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MTLmoments / Perspectives

8 Montréal directors, 8 #MTLmoments,
8 short films to discover.

MTLmoments / Perspectives

8 Montréal directors,
8 #MTLmoments,
8 short films to discover.

Eight directors received carte blanche to interpret one of the #MTLmoments of their choice in a two to four minute short film.

CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HANDDirected by AKIM GAGNON

Concerto for the left hand is an offbeat, humorous fictional piece that depicts a classic Montréal ritual: the July 1st moving day. It’s a challenge faced every day by the owners of Moving-with-Finesse Montréal. This move, however, will be different: It presents a challenge they’ll have to conquer through a redoubling of tact and finesse.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

Samir, Charles un frigo et un escalier à double-curve. 😖

A photo posted by Brian Le Compte (@archimontreal) on

An intimidating wrought iron staircase. Steep, fairly wide, but charming, in a colourful neighbourhood of Montréal. It’s the perfect premise for a difficult move (but with finesse!). Akim is inspired by #MTLmoments of @archimontreal, which remind us of the beauty but also the complexity that often lurk behind the scenes of a typical Montréal move.

CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HAND
Directed by AKIM GAGNON

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Concerto for the left hand is an offbeat, humorous fictional piece that depicts a classic Montréal ritual: the July 1st moving day. It’s a challenge faced every day by the owners of Moving-with-Finesse Montréal. This move, however, will be different: It presents a challenge they’ll have to conquer through a redoubling of tact and finesse.

Website: http://akimgagnon.com

Vimeo : vimeo.com/akimgagnon

Inspired by

Samir, Charles un frigo et un escalier à double-curve. 😖

A photo posted by Brian Le Compte (@archimontreal) on

An intimidating wrought iron staircase. Steep, fairly wide, but charming, in a colourful neighbourhood of Montréal. It’s the perfect premise for a difficult move (but with finesse!). Akim is inspired by #MTLmoments of @archimontreal, which remind us of the beauty but also the complexity that often lurk behind the scenes of a typical Montréal move.

MONTRÉAL QUEST IVDirected by VINCENT BILODEAU

Montréal Quest IV takes inspiration from Montréal’s omnipresent video game industry, borrowing its graphic codes as a means of showcasing the frenetic journey of a tourist in search of #MTLmoments.
And, just like in any good video game, the pitfalls are many and the successes are rewarded. Our hero-tourist allies himself with various characters across the Montréal landscape in order to complete his quest.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

Morning 😊🌞👋🌼 few weeks ago woke up to watch the sunrise in montroyal. @montreal

A photo posted by JB Qorz (@qorz) on

Inspired by the colourful #MTLmoments of @qorz, Montréal Quest IV transports us to an offbeat animated universe; a tribute to the city’s excitement and vibrancy. Punctuated by a unique aesthetic, it’s a fun trip that leads us to several characteristic places around the metropolis.

MONTRÉAL QUEST IV
Directed by VINCENT BILODEAU

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Montréal Quest IV takes inspiration from Montréal’s omnipresent video game industry, borrowing its graphic codes as a means of showcasing the frenetic journey of a tourist in search of #MTLmoments.
And, just like in any good video game, the pitfalls are many and the successes are rewarded. Our hero-tourist allies himself with various characters across the Montréal landscape in order to complete his quest.

Website : vincentbilodeau.com

Vimeo : vimeo.com/vincentbilodeau

Inspired by

Morning 😊🌞👋🌼 few weeks ago woke up to watch the sunrise in montroyal. @montreal

A photo posted by JB Qorz (@qorz) on

Inspired by the colourful #MTLmoments of @qorz, Montréal Quest IV transports us to an offbeat animated universe; a tribute to the city’s excitement and vibrancy. Punctuated by a unique aesthetic, it’s a fun trip that leads us to several characteristic places around the metropolis.

SAINT-LOUIS SQUAREDirected by CLYDE HENRY

Saint-Louis Square is an animated short film inspired by our urban neighbour, the pigeon. Two courteous pigeons sitting near the fountain in Saint-Louis Square are playing chess and enjoying the summer weather. They are completely unaware of the danger that approaches.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

Square Saint Louis #plateau #squaresaintlouis @montreal #montreal #canada @destination_canada #mtlmoments #spring

A photo posted by Susan Moss (@susanmossphotography) on

Clyde Henry labels this “stop motion” film as light and as welcoming as the Montréal summer. The Instagram photo taken by @susanmossphotography highlights the architecture and design of the houses surrounding Saint-Louis Square, a unique corner of the Plateau-Mont-Royal. It’s a neighbourhood where families live and work in harmony with students, punks, tourists… and pigeons.

