The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (MSMFF) call for entries is closing at the end of September so if you have a stop motion film or are almost done one you should submit it to this amazing festival!
I was there two years ago and I'm planning to head there again this year. It's an amazing festival and it draws a great range of creators and fans. The year I attended Patrick Boivin and Barry Purves both gave amazing talks about the art and business of being an indie stop motion animator.
Laika's Mark Shapiro is the first guest to be announced this year. He will be talking about the making of ParaNorman, which is arguably the most complex stop motion feature film ever created. Production puppets from the film will also be on display.