The fifth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival will feature over 70 films in official competition as well as a special 20th anniversary screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas, presented by the film’s beloved director Henry Selick. The festival which takes place Oct. 18-20th at Concordia University’s J.A. de Sève Theater, will also include a special visit from Joe and Joan Clokey, owners of the celebrated studio that created Gumby.
The festival will also include a special workshop with Jamie Caliri, the mastermind behind the stop motion software Dragonframe, and two free family screenings and hands-on stations for everyone to experiment with stop-motion techniques. The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is open to artists and public alike and is an initiative of Erik H. Goulet, director of the festival and teacher in the Animation Department at Concordia University since 2001.
The full lineup of this year’s edition will be announced on October 1st. Check out the fest’s demo reel below:
For more information, visit: www.stopmotionmontreal.com.