A MétroArts event in partnership with the STM FANTASIA brings the world of animation to the métro!
Montréal, July 13, 2012 – In celebration of the Fantasia International Film Festival, film enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate this Saturday in an image-by-image animation workshop, which will be held in the passageway of Berri-UQAM métro station. This activity is part of the MétroArts program staged in Société de transport de Montréal (STM) installations to transform these festive gatherings into original and unique cultural events. In addition to Fantasia’s entertaining and original program featuring some one hundred full-length feature films, an invitation in cooperation with the STM is also extended to all movie buffs to give free reign to their imagination and discover amusing animation techniques. Érik Goulet, President of the Montréal Stop Motion Festival and Fantasia Festival collaborator, will present a stop motion animation workshop. After a brief introduction, participants can try their hand at bringing certain objects to life and making their film debut in animation! On July 14, near the security office, in Berri-UQAM métro station, two consecutive workshop sessions will be offered to festivalgoers, the first from 2 to 3 p.m. and the second, from 3 to 4 p.m. Join us for this 16th edition of the most exciting genre film festival in Canada. For more information about the program, visit: www.fantasiafestival.com The OPUS card expands your imagination Creative cinema buffs can count on the métro to quickly reach their destination at Guy-Concordia métro station at the heart of festival activities. Indeed, upon presentation of their OPUS card, festivalgoers can benefit from a $5 discount on the purchase of a 10-ticket booklet (offer valid only at the festival ticket counter located at 1455 De Maisonneuve West). Thanks to the OPUS card, fans can enjoy two movies for the price of one, from Monday to Friday before 5 p.m., at the Hall Theatre or at J.A. De Sève Hall in Concordia University. Métro customers who wish to attend the Fantasia Festival can also take advantage of the Family Outings program that allows five children under 12 to ride free of charge when accompanied by an adult with a valid transit pass. This program is in effect every day this summer from June 23 to September 3, 2012. Customers seeking information on STM schedules can either dial the AUTOBUS phone line (514 288-62870, access the website at stm.info, the mobile site at m.stm.info, or SMS messaging by dialling 52786 or still use iPhone or Android applications. – 30 –