CALL FOR ENTRIES - 2012 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is now open for entries.  I attended the festival last year and I have to say it immediately became one of my top favourite film festivals.  Erik Goulet, the festival director, has a passion for stop-motion and the energy of ten normal human beings.

I came to the festival to soak up some new films and do interviews for the Canadian Animation Interviews website and Erik arranged for me to have time to talk with Barry Purves and Patrick Boivin - both of whom are stop-motion animation idols for me.  I started down my path of animation through stop-motion so both Barry and Patrick's work influence how I went about doing what I did.  They're the type of people that you read about - not the type you get to sit down and chat with, or so I thought.  I even got to show them my Eggs Gone Wild creations and get their feedback.  So that was one , if not the, highlight of the year 2010.

Erik is putting together another amazing festival this year so, even if you don't have a film in it, you should make it out to Montreal for this festival weekend. I can guarantee you'll see the creme de la creme of stop-motion animation and meet some movers and shakers in the stop-mo world who only come out of their studios for events like this.

Press Release from the festival:

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the Festival’s third edition that will take place on October 21, 22 and 23, 2011

The second edition of the festival showcased more than 66 films from around the world, all created using Stop Motion Animation.
Please refer to the entries section on our website for answers to any questions you might have concerning eligibility, dates, accepted formats, and new rules. To enter your film in the festival, download a submission form, fill it out, and send it, along with your film. 
Deadline for film submissions is: September 26, 2011. 
For updates, find us on Facebook: Stop Motion Montreal 
Tell all your Stop Motion friends to participate and join us for the coolest festival around! 
Cinematographically yours, 
Erik H. Goulet - Director

Two videos put together after last years festival

The opening of the 2010 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

The first of three videos cut together after interviewing Patrick Boivin