Events

DAY 1//

Parc des Ameriques Opening Animaze 2019

Park Opening

AUGUST 29TH | 11:00 | FREE

Parc des Amériques, Boulevard Saint-Laurent & Rue Rachel E Montréal, QC H2W 1Z4

Away by Gints Zilbalodis - Animaze Opening Ceremony

Cocktail + “Away” Film

Join us at ESMA Montreal for our Official Cocktail Party and the Screening of Gints Zilbalodis’ film “Away”.

AUGUST 29TH | 17:00 | $35

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

DAY 2//

PANEL 1 - Script to Storyboard: Arna Selznick & John Van Bruggan

Panel 1 – Script to Storyboard

Arna Selznick (director, The Most Magnificent Thing) & John Van Bruggan

The Most Magnificent Thing (22 mins.) CGI. When a little girl receives her very own tool kit, she sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend, a dog. But it’s not as easy as she thinks!

August 30th | 13:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

PANEL 2 - Technology for Gaming: Geoffrey James

Panel 2 – Technology for Gaming

Geoffrey James (director, Hallowe’en Dance)

Hallowe’en Dance (4:35) CGI. An angel crashes a demon dance party and finds true romance.

August 30th | 15:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Eco Block Selection Plastic Animaze 2019

ECOLOGY Block Selection + Plastic, plastic, every where! Presentation

Plastic, plastic, every where! (dir. Michelle Kuen Suet Fung) Cutouts. A dystopian future where a frenzy of human plastic consumption leads us past the point of no return.

Whale Fall – May we all be blessed with longevity (dir. Yiyuan Yuan ) – ENGLISH SUBTITLES CGI. A father explains to his daughter that after the death of a whale, its corpse will become oasis for hundreds, even thousands, to live.

SIGH (dir. Vlad Bolgarin) Hand drawn. A grey man lives in a grey city covered in smog. But even in the darkest corners of the soul, there is light and color.

Night Light (dir. Jonathan de la Uz) CGI. A newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the perilous, illuminated beaches of Miami.

The Adventures of Zack and Moll (dir. Sara Beresford) Flash. Molly is a tech-savvy octopus on a mission to tell the world about the importance of the ocean.

Broken Being (Quang Dang) Hand drawn. In a post-apocalyptic world, humanity faces an existential crisis when confronted by different life forms of clones and machines.

Exotic Man (Barnaby Catterall) Flash. An alien visits a small English seaside town, and is very confused by what he finds.

August 30th | 17:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Student Film Festival 2019

Student Film Festival

Lilly Goes Fishing (dir. The Bum Family) Cutouts. Will Lilly, the giant orange monster, discover the mysterious secret that lurks below the surface of the lake?

Yuanfen (dir. Amanda Sparso) CGI. A tale of inter-species adoption between an abandoned child and a friendly panda bear.

A Bird With No Legs (dir. Nick Cinelli) CGI. Theo plays his saxophone to help his grief-stricken father heal with a magical song.

Uranus Whispers (dir. Frank Gresham) Hand drawn. Two self-absorbed buddies complain vociferously about their surroundings. They attempt an escape to a neighboring planet.

Balance (dir. Raymond Limantara) Hand drawn. A boy and girl fight for painting space, both refusing to give in until the mess they create goes out of control.

Flap (dir. Jessica Gallaher) Hand drawn. Harper twitches and shakes her hands in order to engage with her big imagination.

Don’t Croak (dir. Daun Kim) CGI. An agile, long-legged frog escapes from being dissected by a frenzied and determined 12-year-old girl.

Stray Cat Ah Q (dir. Mulan Fu) Hand drawn. English subtitles. A chance encounter between a stray cat and a young girl becomes a lifelong friendship.

LAUNDROMAT (dir. Madeleine Sayers) Hand drawn. A look into an ordinary Laundromat as it changes throughout the day.

Synchronicity (dir. Michelle Brand) Hand drawn. Everyone is moving in the same direction, sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture.

Cosmos Express (dir. Mocong Yuan) Hand drawn. English subtitles. A girl decides to leave this world. Her body and soul have one last conversation as she walks through the path she has been.

Karma Has You (dir. Ran Sheng) Cutouts. A young man, suffering from a lost love, finds himself facing his karma, which relates to his past life.

SIGH (dir. Vlad Bolgarin) Hand drawn. A grey man lives in a grey city covered in smog. But even in the darkest corners of the soul, there is light and color.

Fuse (dir. Shadi Adib) Hand drawn. A macabre game unfolds as a group of men in a marketplace discuss how to kill an animal trapped in a box.

August 30th | 19:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

DAY 3//

Upin & Ipin: Lone Gibbon Kris

Upin and Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris

Upin and Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris (directors, Syed Nurfaiz Khalid bin Syed Ibrahim, Ahmad Razuri Roseli, Adam Amiruddin) 110 mins. CGI. Brothers Upin and Ipin, together with their friends, struggle to save the kingdom of Inderaloka from the evil Raja Bersiong.

