(July 19, 2016 – Montréal, Québec) Organizers of the 8th Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival have released the titles of the short films that have been selected for screening this year. The festival received a large number of submissions which they believe points to the passion and desire of stop motion artists to have their work seen.
The films in this year’s selection, all produced between 2014 and 2016, come from 18 different countries. A total of 16 films will have their North American Premiere at this year’s festival and 6 will have their World Premiere. In all, the 48 short films that will screen over the three days of the festival have been slotted into 5 different series; one of them offering free admission as part of the newly dubbed Discovery Program. In previous years this free screening went under the name of the Family Program, and was offered to children and families. This year the Discovery Program will present a variety of short films without dialogue and the public of all ages can discover the magical world of stop motion animation.
The directors of the selected films have been invited to talk to the public about their films as part of Meet the Filmmakers taking place the morning of Saturday, September 17th, 2016. The festival runs from the 16th to the 18th. The artists who will be in attendance will be announced in September.
Six if the selected shorts are from Canada and the complete list of films is now available online.