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Nesta Morgan – A Fascinating Collection of Film Festival Caricatures –

I am and have been inspired for a long time to write about Nesta Morgan who has been creating wonderful drawings at film festivals around the world. By fluke or happenstance the editor has indeed done this today! Nesta’s light elegant sketch style created in real time as would a court room artist but much more fun! I first observed Nesta in action at Cannes 2014 when we were sitting side by side at a conference attended by Harvery Weinstein and Tim Burton. Nesta would be focussed pen in …

Minions Anticipated Summer Hit voiced by Sandra Bullock

About Minions: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.  But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongsid…

Interface chosen Animaze Daze selection at Annecy OFF

Interface iNTERFACE 2’28 Digital media is like a transparent thin layer of skin; it shields our notion of self, and also the ability to transform and change. “iNTERFACE” is an experimental film about a self-portrait made of assemblages and investigates co-existing multiple digital identities. “The best interface is no interface.” Director: Mel Hsieh Mel is a creative director and an Independent Animation Artist. He also corporates in the mu…

The Urge It Lies Within – Selected Animaze Daze at Annecy OFF

The Urge It Lies Within Director: Christopher Angus During a bizarre series of events a vampire discovers that harmless forest creatures, and even his own body, have turned against him.     Film Website: http://atticfilmsanimation.blogspot.ca …

BIG SHOT Selected for Animaze Daze at Annecy OFF 2015

Big Shot Director: Maurice Huvelin Maurice Huvelin was born in Paris. He graduated from Orléans Art School, where he is now a professor. Since 1985 he has been an indie producer and maker of particular, nonsensical and poetic movies. His films have been awarded at international festivals and screened on European TV. Only recently has he made the leap into animated images. BIGHORROR is the first episod of BIGSHOT SERIES, Prix du Jury at Web Program Festival&nbs…

Tears of Inge Animaze Daze Selected for screening at Annecy OFF

Running Time: 04 minutes 21 seconds Production Country: Canada Production Year: 2013 June Director and Producer: Alisi Telengut Film Contact: Alisi Telengut Film Synopsis Logline: A mother camel rejects her baby after a painful childbirth. Short Synopsis: A profound human-animal and human-nature relationship is represented by a painted world filled with a camel’s emotion and tears. It is based on a real Mongolian nomadic story narrated by my grandmother. Short Synopsis (Français): C…

Flipping selected at Animaze Daze at Annecy 2015

Flipping is enjoying a successful festival run having been selected for Animaze Daze in Annecy France June 17-18 during Annecy OFF – Director Jin Kyu Ahn is based in California and a graduate from the California Institute for the Arts.  PROJECT WEBSITE: http://jinkyuahn.com/JIN-KYU-AHN …

Winning Selected Shorts Animaze Daze in Annecy 2015

The five winning selected animation films for Animaze Daze at the Annecy OFF edition 2015   June 18 & 19 on Le Cynge   Flipping   Director: JIN KYU AHN Jin Kyu Ahn, an artist, an animator, and a filmmaker is based in Los Angeles. He has been focusing on new and experimental work through combination of various medium and genre such as poem, video, installation, and performance.  Jin Kyu Ahn was born in Pohang, South Korea, 1977….

Animaze Daze in Annecy, screenings at Annecy Off

  The following films screened in the Animaze Daze Selection. INTERFACE by Mel Hsieh  2:28 BIGSHOT (Ep1-Ep6) by Maurice Huvelin 13:30 Tears of Inge by Alisi Telengut 4:21 FLIPPING by JIN KYU AHN  8:00 The Urge 2 – It Lies Within by Christopher Angus 8:00   Best of Animaze Beauty – Rino Stefano Tagliafierro – Italie/Italy 2014 9:49 House of Unconsciousness –   Priit Tender – Estonie/Estonia – 201…

Your Animation film screening Annecy OFF and with Bill Plympton event on a glacial lake in a boat -only 4 days to submit!

