International Program #3

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 (M)
Phantom City
Patrick Jenkins
A hand-painted opus laced with noir. A woman with a mysterious suitcase and a man in pursuit - just one of the tales in the Phantom City.

Canada
Runtime: 6:28
Year: 2015
Transparency
Daniel Suljic
What value does privacy have when it is happily gifted to the ether for often little more than a handful of digital magic beans.

Croatia
Runtime: 6:15
Year: 2015
Face Myself
Yuki Koyama
The world can be unkind but there are escape hatches everywhere that lead to peace and beauty.

Japan
Runtime: 2:55
Year: 2015
Cowboyland
David Stumpf
A drunk sheriff isn't much use in this lawless town - and neither is his wooden horse. Lucky the chicken is keeping an eye on things.

Slovakia
Runtime: 4:45
Year: 2015
Black Seed
Francesco Rosso
The safe interior of the home is actually riven with potential breech points. The window, the TV, a squawking raven - even the door.

Estonia
Runtime: 6:40
Year: 2014
Hyena
Einar Baldvin
Clown, clown, gorilla, maniac, zombie duck, ha ha ha, satanic meltdown - repeat!

United States
Runtime: 2:37
Year: 2015
Fish
Lin Zhang
Somewhere on a still ocean the future of the music and the helium to keep the whole edifice afloat find their balance.

China
Runtime: 4:50
Year: 2015
Sillon 672
Bastien Dupriez
A gently relentless visual beat mustering colour and motion to drive the viewer deep into the groove of vinyl.

France
Runtime: 4:24
Year: 2015
The Whale In The Room
Tara Mercedes Wood
Lurking in every imagination, hiding in every meeting place, laying in wait on the perimeter of every thought and conversation is a whale.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 7:27
Year: 2015
Fractured
Jocie Juritz
Life - that master of our every living moment - pulls and tugs at us until our fault lines tear.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:26
Year: 2015
Life With Herman H. Rott
Chintis Lundgren
Take the old Odd Couple idea - steroid it up for fun, throw in a dog with problems and a cat with problems with those problems. Push play.

Estonia
Runtime: 11:07
Year: 2015