Festival Stop Motion Montreal’s 9th edition officially kicks off with our 2017 call for entries and we can’t wait to discover your animated treasures! Our selection committee is famished and ready to feast on a stop motion marathon of films!
It is therefore with great pleasure that we cordially invite you to submit your films for our 9th festival edition !
You can find answers to your questions concerning eligibility criteria, important dates and accepted formats on the Submit a Film section of our website. Don’t forget to read the Festival rules in their entirety before submitting your work.
The deadline for film submissions is June 30th, 2017 at midnight
Save the dates; the 9th edition of Festival Stop Motion Montreal will be held September 15th, 16th and 17th, 2017!
The full text of the Stop Motion Festival newsletter can be read HERE.
8th Edition Highlights
The 8th edition of Festival Stop Motion Montreal took place this past September 16th, 17th and 18th. On behalf of the entire team, we thank you again for having contributed to the success of our 2016 edition.
It is with pleasure that we bring you the highlights of our last edition. Access our complete “Festival Summary” case file with images. The summary is also available on our website through the home page. Album photos / Photos albums
Accédez également à nos albums photos de la dernière édition sur notre site Internet:
Access our photo albums of the 8th edition on our website as well:
At the October 16th meeting, François and Keith made a lot of progress on our stop motion film project. Being in suite 700 really helped since they were able to set up in a bedroom and work without distractions and the effects of ambient lighting.
Unfortunately, this means they missed most of the meeting as well. With a bit of luck, and François’ work schedule permitting, the last of the shooting will be completed at the November20th meeting.
And below, a rough cut of what our completed stop motion film will look like.
You can download the complete info letter from the Stop Motion Festival from here.
The important stuff:
The Festival is fast approaching with less than 3 weeks remaining until the 8th edition kicks off! Festival VIP Pass sales continue online via La Vitrine.comuntil September 15th while quantities last. Passes will also be available for purchase on site for 60$* at the box office during the Festival.
* Visit our web site to know all detail about prices and tickets counter opening hours.
Next month we take a break from the filming to host our mega book sale, but then in August, François and Keith plan to try completing the filming. It’s possibly still going to take more time, but plans are under way to set up some sessions outside our meeting dates.
After many months of planning, pre-production work, and test footage, MonSFFA’s film division, MonSFFilms, began shooting on its paper-cut-out, stop-motion animated short film project.
With final character art completed by writer/art director Keith Braithwaite, and the articulated model cardboard “skeletons”, or armatures, fashioned by animator Francois Menard on hand, production crew members Josée Bellemare, Cathy Palmer-Lister, and Marquise assembled the shooting models under Francois’ supervision. Meanwhile, Mark Burakoff, fabricator of our animation stand, Keith, Dominique Durocher, Marc Durocher, and others set up a shooting stage in a corner of the club’s meeting room.
Two scenes were committed to digital media on this day, each starring our story’s Pterodactyl.
A quick review of the dailies before the crew packed up for the afternoon drew positive commentary, with many noting that the scene looked a lot better than they’d expected. Despite the simplicity and two-dimensional nature of this paper-cut-out piece of animation, the resulting images displayed a certain three-dimensional quality, due in large part, it was noted, to our option of shooting physical elements on a multi-plane animation stand. The deft lighting of clouds (cotton wadding) resulted in a visually striking environment through which our Pterodactyl could fly.