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.


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.

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 environments.

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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 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 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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Jako Lanterne est constitué de Laurent Canniccioni et d'Emily Bélanger. Ensemble ils forment une équipe solide qui a travaillé sur une multitude de productions depuis 2003.

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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.



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.

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.

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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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Depuis bientôt 25 ans, Le Lien MULTIMÉDIA et le magazine CONVERGENCE offrent une couverture journalistique dont l’unique but est de servir une communauté effervescente de créateurs, visionnaires et entrepreneurs — tous technophiles et tous animés, au quotidien, par un petit grain de folie!  Le portail des professionnels du numérique au Québec, www.lienmultimedia.com, et son application mobile iOS et Androïd contiennent plus de 70 000 articles et 1000 entrevues vidéos avec des artisans et décideurs de l'industrie.  L'abonnement au Lien MULTIMÉDIA donne aussi accès au Guide de l'industrie:: MULTIMÉDIA nouveaux médias version imprimé (2000 entreprises, 5000 contacts), à une série de guides et de rapports de veille ainsi qu'à CONVERGENCE, le magazine de la culture et de l'entreprise numérique au Québec, refuge des articles de fond, des analyses inspirées et des interviews au long cours. Illustré avec goût, mis en page avec soin, assez dense pour combler votre appétit de contenu, CONVERGENCE vous offre tous les mois des instants d’évasion.

Faites connaissance avec Qui fait Quoi, le premier média francophone de l’audiovisuel québécois et canadien. Chaque jour, QfQ.com propose une information de terrain qui vient au-devant des créateurs de contenus et des entrepreneurs. Une veille institutionnelle, réglementaire et gouvernementale qui va droit aux faits. Des centaines d’interviews vidéo avec des décideurs.  Référence des professionnels de la télévision, du cinéma et de la culture depuis bientôt 35 ans, Qui fait Quoi s’incarne à travers le portail www.qfq.com, une application mobile iOS/Androïd, une revue imprimée et numérique publiée 8 fois par an, le Guide annuel Qui fait Quoi (5000 entreprises, 7000 contacts, 350 catégories), une lettre d’information quotidienne, un bulletin quotidien gratuit (QfQ en bref) ainsi qu'un Guide quotidien de la production (www.qfq.com/guideproduction), actualisé en continu sur une base quotidienne, et qui vous indiquera qui tourne quoi et quand...  C’est la seule base de données du genre au Canada. Une ressource indispensable pour faire votre place dans l'industrie.

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 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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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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Fondée en 2011, la mission de l’AQA consiste à contribuer à la relance de l’industrie de l’animation au Québec, à stimuler la  croissance de l’industrie. L’AQA se fait le porte-parole de ses membres pour offrir une vision concertée des enjeux et des pistes de solutions dans le l’industrie de l’animation et fait la promotion d’une  coopération entre tous les intervenants du milieu de la production médiatique en général.

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

Au programme de la saison 2018/19 de l’Opéra de Montréal, de grands artistes d'aujourd'hui - dont plusieurs Canadiens se démarquant sur les plus importantes scènes du monde - qui porteront des histoires à la fois enlevantes et bouleversantes. Deux créateurs reconnus feront également leur première à l'opéra : le cinéaste québécois Charles Binamé proposera sa relecture de Carmen et le célèbre trompettiste de jazz Terence Blanchard dévoilera en première canadienne son opéra Champion.


Le dynamisme des artistes et artisans, la création de nouvelles œuvres ou les relectures audacieuses du répertoire, ainsi que les maillages entre l’Opéra de Montréal et des organismes culturels montréalais témoignent bien que l'opéra est un art qui se renouvelle et qui demeure, plus que jamais pertinent.


On the program of the Opéra de Montréal 2018/19 season, great artists of today—including many Canadians making a name for themselves on the world’s major stages—bringing us stories both gripping and deeply moving. Two well-known creative artists will also take their first steps in the world of opera: Quebec filmmaker Charles Binamé will present his vision of Carmen, while renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard will bring us the Canadian premiere of his opera Champion.


Dynamic artists and artisans, new works and bold reinterpretations of the repertoire, pairings between the Opéra de Montréal and Montreal cultural organizations… all demonstrate that opera is an art form that is renewing itself and that remains more relevant than ever.

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