International Program #1

The International Programs are the backbone of the festival line-up. The freshest new shorts taken from the 2,500+ that entered (a record, folks!!). There's every style, every technique, every genre. Drawn from a global call for entries, they are a set of headlights illuminating the current state of the international indie and auteur animation scene worldwide. Straight from their desk to your eyeballs.
Featured in AIAF2014
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (15+)
Sonata Sonata
Nadia Micault
An absorbing, beguiling study of the pure beauty of human motion cleverly broken down into its constituent parts.
Country: France
Runtime: 10:50
Year: 2013
The House The House
Veronika Zacharova
An amazing compendium of recurring dreams depicted using gold-standard paint-on-glass technique.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:30
Year: 2012
Choir Tour Choir Tour
Edmunds Jansons
A boys choir on tour turns into a visual ballet of graceful ambiguity when they arrive at their hotel.
Country: Latvia
Runtime: 5:18
Year: 2012
The Day I Killed My Best Friend The Day I Killed My Best Friend
Antonio J. Busto Algarin
A non-stop morphatorium of one particular morning in the bathroom.
Country: Spain
Runtime: 6:10
Year: 2012
Spellbreaker Spellbreaker
Diana Van Houten, Janis Joy Epping
Triumph and victory come in many forms in the sandpit of life and disputed spoils can provoke uncertain beasts into action.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 3:52
Year: 2013
To This Day To This Day
Shane Koyczan
Life can be a battleground for kids caught in the wrong side of the beauty divide. And the scars run a lot deeper than sticks and stones.
Country: Canada
Runtime: 7:36
Year: 2013
In The Air Is Christopher Gray In The Air Is Christopher Gray
Felix Massie
The lazy daze of summer! Jumping the snake lengthways is probably the only direct route to the heart of the lemonade girl.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 9:45
Year: 2012
Plug And Play Plug And Play
Michael Frei
Escher meets Dali at John Cleese's place to figure out a way to revisualise the art of head-butting.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2012
Along The Way Along The Way
Rodrigo Blaas
Am immersion in the velvet moments of autumn as only Schwizgebel can render them.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 3:41
Year: 2013
Musical Chairs Musical Chairs
Yukai Du
A fascinating herd of totem animals circle the remaining chairs. But what is the last chair worth and what will it ultimately cost.
Country: China
Runtime: 3:47
Year: 2012
Chopper Chopper
Lars Damoiseaux, Frederik Palmers
There's a hundred different ways to get screwed in the this life and what goes round comes around.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 2:10
Year: 2012
Norman Norman
Barend Weyens, Leen Derveaux
Norman seems normal enough. But he's not. Regardless of the cost, Norman has a quiet compulsion to touch the things that catch his eye.
Country: Belgium
Runtime: 10:14
Year: 2012