International Program #1

The engine room; the whole kit-and-caboodle! Three programs featuring the very best and the very latest short, animated films from all around the world. Every style, every genre, every technique. Your comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene.
Featured in AIAF2010
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
Tad's Nest
Petra Freeman
An ideal Opening Film! A gorgeously crafted paint-on-glass work, which takes us on an intriguing journey to that oddest of all little places where memories are invented.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:48
Year: 2009
A Family Portrait
Joseph Pierce
A picture - so they say - is worth a thousand words. But which thousand words?
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:02
Year: 2009
Make-Down
Christina Heeck, Kerstin Laudascher, Maurice Hubner
One face, many visages. A galloping parade of audacious masks.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 3:38
Year: 2009
Magic Cube And Ping-Pong
Lei Lei
A lost ping-pong ball in the city of Magic Cube turns out to be a curious path to love for the most beautiful Magic Cubian of them all.
Country: China
Runtime: 5:39
Year: 2009
Tom'n'Jerry
Jin Sung Choi
Tom and Jerry get caught up in the pointless insanity of a modern airport.
Country: United States
Runtime: 11:38
Year: 2009
The Bellow's March
Eric Dyer
Shot in glorious Cinetrope! A brilliantly crafted bridge between digital and physical animation processes.
Country: United States
Runtime: 5:28
Year: 2009
Insano Jazz
Helio Coelho
Colourful sound, joyfully noisey colour. The perfect intersection of the world's two finest artforms.
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 4:38
Year: 2009
Anna Blume
Vessela Dantcheva
An absolutely eye-popping animated version of the absurdist poem "An Anna Blume", by Dadaist poet Kurt Schwitters, all done in super-bold, consciousness-expanding black, white and red.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 9:02
Year: 2009
The Man In The Blue Gordini
Jean-Christophe Lie
All a superhero needs is his turf, his mask and some decent wheels. Even pants aren't essential.
Country: France
Runtime: 9:39
Year: 2009
Red-End And The Seemingly Symbiotic Society
Robin Noorda, Bethany de Forest
The sheer scale of this production has to be seen to be believed. A bizarre, marching army of gluttonous insects overrun their environment.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 14:28
Year: 2009
Wings And Oars
Vladimir Leschiov
We loved this film so much, we bought our own copy just to make sure we could show it. A former pilot looks back over his life: the earth, the sky, the women - everything that took place on the journey from an airstrip to an abandoned boathouse.
Country: Latvia
Runtime: 5:37
Year: 2009