AIAF2007

Full Program

Hosted at Forum 6 Cinemas
Friday, May 18, 2007
- High School / Teen Program

The High School screening is a selection of films drawn from the main International Programs to ensure our under 18 audience have a chance to enjoy some of the festival's highlights. AIAF is very excited to be presenting this program for the first time.

Films | General (all ages)
- Australian Panorama

A 'snap shot' of the contemporary animation scene in Australia. Each year, the Australian International Animation Festival gathers a collection of recently released films by established Australian animators and mixes them with films by promising newcomers to give audiences a feel for what is happening and what the future of the artform might hold.

Films | Restricted (18+)
- International Program #1

Your big picture view of the international animation scene through an eclectic collection of recently released short animated works.

Films | Restricted (18+)
Saturday, May 19, 2007
- Kids Program

Specifically programmed towards 4-10-year old's whilst still entertaining more mature patrons, this screening gives children the world's best animation for a just $5! Pricing includes adults.

Films | General (all ages)
- Animation 101: Animation Now! A Breakdown of the Current State of the International Animation Scene

Damian Candusso is a Sound Designer and Associate Lecturer in Animation and Visual Effects at Charles Sturt University. He is a MPSE member and has more than 15 years' experience in Film, Television, Animation and Games. His latest film Happy Feet, recently won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 79th Academy Awards. Damian will give a breakdown on the creation of the sounds for Happy Feet, how it all came together, and how many hours went into this animation epic. Damian will also discuss the flexibility and disadvantages of working with sound in animation.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Animation 102: Audio In Animation

Damian Candusso is a Sound Designer and Associate Lecturer in Animation and Visual Effects at Charles Sturt University. He is a MPSE member and has more than 15 years' experience in Film, Television, Animation and Games. His latest film Happy Feet, recently won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 79th Academy Awards. Damian will give a breakdown on the creation of the sounds for Happy Feet, how it all came together, and how many hours went into this animation epic. Damian will also discuss the flexibility and disadvantages of working with sound in animation.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Animation 103: Advertising In Animation

Andrew Hagan is the Course Co-ordinator of Animation and Visual Effects at Charles Sturt University and has over 15 years' experience in 3D, animation, multimedia and other exciting ways to crash computers. Andrew will demonstrate how advertisers and audiences alike expect more animation than just crawling text and pixie dust trails and can now enjoy high-end production values that were once the exclusive domain of major studios. The session will visually demonstrate the artistic / technical processes that go into creating 3D animation by examining Andrew's latest work and offer insights into the dramas, goofs and lessons learnt in independent production. See the dramatic transformations that occur when a simple pitch is taken into the digital realm and discover how racing cars and swarms of flies become a reality. Essential advice for animators and clients alike, the talk will also reveal tricks, tips, future trends, and how to spot a dodgy animation. You can also take home a free cheat sheet to get you started.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- International Program #2

Your big picture view of the international animation scene through an eclectic collection of recently released short animated works.

Films | Restricted (18+)
- SIGGRAPH 06 Highlights

SIGGRAPH saw the wave of CG coming long before most of us saw the ripple. Running for 30 years, SIGGRAPH has grown to become the enormous event that it is today. It brings together just about every thread of the CG animation world and weaves it into an event that - literally - takes an entire giant conference centre to contain it. Along with the hordes of trade displays, the myriad of personal and company showreels on offer, the mountains of new software to trial and the forest of latest hardware gadgets, SIGGRAPH also presents one of the most concise and comprehensive screenings of CG animation. For a CG animator, this is one of the most prestigious events in which to get their work screened. AIAF proudly presents a showreel featuring a collection of the Best of SIGGRAPH 06. This collection features short films, hi concept animated TV ads, showreel highlights and stunning pieces of digital video art.

Films | Restricted (18+)
Sunday, May 20, 2007
- Animation 104: DIY - Starting Out

Chris Pahlow and Steph Brotchie are members of 'D.I.Y. ART' who demonstrate the self-taught, self-driven process by which they have developed their skills and films within limited means.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- International Program #3

Your big picture view of the international animation scene through an eclectic collection of recently released short animated works.

Films | Restricted (18+)
- Digital Panorama

This program brings together the best recently released films that lean heavily on a digital aesthetic for their inspiration and impact. These films can be fully narrative, abstract or drawn from the culture of the gaming community.

Films | Restricted (18+)