The 11th edition of the Festival Stop Motion Montreal
Surprise additions and highlights!
© Inanimate by Lucia Bulgheroni, part of the 2019 Emerging Talent Competition
Montreal, Thursday, September 12, 2019 – Festival Stop Motion Montreal is thrilled to announce exciting new additions to the programming of its 11th edition! The Festival, a unique event in the world, offers a week entirely devoted to the art of stop motion animation and takes place on September 20, 21, 22 at Concordia University and at Cinéma Moderne, while professional workshops will be held from September 16-19 around the city.
Launched under the theme of Stop Motion in the Digital Age, this edition celebrates the intersection where new hybrid filmmaking techniques meet traditional frame by frame animation. This will be the opportunity to explore developments in the world of 3D printing, computer-generated imagery and discover stop motion in new mediums such as virtual reality and interactive video games.
This year, the Festival has the great honor of welcoming Oscar® and Emmy awards winner Phil Tippett. Tippett has witnessed the evolution of stop motion since 1970 and pioneered the industry creating special effects for Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Robocop. He will offer festival-goers a masterclass on the creative process behind his series Mad God and in the middle of the action attending the documentary screening of Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters, directed by Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet and presented as Canadian Premiere.
The Festival is pleased to newly announce Daniel Gies, accomplished animator and programmer as well as cofounder of the Montreal-based E*D Films, to the lineup. Gies will present a masterclass on the production of Hairy Hill, whose visuals are created from 3D animation, 2D traditional animation and paper puppets with the objective of giving the film a fable-like quality.
With nearly 100 films selected, picking out just a few highlights is a challenge. Festival-goers are particularly invited to discover the World Premiere of Disco Still Sucks, directed by the Montrealer Alexanne Desrosiers, who makes us relive the unease of our first love with humor. Other films not to be missed; Coeur Fondant, an ode to friendship by Benoît Chieux (France), and Poustet Draka (The Kite) by Martin Smatana (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland), an evocative film about the grief of a close one, both films being part of the youth film competition. Canadian Alicia Eisen offers, as a Quebec premiere, Deady Freddy, an original scenario featuring a man who dies and sees his life before his eyes through the eyes of all the insects he has killed. For all of the program highlights, festival-goers are invited to Festival Stop Motion Montreal’s Best Of – 11th Edition, which compiles flagship films from this year’s festival and will be screening on Sunday, September 22 at 3p.m. at Cinéma Moderne.
VIP Passes and select tickets are now available online in limited quantities: bit.ly/stopmoVIP
They will also be on sale from September 20 to 22 at the Festival box office (1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.).
FESTIVAL STOP MOTION MONTREAL’S 11th edition
From September 16 to 22, 2019
Concordia University – J.A. de Sève Theatre | 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Concordia University – Alumni Auditorium (room H-110) | 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Concordia University – Room EV 1.615 | 1515 Sainte-Catherine St. W.
Cinéma Moderne | 5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd
More information: www.StopMotionMontreal.com
Co-directors Dominique Côté and Marie Valade, Founder of the event Erik Goulet, Phil Tippett, and most of the filmmakers are available for interviews.
For all media requests (interviews, visual material, accreditations), please contact:
Caroline Rompré | pixelleX communications | 514-778-9294 | email@example.com
The media accreditation form is now available online: bit.ly/FormulaireFSMM2019