Australian Showcase

Our most important program. AIAF Wagga Wagga hosts a collection of the best new Australian animation. This is the first opportunity each year to see a comprehensive collection of new Australian films, many of them introduced by the filmmakers in attendance. A vital and popular program, there aren't many opportunities to see Australian animation on the big screen and each year AIAF probably shows more than any other event in the world. This is an opportunity to see what Australian animators are doing, how they're doing it and how the art form is traveling. After the screening there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
Featured in AIAF2015
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (15+)
The Story Of Percival Pilts The Story Of Percival Pilts
Janette Goodey, John Lewis
One day, atop of two cans, Percival P. Pilts declares he will never again let his feet touch the ground. A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 7:41
Year: 2015
Aqua Profonda Aqua Profonda
Nathan Campbell
After encountering a frog in a swimming pool, a young boy ponders his life spent on both coasts of Australia and his fears of what lies beneath the water's surface.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:35
Year: 2014
Anywhere But Here Anywhere But Here
Aaron Murdoch, Cameron Pappas
Sometimes there is just nowhere to run to no matter how hard you try.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 2:17
Year: 2014
Eye You Eye You
Nick Simpson
A voyeuristic satellite hovers and roams above the mundane inhabitants of a block of flats one day something truly extraordinary happens.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 4:40
Year: 2014
Grace Under Water Grace Under Water
Anthony Lawrence
Sometimes to find the connection you have to dive deep. To dive deep, sometimes you have to climb high. And you seldom get permission for that.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 8:08
Year: 2014
With Good Reason With Good Reason
Bailey Sharp, Colin Ross
A brilliant new music video channelling an utterly iconic Australian illustration style.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 3:37
Year: 2014
Husk Husk
Paul Howell
A beautiful, yet mysterious, tree spirit has her night-time adventure on the streets of Melbourne take a haunting twist after an encounter with some feral fairies.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 3:55
Year: 2014
Spooky Circuits Spooky Circuits
Curtis Bucciol
One man encounters a catalogue of some of computerville's most epic fails in a quest to find his father amongst the circuitry.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:04
Year: 2014
Rotten Rotten
James Neilson
A cautionary tale of what can happen when good fruit goes bad!
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:58
Year: 2014
Paper Cranes Paper Cranes
Raci Wilkinson
In a paper-based world scribbles, crumples and origami are the main things to look out for as you go about your day.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 3:08
Year: 2014
Florescence Florescence
Milo Lu
In a slave factory on an alien planet, a being is inspired to an unpredictable path of action by the freedom of a passing bird.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:14
Year: 2015
WATDAT WATDAT
Victoria Wu
Left alone for a few minutes, the chalk board rapidly roars to life, creating its own scratchy little universe.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:33
Year: 2014
Winter's Light Winter's Light
Cameron Pappas
Come night time, the town becomes the playground of a balletic troupe of light creatures making the most of the dark.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:50
Year: 2014
Alien Abduction Alien Abduction
Alex Jennings, Sean Butler
It doesn't pay to sit alone outside in the dark of night when the alien's arrive. They're looking for easy targets.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2014
Kaledoscopia Kaledoscopia
Emma Hay, Nicholas Bussey
The jungle is alive and bursting with colour, energy and opportunity for those ready to reach for it.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 2:00
Year: 2014
Paracosm Paracosm
Ken Keiso
A surreal short film depicting the decomposition of a torso in a 'paracosm' - a detailed, imaginary world created entirely in the mind of the filmmaker.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 2:12
Year: 2014
What Makes You (W)hole What Makes You (W)hole
Rachel Toh
In a world full of holes, Burnt Orange is one of the few who has trouble filling his own.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 2:10
Year: 2014
War Child War Child
Abdullah Kokce
An extraordinary look at the way war is reported and the way those images manipulate our sense of a world most of us see only on our screens.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:32
Year: 2014
Nightlife Nightlife
Robert Stephenson
When you can't sleep, the overactive mind intersects with amplified elements of the night. The next day, wakefulness is reached by diverting from routine.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 3:49
Year: 2014
The Meek The Meek
Joe Brumm
When a huge comet and a smouldering stranger crash into her tiny world, our heroine discovers the difference between knowing what's good for you and doing what's good for you.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 7:21
Year: 2015
Phantom Limb Phantom Limb
Alex Grigg
The consequences that flow like emotional treacle in the aftermath of an avoidable accident offer a life of real and imagined pain.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 4:14
Year: 2014