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The Stop Motion Festival of Montreal has issued its infoletter, which can be viewed here.

A bit of fun: Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani perform a satirical take on the Tory party’s human rights policy, inspired by the classic Monty Python sketch that asks ‘what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?’ Apart from the right to a fair trial, freedom from slavery, freedom from torture ..

James Davis Nicoll returns with “Twenty Core Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Speculative Fiction Works Every True SF Fan Should Have On Their Shelves”.


Montreal Stop Motion Festival Highlights

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:







More squashed dinos!

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.

Free stop motion workshops

From the Stop Motion newsletter Vol 8, #5 (Download the full newsletter by clicking here.)

I think this should be interesting for some of our members, and it is FREE !! ( There are pictures of the activity HERE.)

Stop Motion hands-on workshop stations
Saturday, September 17th and Sunday September 18th from 12 PM to 4 PM (Free)

Join us on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 12 PM to 4 PM in the atrium of the EV Building at Concordia University (1515 Ste-Catherine West). Our hands-on workshops are free for everyone.  

During the Festival Stop Motion Montreal weekend, there will be free stop motion animation workshops open to all ages. Led by local animators, several stop motion techniques will be presented, including puppet animation, claymation, toymation and pixilation. Our hand-on stations are perfect for experimenting and trying out different techniques. Bring along your USB key to take your animation home as a souvenir!

August 28th Meeting

Aug 28 is Project Day!

Members are being asked to consider what projects or hobbies dragon in colour with hammerthey would like to introduce to our members in hands-on workshops.

Cathy will give a crash course in using Word Press in hopes of temping members into being contributors to our website.

If the force is with us, and everyone and everything needed to complete our stop motion project comes together, we will complete the stop motion project we started last year.

The theme for the snack table will be “Alien Food” so cooks, get your aprons on, and be creative! Yes, the food has to be edible, but not necessarily attractive!




The Alex Film Society will show The Lost World (1925) on Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

The Lost World posterWhen Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was not writing Sherlock Holmes stories, he often wrote history, fantasy, adventure and science-fiction tales. One of his most successful novels was The Lost World, the story of adventurers who find a South American plateau – where time stopped 65 million years ago – inhabited by dinosaurs.

In 1912, when the book was published, movies were still in their infancy and technology wasn’t available to do the fantastic story justice, but by 1925, Willis O’Brien had begun to perfect stop motion, a form of animation that would allow him and his small team to bring these long dead creatures to life, blending them convincingly with real actors. It created a sensation when people saw, for the first time, believable prehistoric creatures on the screen, and remains a cinematic milestone today.

Featuring some of the biggest stars of the silent era, including Wallace Beery, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone, as well as no less than a dozen different species of dinosaur, our print of The Lost World is a fully restored version from the George Eastman House collection. Famed composer and pianist Alexander Rannie will accompany the film with the musical score that was written for the original release.

Preservation funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Hugh Hefner.