Online Activity

Adult and teen audiences, 13 years +

Streaming link available from Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 4 p.m. to Sunday, March 7,
2021, at 11:45 p.m.

Streaming available in Canada only


The short films are presented in their original version with English subtitles.


To our greatest delight, in recent years a growing number of stop motion short films have made their way into the Oscar race. Interest toward the technique and its accessibility now facilitated by recent technology have resulted in a greater abundance of productions from filmmakers who now choose to tell their stories through frame by frame animation. Festival Stop Motion Montréal presents some of the touching works showcased during its 2019 and 2020 editions and that are now part of the long list of 96 animated short films qualified to compete at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony in April 2021. 

Let yourself be charmed by the magic of real matter and its imperfections, by the traces left by agile hands that gracefully animate puppets and objects. Take a seat and enjoy the films!


RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
TECHNIQUE: Stop motion animation



Founded in 2009, Festival Stop Motion Montréal is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques. The Festival aims to foster the development of this amazing technique that creates the illusion of movement with objects or figurines that would otherwise be inanimate. In a digital revolution age, stop motion is experiencing a resurgence. The technique brings back hand made cinema, the texture of tangible materials, and the fantasy world made possible by stop motion animation.



Cœur fondant | Melting Heart Cake, by Benoît Chieux (France, 2019)
11 min., in French with English subtitles
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À la mer poussière | To the Dusty Sea, by Héloïse Ferlay (France, 2020)
12 min. 30 sec., in French with English subtitles
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| The Coin, by Siqi Song (United States, 2019) 
6 min. 42 sec., in Chinese with English subtitles

Freeze Frame, by Soetkin Verstegen (Belgium/Germany, 2019)
5 min., without words 
Website and teaser

The Fabric of You, by Josephine Lohoar Self (United Kingdom, 2019)
10 min. 32 sec., in English

Kkum, by Kim Kang-min (South Korea, 2020) 
8 min. 53 sec., in Korean with English subtitles