educational purposes. VUCAVU.com specializes in offering time-limited curated and theme-based public screening programmes and is always expanding with new ongoing partnerships, a broadening group of content providers and art presenting partners. VUCAVU.com is governed by an incorporated non-profit, the Coalition of Canadian Independent Media Art Distributors / Coalition canadienne des distributeurs indépendants d’arts médiatiques (CCIMAD/CCDIAM).

Skwigly is a leading online resource for all things animation; bringing the animation community a wide range of up-to-date content including news, interviews, reviews, podcasts, videos and tutorials.

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See Learn Academy is an education platform focusing on the fundamentals of animation taught through stop motion. The online course are led by the dynamic duo behind the Montreal studio, See Creature Productions.


Métaux Solutions est une entreprise de service spécialisée dans la distribution des métaux ferreux et non-ferreux ainsi que des plastiques industriels. En opération depuis 1995, l’entreprise répond aux besoins de métaux pour la réparation, l’entretien et la maintenance; des secteurs d’activités pour lesquels la fiabilité des produits et les délais de livraison sont cruciaux.


En offrant à sa clientèle des magasins accueillants, un personnel courtois, bien informé et fort sympathique, ainsi qu’une gamme de produits métallurgiques et des services connexes de haute qualité, Métaux Solutions s’est taillé une réputation enviable dans l’industrie en fournissant à ses clients des produits de qualité, un service fiable et des livraisons rapides.


At MEGA, we believe that everyone's a builder, no matter your age. As the proud no. 2 in construction, we forge our own path and challenge expectations. It started over 30 years ago when we created a line of big building blocks for growing toddlers. We've since expanded, creating 4 brands to provide unique construction toy fun for everyone. Our brands, blocks and bricks can be connected together to create a continuous system of play, one that grows with little ones right through to adulthood! Headquartered in beautiful Montreal, MEGA houses a Creative Design Center and North America's Biggest Toy Factory. In our 1 million square foot facility, MEGA has it all under one roof - everything from toy design and marketing to supply chain and product engineering. Our multidisciplinary teams are made of incredibly passionate and talented people who work together to help kids and families build the future they imagine.

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