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 ten days, Montreal and Quebec City move 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 27th of November to 7th of December, 2014.

To submit your film, read the regulations and get to our electronic submission form, click on the logo of Zone Festival.

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 and Quebec City 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.

COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE / INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

1000 Plateaus

 

Quebec

Steven Woloshen

Baths (Laznia)

 

Poland

Tomek Ducki

La Chair de ma chère

 

France

Calvin Antoine Blandin

Le Chant (El Canto)

 

France

Inès Sedan

La Faillite

 

France

JeanJean Arnoux

Fongopolis

North American Premiere

Slovakia

Joanna Kozuch

Fugue for Cello, Trumpet and Landscape (Fuga na wiolonczele, trabke i pejzaz)

Canadian Premiere

Poland

Jerzy Kucia

Grace Under Water

Canadian Premiere

Australia

Anthony Lawrence

Hasta Santiago

Canadian Premiere

Switzerland/France

Mauro Carraro

Hipopotamy

Quebec Premiere

Poland

Piotr Dumala

Histoires de bus

 

Quebec

Tali

Horse

 

Chine

Jie Shen

Hunger (Glad)

 

Croatia

Petra Zlonoga

Isle of Seals

Quebec Premiere

Latvia

Edmunds Jansons

Libérez Jafar Panahi : Interférence

 

Quebec

Claude Cloutier

Man on the Chair

 

France/Korea

Dahee Jeong

Me and my Moulton

 

Quebec/Norway

Torill Kove

Monkey Love Experiments

Quebec Premiere

UK

Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Nuggets

Quebec Premiere

Germany

Andreas Hykade

The Obvious Child

Quebec Premiere

UK

Stephen Irwin

Patch

North American Premiere

Switzerland/Germany

Gerd Gockell

La Petite Casserole d'Anatole

 

France

Eric Montchaud

Pilots on the Way Home

 

Quebec/Estonia

Olga Pärn, Priit Pärn

Settling

Canadian Premiere

France/UK

Emma McCann

Soif

Quebec Premiere

Quebec

Michèle Cournoyer

Timber

Quebec Premiere

Switzerland

Nils Hedinger

Le Troisième Œil

Canadian Premiere

France

Jérôme Perrillat-Collomb

Wonder

Quebec Premiere

Japan

Mirai Mizue

Yield

 

USA

Caleb Wood

You look like me

 

Quebec

Pierre Hébert, René Lussier

COMPÉTITION ÉTUDIANTE INTERNATIONALE / INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION

Ab ovo

 

Poland

Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi

An adventurous afternoon

Quebec Premiere

Germany

Ines Christine Geisser, Kirsten Carina Geisser

An incredibly elastic man (Nieprawdopodobnie elastyczny czlowiek)

Canadian Premiere

Poland

Karolina Specht

Avoidance

 

Israël

Erica Rotberg

Carassius

 

Quebec

Frédéric Godbout, Cora-Naomée Grenon

C'est au lavomatique que ça a commencé

North American Premiere

France

Marion Auvin

Dans la joie et la bonne humeur

Première mondiale

Belgique

Jeanne Boukraa

Fat & Skinny (Gruby i chudy)

North American Premiere

Poland

Aleksandra Brozyna

Fol'Amor

Canadian Premiere

France

Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, Clement De Ruyter, Marthe Delaporte, Maïlys Garcia, Pierre Rütz, Gaspard Sumeir

Follow You

Canadian Premiere

Austria

Katharina Petsche

Graduations

 

Quebec

Isabelle Carignan-Chagnon

Half bábka

North American Premiere

Slovakia/Belgique

Jasmine Elsen

Hopkins & Delaney LLP

Première mondiale

USA

Sean Buckelew

IMG_00:01.JPG

North American Premiere

Latvia/Estonia

Zane Oborenko

Insolation

Quebec Premiere

France

Morgane Le Péchon

IOA

 

Switzerland

Gabriel Möhring

Je repasserai dans la semaine

Canadian Premiere

France

Alizée Cholat, Sophie Devautour, Loïc Espuche

Lady with Flower Hair (Khanomeh Gol Mikhaki)

Canadian Premiere

Iran

Sarah Tabibzadeh

LA-GAR-TO

North American Premiere

USA

Miguel Jiron

Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day!

