Organizers of the rapidly approaching Festival Stop Motion Montreal have announced that, in the name of safety and accessibility, the 12th edition will run as a virtual event from September 14 to 20. In order to serve the ever-growing and faithful stop motion community, and to roll with the pandemic punches, the fest will be available online to the whole international community so that members of the public from far and wide can enjoy the first-ever festival dedicated solely to the art of stop motion from the comfort of their own homes.
Freed by the virtual format, a larger number of films will be showcased this year to highlight the creators and their amazing work over more than 10 hours of screenings — more content than usually offered in physical theatrical programs.
This year’s official list of short films in competition will be revealed in the coming weeks on the festival’s social media channels, along with the professional workshop details and more exciting program announcements. The Festival’s “Home Sweet Home 12th Edition” program will also serve up renowned special guest conference speakers, behind the scenes interviews, new original content created specially for this unique virtual edition as well as online technical skills workshops running Sept. 14-17.
Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2020 is being presented in collaboration with local partner VUCAVU, a Canadian bilingual streaming platform for independent film and video art where festival-goers will be able to access all of the 2020 activities online.
Regular attendees and newcomers alike are warmly invited to join in the celebration of all things stop-motion from the comfort of their couch. Visit www.stopmotionmontreal.com to learn more!