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The Montreal Animated Film Summit Starts Today

Beginning today in Montreal and continuing through Sunday is the 11th annual Montreal Animated Film Summit (Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal, for all you fancy French speakers). This year’s event, the largest yet, takes place at the Cinémathèque québécoise.

The Summit will present over 125 animated shorts as part of competition screenings and panoramas. Special guests include David OReilly, who will present his work on Friday evening, as well as Franck Dion (director of the NFB short Edmond was a Donkey) and experimental filmmaker Steven Woloshen. A range of workshops, exhibitions and discussions accompany the film screenings.

The festival leader was created by Patrick Doyon, the director of last year’s Oscar-nominated short Sunday:

  • There was Platform in LA, CTN in Burbank, and this all within a few weeks of each other. C’mon North American Festival organizers, space them out a little.

  • That Patrick what a guy. And the bleeding light glare around the mountain tops made this the art direction luxurious. I wish New Zealand had an NFB.