SAINT-LOUIS SQUARE
Directed by CLYDE HENRY

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Saint-Louis Square is an animated short film inspired by our urban neighbour, the pigeon. Two courteous pigeons sitting near the fountain in Saint-Louis Square are playing chess and enjoying the summer weather. They are completely unaware of the danger that approaches.

Website: clydehenry.com

Vimeo : vimeo.com/clydehenry

Inspired by

Square Saint Louis #plateau #squaresaintlouis @montreal #montreal #canada @destination_canada #mtlmoments #spring

A photo posted by Susan Moss (@susanmossphotography) on

Clyde Henry labels this “stop motion” film as light and as welcoming as the Montréal summer. The Instagram photo taken by @susanmossphotography highlights the architecture and design of the houses surrounding Saint-Louis Square, a unique corner of the Plateau-Mont-Royal. It’s a neighbourhood where families live and work in harmony with students, punks, tourists… and pigeons.

[ 67 / 76 ] Directed by GABRIEL POIRIER-GALARNEAU

1967 and 1976: two shining years in terms of design for the city of Montréal. 67/76 celebrates the icons and logos that have piqued Montrealers’ imagination; relics of bygone events that shaped the graphic personality of the metropolis, now a UNESCO City of Design.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

Big-⚽️ #cinqcentquatorze #stadeolympique #bigO #expos #exposdemontreal #graff514 #depuis1976

A photo posted by JFSAVARIA (@jfsavaria) on

Seeing the #MTLmoments of @jfsavaria is what planted the idea in Gabriel’s mind to animate Montréal logos. Near the Olympic Stadium, the legendary logo of the Montréal Expos catches his eye. Next, a glance at his collection of Expo ’67 souvenirs reveals the flag of “Man and His World.” This is the moment when the connection is made… EXPOS = EXPO.

[ 67 / 76 ]
Directed by GABRIEL POIRIER-GALARNEAU

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1967 and 1976: two shining years in terms of design for the city of Montréal. 67/76 celebrates the icons and logos that have piqued Montrealers’ imagination; relics of bygone events that shaped the graphic personality of the metropolis, now a UNESCO City of Design.

Website: gabrielpg.com

Vimeo : vimeo.com/gpg

Inspired by

Big-⚽️ #cinqcentquatorze #stadeolympique #bigO #expos #exposdemontreal #graff514 #depuis1976

A photo posted by JFSAVARIA (@jfsavaria) on

Seeing the #MTLmoments of @jfsavaria is what planted the idea in Gabriel’s mind to animate Montréal logos. Near the Olympic Stadium, the legendary logo of the Montréal Expos catches his eye. Next, a glance at his collection of Expo ’67 souvenirs reveals the flag of “Man and His World.” This is the moment when the connection is made… EXPOS = EXPO.

RENDEZ-VOUSDirected by YAN GIROUX

Montréal’s Olympic Park is a fascinating architectural structure explored by two drones on a quest for the unknown. Between the world of insects (the Insectarium of Montréal), animals (the Biodôme of Montréal) and space (the Plantarium Rio Tinto Alcan), we are spectators along for the visual and audio ride taken at the Espace pour la vie.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

Olympic Fever 🔥

A photo posted by t a v i andrio (@ttaavvii) on

The Olympic Stadium is a source of fascination for Yan Giroux who was inspired by the shot by ttaavvii to pay tribute to this Montréal symbol that soon celebrates its 40th anniversary. The perfect occasion to take a fresh look at the structure and get inside its shell.

RENDEZ-VOUS
Directed by YAN GIROUX

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Montréal’s Olympic Park is a fascinating architectural structure explored by two drones on a quest for the unknown. Between the world of insects (the Insectarium of Montréal), animals (the Biodôme of Montréal) and space (the Plantarium Rio Tinto Alcan), we are spectators along for the visual and audio ride taken at the Espace pour la vie.

Website: altcollection.ca

Vimeo : vimeo.com/yangiroux

Inspired by

Olympic Fever 🔥

A photo posted by t a v i andrio (@ttaavvii) on

The Olympic Stadium is a source of fascination for Yan Giroux who was inspired by the shot by ttaavvii to pay tribute to this Montréal symbol that soon celebrates its 40th anniversary. The perfect occasion to take a fresh look at the structure and get inside its shell.

