International Program #3

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+)
Lebensader
Angela Steffen
A beautifully drawn film with fluid hints of Pacific Northwest Native American visual culture. A little girl finds the whole world inside a leaf.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 5:40
Year: 2009
The Art Of Drowning
Diego Maclean
A deceptively simple dissertation on what awaits us at the end of the line.
Country: Canada
Runtime: 2:07
Year: 2009
Cornelis
Ayaka Nakata
Eyes closed, Cornelis drifts to the centre of his space. A graceful, imaginative dance.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 3:16
Year: 2008
Music!
Geoffroy Moneyron
A stunning digital montage that follows a very special clown in the midst of a hyperactive vacuuming mission.
Country: France
Runtime: 3:44
Year: 2009
Los Estrandados
Derek Evanick
One of the crazier films we got in the mail this year - a strange, hilarious little tale of desert-island dysfunction.
Country: United States
Runtime: 6:58
Year: 2009
Six Steps
Ju-Young Ban
Escaping the periscope spies, one twin girl makes a run for it when water starts coming in through the fireplace.
Country: South Africa
Runtime: 4:56
Year: 2009
The Azure Soul
Julia Gromskaya
If Monet animated, this is what we might have seen. The crossroad of Azure Dreams, the meeting place of a pure soul.
Country: Italy
Runtime: 4:17
Year: 2009
Road Runner
Zachary Wong
With more than an unknowing nod to McLaren, we follow a wild ride down a suburban street.
Country: United States
Runtime: 3:13
Year: 2009
Birds
Filipe Abranches
An air of Hitchcockian evil takes flight from every frame of this sinister misadventure, which follows an old woman obsessed with birds and her son who thinks he can fly (and quite possibly can).
Country: Portugal
Runtime: 6:54
Year: 2009
Yulia
Antoine Arditti
In a flash, Yulia suddenly vanishes from her kitchen only to find herself in the middle of a closed room and on the receiving end of some absurd events.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:52
Year: 2009
Garbage Angels
Pierre M. Trudeau
An enchanting world filled with herds and swarms of creatures created entirely from the detritus of everyday life.
Country: Canada
Runtime: 5:29
Year: 2008
Mixed Bag
Isabelle Favez
A tale of greed, betrayal, cheap suitcases - and more greed and betrayal. A day in the life of a bag of lovely, lovely cash.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 7:08
Year: 2009
The Kinematograph
Tomek Baginski
Francis, a humble clerk and a self-taught inventor had it all, it seemed: a big house in a small town, a lot of free time and a loving wife. But.....
Country: Poland
Runtime: 12:02
Year: 2009