AIAF2008

Full Program

Hosted at Forum 6 Cinemas
Friday, May 16, 2008
- High School / Teen Program

These ain't kids films - it's a collection of the best films taken right out of the main international programs of the festival. This exclusive program has been put together for the benefit of High School students who would otherwise be unable to attend the full festival. Students will get to see a compilation of some of the best animations for just $5. This exclusive program has been put together for the benefit of High School students who would otherwise be unable to attend the full festival. Students will get to see a compilation of some of the best animations for just $5.

Films | General (all ages)
- International Program #1

The backbone of the annual AIAF mission! Almost every one of these films is an Australian premiere. We received more than 2000 entries from every corner of the world and this collection of the best of them is your up to date snapshot of the international animation scene.

Films | Restricted (18+)
- International Puppet Animation Panorama

It takes skill and a very specific 'determination to animate' to even begin making a puppet film. The first signs of a re-emergence of classic style Russian puppet animation, the staging of a wildly successful international puppet animation conference in Estonia and the release of record numbers of wonderful indie puppet films inspired us to focus on this most hands-on of techniques.

Films | Restricted (18+)
Saturday, May 17, 2008
- 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! International Animation Overview

"Animation Now! - An Annual Overview of The International Animation Scene" presented by Malcolm Turner Co-Director Australian International Animation Festival Executive Director Melbourne International Animation Festival Co-Director London International Animation Festival Animation Programmer New Zealand Film Festival Advisor/Jury (CAF) SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 In addition to programming these festivals, Turner visits many of the major festivals around the world, sits on juries, presents at conferences and maintains an extensive international network of contacts in the international creative animation community. All of this gives him a front row seat to current trends, shifting styles and raging debates within the world of indie animation. Turner will present a comprehensive snapshot of the animated year that has lead up to AIAF 08 complete with a screening of unusual films that caught his attention along the way.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Animation 102: The State Of Australian In Australia & Australian Panorama Intro

"The State of Animation in Australia & An Intro to The Australian Panorama" presented by Andrew Hagan & Malcolm Turner (AIAF Co-Directors) with visiting Australian Filmmakers. Animating in Australia is as challenging as any occupation. Australian animators are creating world beating creative films as well as working in ads, music videos, gaming and on-line. AIAF in Wagga Wagga is the first comprehensive collection of Australian animation to screen each year. AIAF's co-directors use the experience of pulling the Australian Panorama together combined with their extensive knowledge of the broader Australian animation creative, commercial and funding scenes to present a "State of the Animated Nation" address, with a special focus on the films selected for screening in AIAF 08. Filmmakers with a film in the festival will be encouraged to participate in the address and there will be screenings of recently made commercial works as well as excerpts from works in progress. We are thrilled to announce John Lewis will be presenting his trilogy of stop-motion short films including The Birdhouse, The Boy Who Wanted to Touch the Moon, and his latest award-winning creation - The Designer.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Australian Panorama

Australian animation turns up in festivals all over the world and is recognised for its diversity and inventiveness. This program showcases that diversity - every technique, genre and style imaginable; classic tales, documentaries, abstract and comedies. It's all here in this collection that will premiere here in Wagga Wagga before heading off for screenings around Australia and the world.

Films | Restricted (18+)
- International Program #2

The backbone of the annual AIAF mission! Almost every one of these films is an Australian premiere. We received more than 2000 entries from every corner of the world and this collection of the best of them is your up to date snapshot of the international animation scene.

Films | Restricted (18+)
- Late Night Bizarre

Crazed, weird, extreme or just impossible to explain plots - a boggling compendium of the wildest animated ideas horse whipped up to warp speed and transponded back from parallel universes.

Films | Restricted (18+)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
- Animation 103: Voice Wrangling

Creator of "Dr Pebbles" (in the Australian Panorama) & currently working on Adam Elliot's feature film, Pierce Davison has been making animation since he was a teenager. His indie films have screened all over the world. Just one striking feature of "Dr Pebbles" is the menagerie of voice talent including such celebrity 'appearances' as Shaun Micallef and John Safran. Wrangling, directing and capturing just the right voices in just the right ways can be a make or break for the final result and Pierce will share his experiences bringing this aspect of directing an animated film together.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Animation 104: D.I.Y. Art + D.I.Y. Funding 2.0

Presented by Stephanie Brotchie & Chris Pahlow of D.I.Y. Art The creators of award winning film "Fraught" and the presenters of the popular "Starting Out" workshop at last year's AIAF return to Wagga Wagga to bring news of their latest exploits, a 'work-in-progress' screening of their current project ("Supermarket Musical Massacre") and to outline the crucial role storyboarding plays in the 'start to finish' process of filmmaking - especially the kind of low budget, hands on filmmaking that D.I.Y. Art are renowned for.

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

The backbone of the annual AIAF mission! Almost every one of these films is an Australian premiere. We received more than 2000 entries from every corner of the world and this collection of the best of them is your up to date snapshot of the international animation scene.

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+)