ANIMAZE 2022 coming up!
Submissions now open for our 10th Edition 2023

Animaze produces the Montreal International Animation Film Festival and conference dedicated to exploring the world of animation in all its diverse forms and mediums.
Animaze is now a hybrid festival and your submission may be in consideration for either/or our in person event or our online virtual theatre ARC Animaze Red Carpet.

Filmmakers are invited from all over the world to submit their works in a wide range of genres and styles. The festival converges in Montreal and in Cannes France as Animation Day in Cannes, engaging audiences developing new opportunities in the fastest growing and morphing cinema art form; animation.

ANIMAZE is the Montreal based international animation film festival and industry conference providing a showcase for animators and animation producers to showcase and market their works including technology and anything animated in the digital landscape as a digital art or even for research purposes in the field of science.

ANIMAZE is registered non-profit organization with feature animation film as its prime focus. ANIMAZE is an animation industry conference, workshops for animators, producers network, cocktail networking and ANIMAZE DAZE international co-production incentive. For independent filmmakers festival strategy workshops.

ANIMAZE International Animation Film Festival screens animation features, shorts and experimental film. Industry conferences, panels and international co-productions will be facilitated. Workshops on the state of the art(s). Public film festival screening, panels and educational platform for children. A student film contest challenge from all graduate level animation film schools across the province of Quebec and Canada.
ANIMAZE curates digital arts projects.

Animation software an award prize. Extensive visibility and promotion in our travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

The possibility of inclusion in our travelling shows The Best of Animaze, screenings at Annecy OFF film festival, Animation Day in Cannes, Berlin, Glasgow and more cities TBC.
VISIBILITY at one of the top Animation Film Festivals worldwide. Exposure via our official partners and . No cash awards given for Animation Day in Cannes or
Montreal International Animation Film Festival.
Award for Best Feature, Best short, Best experimental, Audience Award. Student Film Award from participating schools college and university levels.

By entering your film for consideration for the 2023 ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein.
Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival or and Animation Day in Cannes. ANIMAZE is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

If your film is accepted, you will receive an invitation letter with further details, technical requirements for downloadable files, and deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit to ANIMAZE via paper/email/ air mail?

We accept submissions that go through our profile. No we do not accept snail mail.

How will we be notified*?
Accepted films will receive an invitation letter by email. Films not accepted will also be notified by email by the notification deadline. Your status of not accepted and accepted will also be reflected in FilmFreeway. If you do not receive an email within 7 days after the notification date, please contact us. Before contacting us, reconfirm who is listed as the primary contact and their email.

Please make sure you submit a wetransfer downloadable version hi res - ( less than 2 GB ) As we have a very short window to take submissions and green it we must receive all submissions via a Vimeo link for review as well and as a wetransfer film file.

We also suggest a permanent contact be used as the primary submitter and that a phone number and email address always associated with the production be used. Note: Email filters have a hard time with addresses that start with info@, mail@, admin@, etc. If you’re using an email address it’s more likely your notification email may not arrive. We also suggest using an email address that someone checks at least daily.

*Notification dates are subject to change, please check the festival website every few weeks for updates. We strive to notify all submitters via email when a change will be made.
Please note the festival does not pay screening fees.

Overall Rating
  • Heloise Magny

    Thank you for selecting my film aimed at suicide prevention "Keep Painting, Mom". Top festival with a lot of networking and they definitely know how to party!! Many thanks to Laurie and her team !

    November 2022
  • Andre St-Amour

    What a fabulous, world class, festival! 100% worth participating and attending.
    Will definitely return as soon as possible!
    Thank you very much for such a positive and fun experience.

    November 2022
  • Jule Körperich

    Thank you so much for having our film "The way to a man's heart" at our lovely festival! Hope to see you one day in real life!

    November 2022
  • Carson Smith

    A very poor experience mainly due to early technical difficulties, weird unexplained metaverse/nft functionality and postponing the awards ceremony to a later date for an unclear reason. The best part of this film festival was the actual films showing there. That is the only reason why I didn't give this an overall 1 star review. Thankfully the city of Montreal was cool to visit. Definitely recommend visiting Montreal.

    November 2022
  • Zann Gill

    We're honored that YELLO WORLD episode #1 for a serialized rock opera (formerly called Hello World – renamed after the fires) was selected for the Montreal International Animation Film Festival – ANIMAZE. We’re impressed with the mission and leadership of this festival. Montreal is the ideal city for a great film festival. Zann Gill, Director, Bkgd at

    July 2021