About MIAFF festival

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The Montreal International Animation Film Festival (MIAFF)  presents the finest gems in animation. MIAFF is a festival of discovery,  a conference where leading experts and emerging talent and content creators in animation film and  technology converge and have a dialogue.

Speakers and thought leaders and filmmakers converge in Montreal in August. MIAFF engage audiences presenting emerging and established esteemed panelists.  2017 is a breakthrough year with over 60 countries participating and a well represented cross section of filmmakers from First Nations LGBT  communities.MIAFF facilitates interdisciplinary creative partnerships across industries and sectors.

In concert with our international events including Animation Day in Cannes Film Festival, MIAFF brings together professionals for  inspired networking opportunities. Animation studios, VFX creators, technology companies and film producers attend panels and masterclasses. Past speakers have included Oscar winner Co Hoedeman, Disney alum Mike Weismeier and British-Canadian director 3 times Academy Award Gerald Potterton.

2017 is the 375th anniversary of Montreal and Canada’s 150th birthday making this a banner year for Montreal and Canada.  Come celebrate!

MIAFF’s mascot is Monsieur Lemiaff  travels around the world on the festival circuit. Watch for us at Cannes Film Festival May 2018.