AIAF2018

Full Program

Hosted at Forum 6 Cinemas
Friday, May 18, 2018
- International Program #1

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+ films competing for your love. 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. Be the first to experience these beautiful films on the big screen!

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Full Festival PassSingle Session Pass

Films | Mature (15+)
- Best of International Student Animation

A selection of the best new student animation drawn from almost 100 grad reels from more than 20 countries. These films defy any notion of amateur status and showcase amazing competitive talent that demands attention and makes waves. And you are the jury - your vote determines the winner AND you go in the prize to win a DOUBLE Festival Pass to MIAF 2018.

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Films | Mature (15+)
Saturday, May 19, 2018
- Kids Program

Definitely one of the must-see events of AIAF every year, an incredible program of films specially selected to spark the imaginations of our most special audience. Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This program carefully chosen for our youngest viewers strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a program of wonderful films full of simple joys. Loved by adults as well, this program is truly exceptional.

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Full Festival Pass

Kid's Saturday Pass

Kid's Sunday Pass

Films | General (all ages)
- Animation 101: Malcolm Turner’s Annual Showbag

Every year we cast AIAF Co-Director Malcolm Turner out into international waters to trawl for incredible animations unseen by Australian audiences. Samples from his journey into places like Kosovo, Galacia and a vault of old pre-independence Polish animation are just teasers for his annual report on the eclectic animation ecosystem he hunts in. With a superb track record for spotting films that go on to receive major recognition, you can brag that you saw it at AIAF first.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Animation 102: Secrets of the ‘Lost Property Office’

Daniel Agdag’s 2017 short film, ‘Lost Property Office’ was awarded 2 Dendy’s at the Sydney Film Festival, received a Special Jury Mention at MIFF, won the AACTA Award for best animation, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2018. The stop-motion film was crafted entirely by hand and shot over a 12-month period in his Melbourne studio. Aside from filmmaking Daniel has fine art practice and has exhibited throughout Australia, Hong Kong and New York, with sculptures held in numerous collections. Discover the astonishing creativity behind his award-winning work and meet the incredible artist in person.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- 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+ films competing for your love. 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. Be the first to experience these beautiful films on the big screen!

Tickets are now on sale!

Full Festival PassSingle Session Pass

Films | Mature (15+)
- 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.

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Full Festival PassSingle Session Pass

Films | Mature (15+)
- Late Night Bizarre

Are you ready for the unforgettable thrills of our most daring program? The ultimate experience in pushing the wildest boundaries of contemporary animation returns for our adventurous audience's viewing pleasure. Prepare the Alphabetti-Spaghetti for anyone who told you animation is just cartoons for kids. You know you want it! We know you want it! Here it is!

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Full Festival PassSingle Session Pass

Films | Restricted (18+)
Sunday, May 20, 2018
- Kids Program

Definitely one of the must-see events of AIAF every year, an incredible program of films specially selected to spark the imaginations of our most special audience. Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This program carefully chosen for our youngest viewers strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a program of wonderful films full of simple joys. Loved by adults as well, this program is truly exceptional.

Tickets are now on sale!

Full Festival Pass

Kid's Saturday Pass

Kid's Sunday Pass

Films | General (all ages)
- Animation 103: Fresh Eyes on Estonia

Last November VCA graduate Annie Murray ventured to Tallinn and became a convert to Estonian animation. She toured Nukufilm Studio, interviewed Priit and Olga Parn, hung out with the likes of Chintis Lungren, Priit Tender, Mati Kutt and Rihi Unt. Bonding with the new generation of post-independence Estonian animators, her mission was to curate a program of exemplary new works and now that she has returned with a stash of great films and a bundle of wild stories… it’s time for revelations!

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- Animation 104: Chinese Animation - The New Generation

Animation - like everything else - is powering ahead in modern China. A new generation of Chinese animators, empowered with the latest animating tools and rapidly expanding educational opportunities are carving out a diverse and unique body of work. This presentation will introduce you to some of the rising stars and showcase a collection of outstanding original short films.

Seminar | Mature (15+)
- 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+ films competing for your love. 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. Be the first to experience these beautiful films on the big screen!

Tickets are now on sale!

Full Festival PassSingle Session Pass

Films | Mature (15+)
- SIGGRAPH Showcase

It's time to touch base with that massive global 'hitching post' of the digerati.... SIGGRAPH. For over 40 years, this event has been shining the brightest light down the digital animating path, encouraging devotees of the form to constantly push boundaries and experiment with new tools, toys and ideas.

Tickets are now on sale!

Full Festival PassSingle Session Pass

Films | Mature (15+)