Check us and submit your short to Animaze Daze so your Film can screen during Annecy 2015. Animaze presents the Best of Le MIAFF  in Annecy France at the fantastic animation festival Annecy International Animation Film Festival in the French Alps. On a Glacial Lake! Annecy OFF. Here’s a taste of what goes on! HURRY only 4 days to submit!   Share your latest Animation creation in the Animaze Daze at Annecy   Laurie Gordon director of Animaze, Bill Plympton &am…

Animation Orphans: “Lost Little Big Films” find a home with Animation Day at Cannes!

      Art by NOZART Let’s  call  them animation orphans.  With the exception of a few big name panels of Pixar and Dreamworks which typically occur at the AmPav or HP Pavillion at the Majestic there are no other venues and little visibility for animation film at the largest festivals not solely dedicated to animation. Animation Day in Cannes is a new initiative produced by Animaze – Le MIAFF and Filmfestivals.com bringing  together animation  film…

Animaze & Filmfestivals.com – Photos Animation Day 2015! Join us in 2016!

Animation Day 2015 in Cannes was huge success by all accounts. Animation film animators and industry professionals from all over the globe gathered to join us at Cannes Animation Days – our initiative to gather animation film “orphans” typical at many festivals around the globe. ANimation Day hosted a great panel with Octavio Nadal and speical VIP screenings of our winning films from Le MIAFF – The Montreal International Animation Film and filmfreeway newcomers from recent submiss…

Animation Day Cannes 2015 at Horyou village Best of Le MIAFF 2015 and special Cannes screenings

ANIMATION DAY at Cannes 2015 at horyou.com Village presented by Animaze Daze & Filmfestival.com     Animaze is proud to present Animation Day with filmfestivals.com at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. For the first time Animation will be a grand focus  presented in conjunction with filmfestivals.com and horyou.com. Together a wonderful curated program of animation shorts and guest panelists will be avaialble to Cannes attendees and general public. Located on the presitgeous…

LE MIAFF 2015 Closed with Awards to Anima Buenos Aires by Maria Veronica Ramirez

4 days of animation feature films, shorts workshops, panel discussions, interactive performances and parties at The Montréal International Animation Film Festival, in association with Teletoon, www.filmfestivals.com and MTL Digital Spring (Printemps Numerique) has just wrapped up with a stunning closing gala and award ceremony.     MIAFF 2015 Winners     Best Feature in Competition: Anima Buenos Aires by Maria Veronica Ramirez   Best Shor…

Fascinating Animaze Conference on Measuring Emotions in Film : View the Streaming Video

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY: SUBCONSCIOUS CONTENT H 110 April 17 – 12:00 PM If you missed it watch it in streaming Researchers are finding evidence that our decisions are driven by subconscious and emotional response. David Thomas of Impact Research part of Cosette/ Vision7 International leads this panel exploring content measured by biometric tools such as SENSUM technology and the impact it has on artistic choices and the future of film and media content. PANEL David Thomas – I…

Streaming of the opening of ANIMAZE

Festival founder Laurie Gordon welcomes the audience on opening ceremony, introducing The interactive demo of The Land of The Magic Flute (based on Mozart ‘s Opera). Maya Ericksson  Interactive Media Foundation l     click here to stream …

Animaze to stream to the World some 40 hours of content – do not miss that if you missed the festival in Montreal

Discover ANIMAZE in Streaming CLICK HERE  We are quite excited to report Animaze has partnered with M (M Brands Film Inc.; 1mint.net) to stream the festival live (April 16-19th, 2015) and on-demand through May 26, 2015.   You will be able to see the red carpet, opening ceremony, keynote speakers, interactive Google Live Air Q & A panels, master classes, and closing ceremony.  You will be able to enjoy over 40 hours of behind-the-festival coverage and …

Animaze mentionned on Qui Fait Quoi

  “Animaze, festival international du film d’animation de Montréal : 16 au 19 avril…” http://www.qfq.com/article=75873   …

Producer’s vision animates Le MIAFF: Montreal’s International Animation Film Festival

