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Animaze – The Montreal International Animation Festival 10th anniversary celebrated with international attendees and animation films

Animaze – The Montreal International Animation Festival 10th anniversary celebrated with international attendees and animation films
Animaze – The Montreal International Animation Festival celebrated its 10th year with many international attendees and animation films – shorts from filmmakers around the globe.
Michael Hirsh opened the festival as special guest, keynote and Lifetime Achievement Award winner in the gorgeous Cinéma du Musée theatre. The exquisite individually crafted awards this year were designed by local renowned multidisciplinary Montreal artist, Nadine Samuel. Nadine from Quebec, pursues an artistic approach focused on the democratization of culture and the development of laboratory spaces that make creative processes accessible to communities here in Quebec and abroad including Peru and Haiti.

10th Year Animaze 2023 Award Winning Films Are:
- A TREE ONCE GREW HERE – United States - Produced and Directed by Johnnie Semerad (Storyline Award)
- LOUIS I KING OF THE SHEEP – Germany - Director - Markus Wulf. (Audience Choice Award)
- Hardboiled – United States - Director Peter Sluszka (Audience Choice Award)
- ABOVE GROUND – United States - Produced by Kevin Sharpley – (Special Social Awareness Category)
- LE CERF BLUE - Mexico - Arnold Abadie – (Special VR-360 Category)
- PINCIO – Italy - Emanuele Gabbi – (Experimental Short)
- THE AWAKENING: THE FIRST DAY – USA – Jose Diaz Contreras and Santiago Carraguilla
- MY JUMPER IT ROARS – Australia - Isabella Spagnola
- FRIDA IN THE SKY – Canada – Dani Sadun (Student Canada Award)
- ASHTA – Canada - Ryan Bechara – (Student Canada – QC Award)
- THE LOST COURIER – China – Ma ZiDong (International Student Award)
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