The 15th edition of Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation, at the Cinémathèque québécoise, will squeeze many activities into a mere five days.
The film festival’s schedule includes short and feature-length animated films from around the world, master classes, and a free stop-motion workshop for children (I’m jealous!).
Canada’s venerable nation Film Board (NFB/ONF) is well represented and there are competitions for student films, from Montreal, Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad.
Admission to the films: $10 for adults, $9 for students, seniors and those 4-16 years old.
Among the other presentations: Finding Work in the Animation Industry; The secrets behind virtual monsters and creatures; Money and Eyeballs (How to get funding and exposure for your films); Round table discussion (How do journalists and critics work in a community as tight-knit as animation?); A Near-Perfect History of Animation. The Animation lecture cost $9, but the other events listed above are free.
There are two master classes: A 90-minute Master Class with Joan Gratz, who “will present her films and reveal the secrets behind her signature technique, claypainting” is free.
A ticket for a five-hour Master Class with Diane Obomsawin is $9.
The catalogue of Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation is here, in PDF form.
Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Nov. 23 to 27, 2016
335, de Maisonneuve Blvd. E.
Montréal, Québec, H2X 1K1