TTYLDirected by IOURI PHILIPPE PAILLÉ

TTYL tells the story of a photographer with a unique perspective on Montréal. His vivid trajectory through the Montréal night reveals a sensitive romantic. A visual and aural exploration shot entirely at night using an anamorphic lense, that reveals the city to us through his eyes, lens and ears. A play on light and contrast, set to the electro beats of the group Le Matos.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

Follow your dreams, no matter where they might take you…

A photo posted by Joel Fernandez (@urbansniper514) on

The photo taken by Urbansniper514 instantly caught Iouri’s eye, who after broader explorations on the photographer’s Instagram account, developed his vision and character. The light at the heart of Montréal, and the night through the eyes of the photographer and his lens. A romantic interpretation, from a young eccentric and marginal Montréaler.

TTYL
Directed by IOURI PHILIPPE PAILLÉ

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TTYL tells the story of a photographer with a unique perspective on Montréal. His vivid trajectory through the Montréal night reveals a sensitive romantic. A visual and aural exploration shot entirely at night using an anamorphic lense, that reveals the city to us through his eyes, lens and ears. A play on light and contrast, set to the electro beats of the group Le Matos.

Website: iouriphilippepaille.com

Vimeo : vimeo.com/iouriphilippepaille

Inspired by

Follow your dreams, no matter where they might take you…

A photo posted by Joel Fernandez (@urbansniper514) on

The photo taken by Urbansniper514 instantly caught Iouri’s eye, who after broader explorations on the photographer’s Instagram account, developed his vision and character. The light at the heart of Montréal, and the night through the eyes of the photographer and his lens. A romantic interpretation, from a young eccentric and marginal Montréaler.

HUITDirected by MATHIEU GRIMARD

What makes us love Montréal? This is the question that Mathieu Grimard asked eight Montréalers. Each subject is presented from behind a glass surface, as they tell us stories that come from Montréal places while the glass takes us to the city’s places with a link to their history. A documentary approach with a minimalist effect that plays on the strong relationship that develops between places and people.

Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

🚲 ☕️ 🌵

A photo posted by Naomi Fontaine (@fleurde.lys) on

The photo taken by Fleurde.lys, an exterior point of view of a typically Montréal scene, immediately resonated with Mathieu’s approach. An image that opens on a human Montréal story while positioning the place as the central character.

HUIT
Directed by MATHIEU GRIMARD

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What makes us love Montréal? This is the question that Mathieu Grimard asked eight Montréalers. Each subject is presented from behind a glass surface, as they tell us stories that come from Montréal places while the glass takes us to the city’s places with a link to their history. A documentary approach with a minimalist effect that plays on the strong relationship that develops between places and people.

Website : mattgrimard.com

Vimeo : vimeo.com/mgrimard

Inspired by

🚲 ☕️ 🌵

A photo posted by Naomi Fontaine (@fleurde.lys) on

The photo taken by Fleurde.lys, an exterior point of view of a typically Montréal scene, immediately resonated with Mathieu’s approach. An image that opens on a human Montréal story while positioning the place as the central character.

APPLIQUÉS FOR SUNDirected by MELISSA MATOS
and EMMANUEL MAURIÈS-RINFRET

This 16 mm short film is an ode to the Montréal summer and its essence of joie de vivre. Inspired by Montréal architecture and its public art, Melissa and Emmanuel commemorate these timeless places by reinterpreting them. The ordinary becomes extraordinary and quite simply cool.

Melissa Matos : Website / Vimeo

Emmanuel Mauriès-Rinfret : Website / Vimeo

INSPIRED BY

It's always so cool to shoot in the #Underground!

A photo posted by Maxime Sauriol (@xim_sauriol) on

In the form of a diptych in movement that resonates with the #MTLmoments from xim_sauriol, different portraits are the epitome of a summer day. Minimalist shots that are fresh and surrealist guide us one after one through stylised scenes featuring a group of young Montréalers.

APPLIQUÉS FOR SUN
Directed by MELISSA MATOS and EMMANUEL MAURIÈS-RINFRET

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This 16 mm short film is an ode to the Montréal summer and its essence of joie de vivre. Inspired by Montréal architecture and its public art, Melissa and Emmanuel commemorate these timeless places by reinterpreting them. The ordinary becomes extraordinary and quite simply cool.

Vimeo : vimeo.com/melissamatos and vimeo.com/emmanuelmr

Inspired by

It's always so cool to shoot in the #Underground!

A photo posted by Maxime Sauriol (@xim_sauriol) on

In the form of a diptych in movement that resonates with the #MTLmoments from xim_sauriol, different portraits are the epitome of a summer day. Minimalist shots that are fresh and surrealist guide us one after one through stylised scenes featuring a group of young Montréalers.