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    Producer’s vision animates Le MIAFF: Montreal’s International Animation Film Festival  Montreal Gazette“Montreal is the perfect city for an animation festival,” says Laurie Gordon. “Of course, we have the tradition of the NFB. But there are so many other strong animation studios in town. I’m astounded at how many beautiful shorts are being made here.” /&nbs…

Nice article on Le Miaff on Montreal Gazette

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  Producer’s vision animates Le MIAFF: Montreal’s International Animation Film Festival   BILL BROWNSTEIN, MONTREAL GAZETTE  Published on: April 14, 2015 “Montreal is the perfect city for an animation festival,” says Laurie Gordon. “Of course, we have the tradition of the NFB. But there are so many other strong animation studios in town. I’m astounded at ho…

Le Miaff Announced on BT Breakfast TV April 14

BT Interviews The MIAFF animation festival   There’s a new festival in Montreal exclusively focused on animation in cinema and technology. Festival director Laurie Gordon talks to Alex Despatie about the Montreal International Animation Film Festival. …

Meet the creator of our trailer Steven Woloshen

Biography Montreal born artist, Steven Woloshen (BFA, MFA Studio Arts) has been passionately creating short abstract films and time-based-art installation pieces since 1977. Steven Woloshen was born in Montreal in 1960. He entered Vanier College, an ideal enviroment to study alternative expressions with super-8 film and video. In 1980, he was admitted to Concordia University in Montreal and specialized in 16mm independant film techniques. At this present time, he has created …

Check the full Program for LE MIAFF Animaze online

Clik here and browse our program …

Le Miaff Full Program Revealed

Le MIAFF: Montreal International Animation Film Festival April 16th to April 19th 4 days of animation feature films, shorts workshops, panel discussions, interactive performances, animation themed parties Alice in Wonderland. Reggae Night and opening and closing parties to be held at Rosalie on de la montagne. Partnerships : TELETOON and Printemps Numérique ally with le MIAFF presenting industry professionals in animation for cinema and television and gaming. Technology in all…

Cult Classic Heavy Metal will screen with director Gerald Potterton in the house!

  http://www.geraldpotterton.ca Gerald Potterton (born 8 March 1931) is a British–Canadian director, producer and animator. He is best known for directing the cult classic Heavy Metal and his animation work on Yellow Submarine. Potterton has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: as director on the National Film Board of Canada animated shorts My Financial Career and Chr…

Meet the poster artist Tom Tassel, illustrator

http://tomtassel.com/contact/   …

Shame of the Jungle to open LE MIAFF

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Shame of the Jungle by Picha and Boris Szulzinger, Le MIAFF! will program an adult evening begining with the world premiere of The Land of the Magic Flute, followed by a selection of shorts oriented to an adult audience and Shame of the Jungle and a jungle party. Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (French: Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle) is a 1975 adult-oriented French/Belgian animated film directed by cartoonist…

The name is Miaff, ‘LE’ Miaff, our character already thinks he is a movie star. Pfffffff!

Animator YOU BEHEAVE or we put you back into the drawer. Let’s see what you can do April 16 -19 at the Festival …

Shame of the Jungle to open LE MIAFF

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Shame of the Jungle by Picha and Boris Szulzinger, Le MIAFF! will program an adult evening begining with the world premiere of The Land of the Magic Flute, followed by a selection of shorts oriented to an adult audience and Shame of the Jungle and a jungle party. Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (French: Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle) is a 1975 adult-oriented French/Belgian animated film directed by cartoonist…

ANIMAZE LE MIAFF Gif Alphabet GIF special by Fabian &Fred

READ one letter after the other….surprise video by Fabian and Fred  who will have their short DAEWIT in the festival. The Gif Alphabebet / Animation, Installation Every letter of the alphabet illustrated and animated in a different style, altogether representing the spirit of classic flying gifs. The reduction of the quality as well as the choice of styles is inspired by the gif culture. The project is designed as a video installa…

