International Program #2

The International Programs are the backbone of the whole AIAF mission. Your up-to-date snapshot of the world's independent animation scene. The freshest new shorts taken from the 4,000+ that entered (a smashing new 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. Step right up - get 'em while they're hot!
Featured in AIAF2016
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (15+)
A Coat Made Dark A Coat Made Dark
Jack O'Shea
Navigating a twilight world with few clear markers, a man follows the orders of a dog to wear a mysterious coat with impossible pockets.
Country: Ireland
Runtime: 10:20
Year: 2015
By The Name of Boston By The Name of Boston
Grant Kolton
William Boston (who's never been to Boston) lives in the desert caring only for the finer things and his friend Chester the scorpion.
Country: United States
Runtime: 2:22
Year: 2015
Erlking Erlking
Georges Schwizgebel
Nobody does this better than Schwizgebel - his trademark swirling oil-painting style brings a Goethe poem to vibrant life.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 5:28
Year: 2015
Benches No. 0458 Benches No. 0458
Ivan Maximov
Maximov, you crazy seer! The simplest of days in the oddest of worlds populated by the weirdest ark of creatures imaginable.
Country: Russia
Runtime: 6:32
Year: 2015
Me By You Me By You
David Buob
Life's like an animated film, a never-ending chain of changes. But explain how an aura of melancholy can emerge from such a colourful flow.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2015
Don't Lose Your Head Don't Lose Your Head
Karolina Specht
Take some basic shapes, stir in an alluring colour palette, animate with a ton of cheeky imagination.
Country: Poland
Runtime: 4:04
Year: 2015
Mosaic, The Waltz Of Spleen Mosaic, The Waltz Of Spleen
Andrea Guizar
Who knows what's going on in the apartment above you. Who can tell what's happening right next door. That odd noise coming from below?
Country: Poland
Runtime: 4:27
Year: 2015
Ruben Leaves Ruben Leaves
Frederic Siegel
Ruben is just trying to get work but his mind has other ideas, filling his horizon with increasingly weird and wild scenarios.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 4:55
Year: 2015
Brain Lapse Brain Lapse
Jake Fried
Another extraordinary powerhouse image-overload from the guy who does it best.
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:00
Year: 2014
Ah! Sunflower Ah! Sunflower
Chen Winner
In an ordered and starkly compressed world of homogenised labouring, the sweetest rewards are found where the air is freshest.
Country: Israel
Runtime: 4:28
Year: 2014
Way Out Way Out
Yukai Du
The colourful chaotic tsunami of data sweeps the city, flooding every habitable space and washing away the possibly of a wider view.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:59
Year: 2014
Lucy Lucy
Evert de Beijer
An incredibly rare treat! Only de Beijer makes films that look like these and he doesn't make many. A fundamentally unique animator.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 9:30
Year: 2015