August 31st | 13:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Snow Queen Mirrorlands Animaze 2019

The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

Snow Queen – Mirrorlands (directors, Robert Lence, Alexey Tsitsilin) 87 mins. CGI. The Snow Queen will help a young girl, along with trolls and pirates, stop an evil King from withdrawing all the magic from the world.

August 31st | 15:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

IBEX puppetry Amateratsu presents 2019 Animaze

IBEX PUPPETRY Heather Henson presents: Christine Papalexis (director, Amaterasu)

Amaterasu (14:03) Stop motion. An ancient Japanese tale about the sun goddess, Amaterasu, and her stormy relationship with her brother Susanowo.

Christine Papalexis presents her movie AMATERASU

August 31st | 17:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Yamasong by Sam Koji Hale

Yamasong: March of the Hollows and SHORT: Henlightenment

Yamasong (director, Sam Hale) 95 mins. Stop motion Stop motion. Nani, a patchwork girl, joins rebels searching for an ancient relic to stop the war-like Hollows.

Preceded by SHORT: Henlightenment (director Dwight Friesen) 13 :42 CGI. A plucky hen cooped up in a cage finds a spiritual path to freedom.

August 31st | 19:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

The Yellow Submarine Sing Along at Animaze

The Yellow Submarine Sing Along

Come and join us and the Fab Four to sing along this psychedelic animation classic in the main street of Montreal

August 31st | 20:00 | FREE

Parc des Amériques, Boulevard Saint-Laurent & Rue Rachel E Montréal, QC H2W 1Z4

DAY 4//

Private Brunch

PRIVATE BRUNCH (Lobby)

September 1st | 12:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Minshar Animation Yoni Salmon at Animaze 2019

Minshar Animation School Presents

Niggun (dir. Yoni Salmon)

Seymoure (dir. Ronlee Nemeth)

Normativism (dir. Eliran Bichman)

Tap to Retry (dir. Neta Cohen)

Lady no. 4 (dir. Tal Hadar)

On the Grill (dir. Nir & Gali Edelbaum)

Sketches from Munich (dir. Shahaf Ram)

Inside Out (dir. Eran Hilleli)

September 1st | 14:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Best of Animix at Animaze 2019

ANIMIX: BEST OF TEL AVIV ANIMATION

ANIMIX presents THE BEST OF TEL AVIV ANIMATION (55 mins.)

America (dir. Nadav Arbel) Flash. English subtitles. In 1950 Tel Aviv, a mother, and son receive an invitation to emigrate to America, raising conflicting emotions.

In Other Words (dir. Tal Kantor) Hand drawn. Retouched live action. English subtitles. A brief meeting with his daughter after many years undermines a father’s world.

Scapegoat (dir. Gal Haklay & Shulamit Tager) Hand drawn. English subtitles. An alcoholic finds his way to a place where the only way for him to fit in is with self-sacrifice.

A LOVE LETTER TO THE ONE I MADE UP (dir. Rachel Gutgarts) Hand drawn. English subtitles. A combination of reality and fantasy is portrayed in a love letter addressed to an imaginary “perfect” man.

Within Thy Walls (dir. Daniella Schnitzer) Stop motion. English subtitles. The importance and symbolism of Jerusalem, and the day-to-day lives of the people who live in it.

Separation (dir. Sharaf Ram) Hand drawn. English subtitles. Images to a spoken word presentation by Arik Eber.

Paris (dir. Guy Trefler) Retouched photos and live-action. English subtitles. An irreverent “travel video” for France’s capital.

Gold Carriage (dir. Chapachka Studio) Homage to the classic animation series. A song by Tomer Ishayahoo.

Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way, U2 (dir. Broken fingaz) Stop motion. Hand drawn. Music video for the Beck remix of the U2 song.

September 1st | 16:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1

Glitch Digitial Dreams and Data Disruptions

Glitch Digital Dreams and Data Disruptions

A special programme dedicated to animated glitch art, with special focus on the semantic breakdown of neural network technologies and AI visualizations. Curated by Iona Pelovska

Adagio (dir. Vadim Epstein)

about:out (dir. Vadim Epstein)

Wild Dinner (dir. Vadim Epstein)

Mstrnstyls (dir. Themeltr)

Unguided Meditation (dir. Themeltr)

Silverhawk 2 (dir. Alexa Momtaz)

Pareidolia (dir. Christian Hassler) Silent. Alexa Momtaz performing live techno-glitch music.

Accelerated Universe (dir. Ian Grant) Silent. Alexa Momtaz performing live techno-glitch music.

Twilight in Vertigo (dir. Ian Grant) Silent. Alexa Momtaz performing live techno-glitch music.

Robot Love, Robot Hate (dir. Mark Klink)

Desire of Eternal Rest (dir. Toxic Motel)

The War Zone (dir. Toxic Motel)

The Living Death of Birth (dir. Toxic Motel)

Brujo+Marcio+Atlantis (dir. Melt Dream)

Mind Psychosis Drawing (dir. Jared Bruni / Acid Cam)

Psychotropic Dreams (dir. Jared Bruni / Acid Cam)

Pencil Magnification (dir. Jared Bruni / Acid Cam)

Disturb Reality (dir. Algomystic)

September 1st | 18:00 | $ 20

ESMA Excentris, 3536, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1