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The 19th Edition of the Sommets du cinéma d'animation will take place from December 1 to 6, 2020!

The Sommets 2020 Official Trailer!

Created and animated by Patrick Bouchard, a NFB production


Jury & Awards

International Competition

Rupert Bottenberg - Quebec

Rupert Bottenberg is a Montreal artist specializing in visual arts (illustration, graphic literature, etc.), writer, editor, and event coordinator. He is a principal participant in the En Masse Collaborative Art Initiative, former music director of the Montreal Mirror, director of Axis, the animation section of the Fantasia International Film Festival, and founder of the Montreal Comic Art Jams.

Eva Cvijanovic - Quebec

Eva Cvijanovic is a filmmaker and animator born in Sarajevo and based in Montreal. Her most recent film, Hedgehog’s Home (a NFB and Bonobostudio coproduction) premiered at the 2017 Berlinale and has since been screened and awarded internationally. Without committing to a single technique, Cvijanovic employs animation for its power to transmit visceral experiences and to create playgrounds for herself and her collaborators. She is currently developing a project set in the realm of speculative fiction and keeping busy as a founding member of the Montreal-based Astroplastique collective.

Dahee Jeong - Korea

Dahee Jeong got a BA in Communication at Hongik University in Seoul and got a Master’s in Animation at the ENSAD in Paris. She directed several short animation films, including Man on the Chair *(2014), which won the Cristal at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, *The Empty (2016), which won the Grand Prix at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival and Movements (2019), which was presented at the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival

Xavier Kawa-Topor - France
Historian-Critic-Founder of the Fontevraud Residencies

Xavier KAWA-TOPOR, historian by training, directed the European Center of Art and Medieval Civilization in Conques and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. His passion for animated cinema led him to create events at the Forum des Images in Paris, where he was director of educational action, such as the Carrefour de l'animation and the biennale Nouvelles images du Japon. (1999-2003) who played a pioneering role in the recognition in France of the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. At the Abbey of Fontevraud, he founded an international writing residence for animation that has hosted to date more than 250 directors from thirty different countries. Since 2015, he has been General Delegate of NEF Animation, a research and creation association for animation film. Xavier Kawa-Topor notably published The Middle Ages as seen by European cinema (CEACM editions / Cinémathèque de Toulouse, 2001), Animated cinema - Beyond the real (Capricci editions, 2016), Le Cinéma d'Animation in 100 films (Capricci edition, 2016, co-writing with Philippe Moins), Michael Dudok de Wit, sensitive animation cinema (Capricci 2019, with Ilan Nguyen).

Charles-André Vincelette - Quebec

Charles-André Vincelette aka "20some" is a graduate of Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 2D animation. He is best known as a member of the rap band Dead Obies with which he has made three critically acclaimed albums, travelled across Quebec and France, and won numerous awards attesting the importance the band has taken in Quebec's music scene.

Student Jury 2019

Étienne Déniger
Mélissa Rousseau
Anne Xiulan Côté

Grand Prize Sommets/École NAD-UQAC for the International Competition

Special Jury Award

People's Choice Award

Mini-Sommets Award

Guy-L.-Coté Award for Best Canadian Animated Film

International Student Competition Award

Award École NAD-UQAC for Best Canadian Student Film

UQAT Award for Best Very Short Film

Entry Fees


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Marco de Blois
Artistic Director — Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation

Sandrine Monast
Programming and Communication Assistant

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