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.
Featured in AIAF2008
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
Procrastination
Johnny Kelly
An over caffeinated avalanche of imagery dedicated to chronic non-starters of the world.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:45
Year: 2007
The Old, Old, Very Old Man
Elizabeth Hobbs
What doesn't kill you can only make you stronger - except for whatever kills you. An old reveals the secret to living a long life just before he dies.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2007
Time Is Running Out
Marc Reisbig
An intriguing continuous pan across a strangely active sepia-hued panorama
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:45
Year: 2007
Running In Darkness
Alan Jennings
A short, simple documentary telling the stories of people watching their ageing relatives succumb to slow onset of memory loss and dementia.
Country: United States
Runtime: 2:15
Year: 2006
Bolides
Francois-Xavier Bologna, Theophile Bondoux, Lyonel Charmette, Vincent Le Ster
The years best entry in the "two angry old men in a vicious wheelchair chase" category.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:30
Year: 2007
Life Is Sweet
Ray Lu
Beautifully drawn. A stream of excuses for bad behaviour and poorly thought out plans.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:45
Year: 2007
Heather
Edward Suckling
A bold black and white film taking us to the very brink of sanity as we follow Heather through a tortured rationale only she could concoct
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:15
Year: 2007
For Annie
Amy Collen, Andy Collen
Beautifully drawn and animated with a subtle understated style, "For Annie" takes us on the gentlest of rides through the velvet madness of a classic Edgar Allan Poe tale.
Country: United States
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2006
In A Pig's Eye
John Paul Molloy
Hell hath no fury like a butcher spurned. A crime of passion dripping in excess
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:15
Year: 2007
The Shoes
Wenchunng Lu
Sure... having the ultimate shoes would be pretty cool but you can run the race without them.
Country: United States
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2006
The Blue Shoe
Magnus Fredriksson
The story of Stig the budding nature poet, the Blueberry King and a girl who throws a mean blue shoe.
Country: Sweden
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2007
By A Badgered Tie
Kateijn Smissaert, Minske Van Wijk
A beautifully painted dance of nature.
Country: Belgium
Runtime: 2:00
Year: 2007
The Tourists
Malcolm Sutherland
They're everywhere! All shapes and sizes,
Country: Canada
Runtime: 2:45
Year: 2006
Blossom In Blue
Anne-Claire Vives, Julie Lenoble, Guillaume Arrighi
Gershiwn's classic 'Rhapsody In Blue' is but the tarting point for this intensely detailed magnificently imagined barroom pastiche.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2007
Tar Boy
James Lee
A heartily told tale drawn straight the dark innards of the earth and brought to livid life - probably not the most soothing bedtime story for a small boy.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 6:15
Year: 2007
Killing The Fittest
Santosh Kale
It might be time to give cockroaches some respect - they might wind up outliving us. A super stylish look at the multi talented roach army that will inherit the earth.
Country: India
Runtime: 3:30
Year: 2007
Hezurbeltzak, A Common Grave
Izibene Onederra
Try to imagine the result if Ralph Steadman went beastially surreal and decided to drag a certain famous mouse into this gnarlled cauldron of visuality? That would be a start.....
Country: Spain
Runtime: 4:30
Year: 2007