International Program #3

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+)
Stoplight Stoplight
Simon Wilches
In this macabre circus/traffic management mash-up, red is the new black and psychedelic clowns call all the shots.
Country: Colombia
Runtime: 3:03
Year: 2012
5 Metres 80 5 Metres 80
Nicolas Deveaux
If you ever wondered what a troupe of high diving gymnast giraffes might look like then this will amaze you.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:40
Year: 2012
Allergy To Originality Allergy To Originality
Drew Christie
Well, throughout the history of art in general aren't all works in large part repetitions of the tradition, appropriation is an artistic device.... wait a minute, THIS from the guy selling the tickets!
Country: United States
Runtime: 4:45
Year: 2013
The Me Bird The Me Bird
A masterpiece of hand-made animation filled to the brim with 3,500-you-won't-belive-your-eyes frames of pure animated magnificence.
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 2:23
Year: 2013
Somewhere Somewhere
Nicolas Renard
If you're stuck in a box you might as well at least be going somewhere interesting - fast!!
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:50
Year: 2013
Winter And Lizard Winter And Lizard
Julia Gromskaya
Returning as an adult, a woman embarks on an imaginary flight through the best memories of a house she knew as a child.
Country: Italy
Runtime: 3:31
Year: 2013
Ascension Ascension
Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione
Life was never meant to be easy and devotion can be a harsh mistress especially when your limbs tend to fall off randomly.
Country: France
Runtime: 7:09
Year: 2013
Batz Batz
Max Maleo, Aurelien Predal
A wild and crazed high speed romp following a couple of bats that sustain the kind of physical damage that only animated characters can limp away from.
Country: France
Runtime: 7:21
Year: 2013
Lost Senses Lost Senses
Marcin Wasilewski
Cloud surfing in from the high heavens, a couple find an unusual sanctuary amidst the every changing landscape of a surreal floating island.
Country: Poland
Runtime: 6:01
Year: 2013
Non Euclidean Geometry Non Euclidean Geometry
Skirma Jakaite, Solveiga Masteikaite
A consistent system of definitions, assumptions, and proofs that describe such objects as points, lines and planes. It is also beautiful to look at.
Country: Lithuania
Runtime: 11:13
Year: 2013
Cobwebs Cobwebs
Wiep Teeuwisse
Visual genius. The simplest of life's transactions depicted with all the subtle complexities of some of nature's most intricate constructions.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 1:47
Year: 2013
Portlandia-Zero Rats Portlandia-Zero Rats
Rob Shaw
Some happy rats celebrate the opening of a no-packaging food store by planning a raid. But planning is not really their forte.
Country: United States
Runtime: 3:03
Year: 2013
Fly Me To The Moon Fly Me To The Moon
Miklos Felvideiki
Lots of people get drunk and wake up some place they cannot recall getting to. But this guy is a LONG way from home.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 5:19
Year: 2013
365 365
The Brothers McLeod
365 one second vignettes, one a day for a year. An epic, quintessentially animated marathon with the variety meter turned up to max.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:56
Year: 2013
Wildebeest Wildebeest
Ant Blades
Wildebeest will never be scholars but surely they are cleverer than this!!
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:00
Year: 2013
Ex Animo Ex Animo
Wojciech Wojtkowski
A drawn animation of staggering imagination and audacious skill. An absolute thrill to watch and a feast for the eyes. The only way to close and animation festival.
Country: Poland
Runtime: 6:52
Year: 2013