The Sommets du cinéma d’animation is an international festival dedicated to animation in all its forms, from heritage films to new media by way of current production. Over five days, Montreal moves to the rhythms of animation! A unique event in Quebec, the festival celebrates an art form that has long brought international recognition to Quebec and to Canada. The next Sommets du cinéma d’animation will be held from 23rd to 27th of November, 2016.
New in 2016: a competition of very short films (under 2:30 minutes)
Every year, the Sommets du cinéma d’animation presents the best animated films from Quebec, Canada and elsewhere. The program includes a selection of international titles, a solid line-up of student films directed by young artists representing the future of animation cinema, an overview of Canadian and Quebec production, retrospectives, and activities for young audiences.
In addition to screenings, the Sommets du cinéma d’animation offers a range of special activities. The festival hosts a series of original and eclectic events: exhibits, performances, discussion forums with directors and artisans, workshops, film classes, entertaining and rewarding sessions with animation professionals and renowned guests, and festive evening activities.
The Sommets du cinéma d’animation is an essential annual rendez-vous that brings together animation artists and professionals as well as movie-lovers from all over. Recognized as reals landmarks in the animation world, Montréal can certainly boast of the asset that is the Sommets, a major event that celebrates animation in all its bold and diverse forms and that highlights the knowledge and expertise of local practitioners of this art form.
To access the online submission form and our rules, please click here.
Cinesite Grand Prize for the best film of the International Competition
Includes a cash prize of 2000$
Sommets Special Prize of the Jury
Guy-L.-Coté Award for the best animated Canadian film
Includes a cash prize of 1500$
Framestore Award for the best film of the International Student Competition
Includes a cash prize of 1000$
Award for the best very short film (under 2:30 minutes)
For an exhaustive list of the winning films at the Sommets since 2008, please go on our Wikipedia page (in French).
Program - Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2012
Program - Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2011
Program - Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2010
Program - Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2009
Program - Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2008