LeMiaff announces line up of animations on CTV -VIDEO

Live stream CTV NEWS broadcast at press conference. More to follow. Click below to launch the video. …

Le Miaff announces Industry Conference and Panels

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE & PANELS CHOP CHOP NINJA The game creators, producers and broadcasters TELETOON tell the tale of how a popular IOS app developed by Gamerizon was developed into a successful multi format television and web property.     FROM IDEA TO TV – Broadcast Ready Mike Drach development executive of 9 Story Media Group outlines the process of taking a concept for animated TV series through development all the way to production and broadcast.  …

Non stop Presser Play It’s Animaze Daze! Chillin’ with media Montreal

It’s easy to smile with Rosalie     Laurie gives Thumbs Up with Sue Smith CBC RAdio Canada  Studios on Home Run    Richard Bugs Burnett the Montreal Gazette , Laurie Gordon director Animaze, Liz Ferguson Reporter, Blogger   Laurie Gordon director of the Montreal International Animation Film Festival strikes a pose at the CBC television after her interview on Home Run         Animaze 22  …

Le MIAFF Press Conference Montreal Canada Animation & Technology together under ONE roof! April 16-19 – Concordia University

Paul Aflalo interviews Laurie Gordon Director of The Montreal International Animation Film Festival     David Thomas of Impact Reseach Marketing Technology arm of prime ad agency Cosette Group wait for the press conference to begin – by the wine collection at Rosalie Laurie Gordon talks to the media press & television & bloggers about the plans for Animaze and the development of City of Montreal – A Digital Hub     David Thomas of Impact Research market…

Animaze introduces LE MIAFF Montreal International Animation Film Festival’s Themes to the Media

1st Edition of Le Montreal International Animation Film Festival www.leMIAFF.com announces launch and partnership with TELETOON, Meridien Hotel, TOONBOOM, www.FilmFestivals.com Animation World Network (AWN.com), Rosalie, and more Programming, sponsors, industry conferences, Montreal University and CEGEP participation were presented at Rosalie Restaurant, Tuesday March 31st, 11am   Montreal-based film producer, Laurie Gordon (producer of Ryan Lark…

Le MIAFF 2015 has a poster!

Le MIAFF 2015 has an incredible poster for this year’s edition. An artwork which combines old with new, the poster symbolises the continuous evolution in the world of animation. Our pencilman waters the animation flower with the latest tech microchip-pot. Inspired and created by Tom Tassel, the poster will soon be all over Montreal, exceeding the expectation for the festival, set for April 16 – 19. Be Ani-mazed!  …

CONTENT is KING & CREATIVITY is KEY- Festival Countdown…Le MIAFF! Poster design and Film festival PROGRAM

It is with great delight that within a few short days ANIMAZE will announce the time date and place of the LE MIAFF! Festival OFFICIAL Program press conference. The BIG reveal! Next week in the heart of downtown  Montreal Canada we’ll do a presser with style! We are excited to present the OFFICIAL Animaze MIAFF poster 2015  designed by  Animator Tom Tassel EXPOSED!, programming and jury Animaze 2015 REVEALED annual clip by filmmaker with FUNK!  filmmaker Steve Wol…

Le MIAFF and Mozart are waiting for you at the pre opening April 16

Laurie Gordon Festival Director is waiting for you  “We are very happy and proud to announce  Mozart’s Magic Flute produced by German based Interactive Media Foundation as part of our opening night program at the Montreal International Animation Film Festival.This special evening is a symbol of what Animaze aims to achieve bridging all niches of animation under one roof for four consecutive days in the animation capital of the world Montreal Canada. We ar…

The Land of the Magic Flute Pre opening of the Festival will stream worldwide to selected audiences

The streaming will be organised by M. M is a streaming service for film festivals determined to help filmmakers gain recognition, distribution, and reach.   M merges your physical audience to digital audiences limited by time, geography, and/or finances.     M offers live, interactive, and on-demand viewing seamlessly from your website and pay portal with our seasoned streaming and production team scaling to your custom needs.     M also offers filmmakers marke…

