2017 Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Festival Stop Motion Montréal is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques.

With its use in television and feature films, stop-motion animation has experienced a resurgence over the pass few years. Despite this, getting their work screened can still be a huge struggle for many artists. Festival Stop Motion Montréal is working to change that…

Created in 2009 by Érik Goulet, a stop motion animation teacher at Concordia University, the Festival is first created under the name of Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (MSMFF)

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Films

Little Lungs’ Snowboarding

Peter Sluszka
États-Unis / USA (2017)

Although it’s typically adults who suffer visibly from the health consequences of tobacco use, smoking as a teen can also cause serious health effects, long before “old age” sets in. The Real Cost campaign seeks to educate teens who are already experimenting with cigarettes or thinking about trying them to help challenge their common misperception that there is no cost to smoking a cigarette today.

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Добро Пожаловать  /Welcome /Bienvenue

Polina Kutukina
Russie / Russia (2017)
Première nord-américaine / North american premier

A story about the relationship between a young arrogant rector of the church, fresh from the divinity school, and an old woman who has devoted her entire life to the service of God and for whom the church became a real home. The film carries the idea that besides the spiritual world, each of us builds its own world for ourselves. We should not forget as well about the physical world that is around us. It is the symbiosis that presents the world in which “the ceiling does not fall on our heads”.

Ragnarok (no dialogue)

Urte Oettinger & Johan Oettinger
Lithuanie – Danemark / Lithuania – Denmark (2016)
Première nord-américaine / North american premiere

A storm is coming. The eagle is captured by the spirit of doom. A bullet is fired at the eagle’s fatal battle.

Mouvement Deluxe

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Mathieu Handfield
Canada (2016)

Framed

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Marco Jemelo
Italy (2017)

Framed is a noir animated short-film, which investigates the role of the individual in society.In an anonymous police station, F.K. asks the Law for help in the attempt to report the abuses he has been through: his birth, his formation, his forced work.He will end up stuck in an endless nightmare.

Silver – Compact Disk Dummies 

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Ben Tesseur & Steven De Beul
Belgium  (2016)
Première canadienne / Canadian premiere

 Silver makes me dance all the time The less you drink the more it kicks in.

Min Börda / The Burden

Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Suède / Sweden (2017)

An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes that takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. The characters, portrayed as animals, perform musical numbers with singing and dancing. The episodes varies both in story and mood, and spans from cheerful tap routine to nightmarish black.

Naked Island – We Drink Too Much

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Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
Canada (2017)

 Produced by the National Film Board, Naked Island brings together some of Canada’s most talented animators in a series of 14 super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society. Blending the art of animation with the format of advertising, these filmmakers use wit and satire to address topics from global warming to politics to our obsession with technology.

Locus

Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
Poland (2016)
Première nord-américaine / North american premiere

A woman on an empty train in the middle of the night. Lonely, anxious to get back home to her husband and son. When the train suddenly brakes, she looks trough the window. What she sees will change her life.

Mirthful Castle

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Aghil Hosseinian, Davood Morgan,
Javad Zarinia & Farid Yahaghi
Iran (2017)
 World premiere

To celebrate 100th anniversary of the Art University of Tehran

Cosmos

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Daria Kopiec
Poland (2017)

Cosmos is an animated film about body. Muscles, skin, heart which wish to be touched. About body wanting to experience closeness with other body

No-Go Zone

Atelier Collectif
Belgium (2016)
North american premiere

No-go zone évoque la vie au quotidien du dernier homme demeuré dans la zone rouge, après l’évacuation de la région de Fukushima et l’accident de la centrale nucléaire. ‘No-go zone’ chronicles the daily life of the last man remained in the red zone after the evacuation of the Fukushima area and the nuclear power plant accident.

The Ecstatics 

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Hayley Morris
USA (2016)

A stop-motion animated music video for the band Explosions in the Sky. Everything was shot in camera using paper, projections and translucent materials, such as plastic and glass. The band’s brief was to create something inspired by “wilderness of the mind.” I thought of the beautiful chaos that is in the mind space and how that space has a multitude of transitions, whether it’s a transition from life to death or going from unknowing to knowing.

The Switchman

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Mehdi khoramian
Iran (2016)
Quebec premiere

 The old single man is waiting for his gone sweetheart in a station.

Naked Island – We Eat Shit

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
Canada (2017)

 Produced by the National Film Board, Naked Island brings together some of Canada’s most talented animators in a series of 14 super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society. Blending the art of animation with the format of advertising, these filmmakers use wit and satire to address topics from global warming to politics to our obsession with technology.

James – Deer John

Péter Vácz
USA (2016)
Quebec premiere

 “A couple’s trip to a mountain is interrupted by a black cat who leads them astray into the forest where they discover dark secrets.” – Dear John is an award-winning music video for the famous British rock band James.

Little Lungs’ Birthday

Peter Sluszka
USA (2017)

Although it’s typically adults who suffer visibly from the health consequences of tobacco use, smoking as a teen can also cause serious health effects, long before “old age” sets in. The Real Cost campaign seeks to educate teens who are already experimenting with cigarettes or thinking about trying them to help challenge their common misperception that there is no cost to smoking a cigarette today.

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