It’s celebration time for the Sommets du cinéma d’animation, returning this spring from May 10 to 15 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, with a rich, complete, diversified and exciting program.

For this year’s edition – its twentieth – the festival has curated 114 animated films from around the world, including an expansive group of Canadian films which will, for the first time, be screened across four competition sections.

“The new format of the Sommets was made possible by a much larger selection of Canadian works than what we used to offer,” explained Marco de Blois, artistic director and founder of the Sommets du cinéma d’animation. “Through the various approaches, from experimental to narrative films, including music videos, commissioned films and educational ones, an extraordinary know-how is displayed on the screens of the Cinémathèque Québécoise.”

This is how two sessions of the Grand angle program — a non-competitive section devoted to discovery, exploration and daring — will highlight 33 works, a veritable potpourri to widen the eyes: from the music video of Kid Koala, THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE, directed by Dale Hayward and Sylvie Trouvé, up to PERF DANCE, by veteran Steven Woloshen, a magnificent combination of dance and experimentation with film. Finally, a special presentation of Caroline Robert’s interactive work, SÉROTONINE ANONYME, during which the artist, on stage, explores with sensitivity and humor the fascinating functioning of our brain, will take place before the awards ceremony, on Sunday May 15.

2022 Sommet Awards

Rne-Jodoin Award: Chris Robinson

The Guy-L.-Coté Grand Prize for the Best Animated Film

Special Jury Award – École NAD-UQAC

The Student Competition Award

Best Educational or Commissioned Film

Best Music Video

Best Character

Award for the Pitch Contest

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