 

USA

Christian Larrave

Loop Ring Chop Drink

Canadian Premiere

UK

Nicolas Ménard

Lucy & the Limbs

Quebec Premiere

Canada

Edlyn Capulong

MTL rush

 

Quebec

Mathieu Guimond

Owned

Canadian Premiere

USA

Daniel Clark

The Pride of Strathmoor

Quebec Premiere

USA

Einar Baldvin

Seuil

 

France

Julien Arnal

Small People with Hats

Quebec Premiere

UK

Sarina Nihei

Swin Your Way

North American Premiere

Taïwan

Eden Chan, Shih Kai Chang, Wei-Yuan Chen

Voyage

 

Quebec

Charlie Debons-Ricard, Raphaël Maltais

Wings

Première mondiale

Israël

Keren Rijensky

PANORAMA QUEBEC+CANADA

3e page après le soleil

Quebec Premiere

Quebec

Theodore Ushev

Abstrait de nuit

World Premiere

Quebec

Caroline Caza

La Bille Bleue

Quebec Premiere

Quebec

Co Hodeman

Black Rectangle

 

Canada

Rhayne Vermette

Camille raconte : J’ai tué ma mère

 

Quebec

Vincent Ethier

Circle Game

Quebec Premiere

Canada

Patrick Jenkins

Le Gouffre

 

Quebec

Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest

Jutra

 

Quebec

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

Magnificent Obsessions

Quebec Premiere

Canada

Benjamin Edelberg

Maître et serviteur

 

Quebec

Tom Tassel

Nul poisson où aller

 

Quebec

Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau

On The Subway

 

Canada

Mike Geiger

Rainy Days

Quebec Premiere

Quebec/Latvia

Vladimir Leschiov

Libérez Jafar Panahi : Un goût de liberté

Première mondiale

Canada

Pierre M. Trudeau

Unfettered

Canadian Premiere

Quebec

Sandra Eber

Wackatdooo

Quebec Premiere

Quebec

Benjamin Arcand

PANORAMA ÉTUDIANT QUEBEC+CANADA

Le Banc

 

Quebec

Johann-Hugues Lamarche

Blobby

 

Quebec

Laura Stewart

The Cave

 

Canada

Marie-Josée Doutre

Circus

 

Quebec

Simon Vézina

Collision

 

Quebec

Jeremy Berger

Construction

 

Canada

Alison James

La Dérive

 

Quebec

Sindre Ulvik Péladeau

La dernière danse sur la Main

 

Quebec

Aristofanis Soulikias

Éphémère

 

Quebec

Monica Carolina Chen

Empire

 

Quebec

Alex Langlois, Julie Lefaivre, Dimitri Néron, Martin Paré

Evelyne

 

Quebec

Rebecca St. John

Fallow

 

Canada

Breanna Cheek

HeadStrong

 

Quebec

Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Hollow

 

Quebec

Catherine Dubeau

Illusion

 

Quebec

Laurence Grégoire

It's not all sand

 

Quebec

Frédérick Letendre-Cyr

Karma

 

Quebec

Jessie Lemelin

Learning To Draw

 

Quebec

Lianne Zannier

Mauvaise Étoile

 

Quebec

Camille Perreault

Plugin

 

Canada

Sergio Di Bitetto

Religatio

 

Canada

Jaime Giraldo

Spectrum

 

Quebec

Emmanuel Lauzon

Tension sur le fil

 

Quebec

Christopher Noël

That Bitch Becky

 

Canada

Rebecca Rochon

Traditionnal Healing

 

Quebec

Raymond Caplin

Unordinary journey in an ordinary day

 

Quebec

Yoshino Aoki

Vompt Attaque!

 

Quebec

Jérémie Locas

Wide Awake

 

Quebec

Sarah Crepeau

Windsor 3:10

 

Quebec

Louis Roy

AWARDS

The Sommets Grand Prix
Cash award of 2000$ offered by the Cinémathèque Québécoise

The Sommets Special Prize of the Jury

The Public Award

The Guy-L.-Coté Award for the best animated Canadian film
Cash award of 1500$ offered by Nancy Coté

International Student Competition Award
Cash award of 500$ offered by Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival

For an exhaustive list of the winning films at the Sommets since 2008, please go on our Wikipedia page (in French).

2014 Poster designer: Carol-Ann Belzil Normand

Quebec City-based artist Carol-Ann Belzil Normand graduated from Université Laval with a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts and another in the Art and Science of Animation (BASA). She has participated in numerous animation festivals in Canada, Europe and the United States and was a member of the International Student Competition jury at the 12th Sommets du cinéma d’animation – Festival international de Montréal et de Québec. She is currently pursuing her research in interactive practices, performance and animation as part of a master’s degree in Visual Arts at Université Laval.

To celebrate the 13th Sommets du cinéma d’animation, I decided to use the number 13 both as a concept and in the design. First I depicted the 12 Sommets, arranging them in a rhythmical and organized manner in the space. These 12 summits embody the history of the festival. The 13th summit dominates the space, standing out from the other characters because of its distinctive look and its position. Each summit is personified so as to evoke a unique narrative world.

- Carol-Ann Belzil Normand
carolannbelzilnormand.com/

ARCHIVES

Below you will find the program of the last three years (in French only):