Telefilm presents Film Finance Forum, VR conference, pitch session MIAFF 2017


Virtual Reality panel at McCord Museum

Neil Bell creator Migrants Journey, Peter Wilkinson multi-media consultant, Hannah Cohen founder of Osmos Academy Samir Sangani head of McGill Neuroscience Research VR for brain injury. In conversation with MIAFF director Laurie Gordon

Athena Georgaklis NELVANA Animation [CORUS MEDIA}, Alain Rondeau SODEC, Paul Thinel Canada Council, Pierina Corbo TELEFILM Canada, Hughes Dufour Teletoon [CORUS MEDIA]

Film Funding and Pitch session for independent producers and content creators panel

Recap of Montreal Edition 2017 …read more

Telefilm Industry conference & pitch session photos video


Alain Rondeau SODEC, Paul Canada Council, Telefilm Canada, Athena Nelvana Animation, Hughes Teletoon in attendance and information session. Laurie Gordon director of MIAFF moderates.

As part of MIAFF industry panels a cornerstone of the festival panel with Canada and Quebec film and television industry producers funders and broadcaters disccusing various financial film funding models in the Canadian film and television industry.

The ins and outs and specialty whihc is film funding in open questions …read more

Telefilm Industry panels and VR conference filmmakers production pitch session MIAFF 2017


Neil Bell Creator Migrants Journey, Peter Wilkinson, Hannah Cohen founder of Osmos Academy Samir Sangani McGill Neuroscience Research VR for brain injury

Alain Rondeau SODEC – Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, Paul Thinel of Canada Council, Pierina Corbo Telefilm Canada, Athena Georgaklis Nelvana Animation, Hughes Dufour Teletoon in attendance and information session. Laurie Gordon director of MIAFF moderates.

As part of MIAFF industry panels which is a cornerstone of the festival industry professionals from Canada …read more

Winners of MIAFF Animation Film Awards 2017


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Simon Hultgren, Neil Bell, Martin Petrov, Alice Chen, Tsuya Shizuko, Laurie Gordon, Rei, Soumyaa Behrens, Catypa Plate

Best International Short Film

Ex aequo award to Meeting MacGuffin by Catya Plate (US) and Drifting Away by Cyprien Clement Delmas (Spain)

Best Canadian Short Film

Cigare by Tom Tassel (Canada)

Best Short Film: Student Film Contest

Nana by Alexandra Kellner (Canada)

With a special mention to In a Heartbeat by Beth Davis and Esteban Bravo (US)

Best Feature Film

Abina and the …read more

From Holly Shorts to MIAFF – Meeting McGuffin creator Catya Plate video interview


Stop motion “arts and crafts” animator Catya Plate talks to MIAFF festival director Laurie Gordon about her win and special mention of her

animated trilogy Meeting McGuffin.

Just coming to MIAFF 2017 from Holly shorts in Los Angeles Catya talks about her win

and travels on the exciting festival circuit, and plans upcoming for her animated trilogy.

Interview with Catya Plate against the beautiful city skyline of Montreal at the steps of Moyse Hall, the …read more

Soumyaa Behrens channels Abina and the Important Men – a mysterious case slave vs owner


Soumyaa Behrens and family proud winner of Best Feature MIAFF 2017

Soumyaa Behrens is an educator at the prestigeous San Francisco Documentary Film Institute.

Also an actress and filmmaker Behrens is the recipient of the Best Feature MIAFF 2017.

Here is her interview with MIAFF director about channeling the spirit of Abina a slave who fought a legal case as a slave

against her “owner”. The case was dug up more than 100 years later in library …read more

Slave vs owner – Abina and the Important Men – video interview Soumyaa Behrens


Elated Soumyaa Behrens with her family- winner of Best Feature MIAFF 2017

Soumyaa Behrens is an educator at the prestigeous San Francisco Documentary Film Institute.

Also an actress and filmmaker Behrens is the recipient of the Best Feature MIAFF 2017.

Here is her interview with MIAFF director about channeling the spirit of Abina a slave who fought a legal case as a slave

against her “owner”. The case was dug up more than 100 years later …read more

MIAFF 2017 DAY 4


Women in Animation: Panel & Screening | VR | Closing Ceremony

TICKETS

Today | Aujourd’hui

MC: Musée McCord

MH: Moyse Hall, McGill University

Chocolate: A tasty immersive VR experience

Experience a magical mystical immersive room …read more

MIAFF 2017 DAY 3


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VR | Junod | Experimental Shorts

TICKETS

Today | Aujourd’hui

MC: Musée McCord

MH: Moyse Hall, McGill University

Among the highlights of this year’s festival, don’t miss the chance to experience a unique immersive VR session.

Neil …read more

Women in Film: Abina and the Important Men


Trevor Getz and Liz Clark’s graphic novel about a young woman who fights for her freedom in the courts of Africa’s gold coast in the late 1800’s comes to life in an animated feature produced by the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University. The novel won the James Harvey Robinson prize in 2014.

Abina and the Important Men by Soumyaa Behrens | US | 1 h | 2016

A graphic history of a …read more