Montreal Festival Stop Motion is the world’s first festival dedicated to showcasing films animated exclusively using stop motion techniques. Created in 2009 by Érik Goulet, a stop motion animation teacher at Concordia University, the Festival is first created under the name of Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (MSMFF). The event is since organized around the following goals to promote, present, bring together and stimulate art and artists within the community. The Festival gathers professionals and independent creators alike as well as enthusiasts and fans of all ages for a truly unique cinematic experience. The festival runs from September 16 to September 18, 2016.