Henry Selick Will Headline Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

The fifth Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is set to take place October 18-20 at Concordia University. The event will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas with a screening of the film that will be presented by the director Henry Selick.

Other guests include Joe and Joan Clokey, who run Clokey Productions and Premavision studios which is responsible for Gumby, and stop motion animator Jamie Caliri, who developed the industry standard stop motion software DragonFrame. Animator Anthony Scott, who has worked with Selick, Caliri, and Gumby creator Art Clokey, will also be a guest.

The festival is currently accepting stop motion films for its competition program. The deadline to submit is September 20. In addition to a full competition slate, the festival will include a screening of the documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, a retrospective of Estonian animation studio Nukufilm, and hands-on stations for attendees to create their own stop motion animation.


  • Michael

    What’s going on with Henry’s new movie the Shadow King (I think thats the name)?

    • Stopmo Nerd

      Oh, you mean Athena Studio’s “Auntie Claus”.

  • Beamish Kinowerks

    Has anyone here bought the GIANTS FIRST STEPS compilation DVD with Selick’s student films from Cal Arts? Is it worth picking up?

  • Stop Motion Magazine

    Art Clokey passed away a couple of years ago…. You mentioned that he is attending in your last sentence. It’s Joe Clokey (his son) that is attending.
    Thanks
    John Ikuma
    Stop Motion Magazine

    • AmidAmidi

      We are very aware that Art Clokey is dead and it was never stated anywhere in the piece that he was attending.

      • Stop Motion Magazine

        “Other guests include Joe and Joan Clokey, who run Clokey Productions and Premavision studios which is responsible for Gumby, and stop motion animator Jamie Caliri, who developed the industry standard stop motion softwareDragonFrame. Animator Anthony Scott, who has worked with Selick, Caliri, and Gumby creator Art Clokey, will also be a guest.” – Cartoon Brew

        Last line in that paragraph….

        • AmidAmidi

          You’re misreading the sentence. It doesn’t say Art Clokey will be in attendance.

          • Stop Motion Magazine

            You are right, I did misread it, I’m sorry… I got confused by how it was structured. Thanks for clarifying.