Animaze le MIAFF announces the world premiere of the Motion Graphic Novel “The Land of the Magic Flute”

We are proud to announce the world premiere of the Motion Graphic Novel “The Land of the Magic Flute” at Animaze le MIAFF Montreal international Animation Filmfestival on the 16th of April 2015 as pre opener of the festival. The installation will be featured on 3 screens with live music performance. The event will be streamed worlwide by M Brands Film. The show will have an encore with live performance in the industry Hall – 7th heaven April 17th. “Th…

Le MIAFF to host a Transmedia Collaborative Workshop Pitching Competition

The Transmedia Development Workshop and Pitching Competition is a creative, collaborative, and competitive group exercise for LeMIAFF attendees. Participants with diverse skills and backgrounds form small groups to create an original animated transmedia concept and present it to a panel of experts. After receiving feedback and several rounds of notes, the team that comes up with the best pitch wins. This workshop mimics the process of developing transmedia properties for clients in t…

MIAFF Montreal International Animation Film Festival will soon be unveil its lineup

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  The MIAFF Montreal International Animation Film Festival will be held from April 16 to 19 in Montreal on both Concordia rooms and a few other places in the city.   Teletoon Our main partner is committed to our side for five years. Here is an outline of our new edition, with high ambitions, the desire to gather and unite the term creative industries related to entertainment (gaming, interactive ….) The festival is accompanied by a p…

Le MIAFF Final Call for entry – Submit your animations by March 16

GUIDELINES: Completion date after 2013 CONTEST: ANIMAZE is a competitive festival including an Audience Award 5 selected Prizes and a Student Film Competition FEATURE FILM 60 + mins Open to all genres. Theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies of all types of animation are included. SHORT FILM CONTEST Open to all genres – 59 minutes max. EXPERIMENTAL – 60 minutes max. SECTIONS   ADULT  SHORTS Hot? Why Not, we are …

le MIAFF! On the hunt for animation films at Berlinale 2015 We are wowed with great submissions !

le MIAFF! Montreal International Animation Film Festival continues to receive many animazing animation films from around the world. Japan, USA, France, Taiwan, Canada, Israel, Macau, Singapore and many other countries. Each submission more colourful than the next, less haunting than the previous and all as imaginative as Disney on shrooms. We encourage all animators professional or otherwise to connect to le MIAFF! Not onlyas  an animation festival but an industry conference for digi…

Noooooo not you Mr. Bill – Animation Kills!

Say it ain’t so… In this promotional photo released by Disney Pixar Animation, Dory, lower left, and Marlin, lower right, face an ocean full of perils in their efforts to rescue Nemo in this scene from Pixar Animation Studios “Finding Nemo.” (AP Photo/Pixar Animation Studios, File) TORONTO – When it comes to violence in films forget about the works of Scorsese and Tarantino. A new study suggests children’s animat…

Animaze – The Call for Entries is Open

GUIDELINES: Completion date after 2013 SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO ANIMAZE 2015 NOW with FILMFREEWAY  CONTEST: ANIMAZE is a competitive festival including an Audience Award and Student Film Competition FEATURE FILM 60 + mins Open to all genres. Theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies of all types of animation are included. SHORT FILM CONTEST Open to all genres – 59 minutes max. EXPERIMENTAL – 60 minutes max. STUDENT FILM CONTEST ANIMA…

Animaze – The Team and The Advisory Board

Festival Director: Laurie Gordon PROGRAMMING Tom Davia – Feature Michael Dahan Laurie Gordon Steven Woloshen – Experimental SPONSORSHIP Laurie Gordon Bruno Chatelin Alain Andrieux INDUSTRY EUROPE: Tiziana Loschi SPECIAL PROJECTS: Alain Andrieux, Tom Davia TIZIANA LOSCHI Tiziana director of the world’s premiere animation festival Annecy Animation Film Festival (Annecy, France) from 1996- 2013 Tiziana developed Annecy from a grassroots festival …