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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Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (15+)
Afterwork Afterwork
Luis Uson, Andres Aguilar
In the toon biz you fall further, land harder and bounce back quicker. But you're still stuck in traffic on the way home.
Country: Ecuador
Runtime: 6:11
Year: 2017
Airport Airport
Michaela Muller
The unconsciously graceful, confounding ballet of the modern-day airport experience.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 10:35
Year: 2017
Old Bones Old Bones
Daniel Stankler
The tallest man in the world finds he no longer feels at home in London. Feeling hunted, he yearns for escape.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:30
Year: 2017
Parking Attendant Parking Attendant
Dante Zaballa
A song tribute to street people delivered in a joyous barrage of roughly hewn, colourful imagery.
Country: Argentina
Runtime: 1:48
Year: 2017
Cop Dog Cop Dog
Bill Plympton
The master of mayhem returns with a crazed tour-de-force involving plane wrecks, suspicious powders and one hell of a hound.
Country: United States
Runtime: 5:35
Year: 2017
Cigare Cigare
Tom Tassel
A drop of water meets a drop of oil unleashing the kind of morphing choreography that only animation can bring to life.
Country: Canada
Runtime: 5:40
Year: 2016
Spectacle Of The Real Spectacle Of The Real
Buck Design, Orion Tait, Thomas Schmid, Daniel Oeffinger
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men" - Roald Dahl.
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:48
Year: 2016
Hybrids Hybrids
Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion
As the environment changes, new hybrid creatures mutate along with it in strange and unpredictable ways.
Country: France
Runtime: 6:18
Year: 2017
Silent London Silent London
Ivelina Ivanova
A visual ode to the grabbed, found and overheard sounds of London delivered in an intensely rendered water-coloured canvas.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:45
Year: 2017
Red Garage Red Garage
Max Litvinov
It's safer inside - less crazy too. But when you do have to go out, go in a crowd and go in a rush. It's the only way.
Country: France
Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2017
Strange Case Strange Case
Zbigniew Czapla
A breathtaking, bold and painterly film streaming images, thoughts and memories of random experiences.
Country: Poland
Runtime: 13:29
Year: 2017
Negative Space Negative Space
Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
There is a beautiful and precise artform to packing a suitcase and - as we all know - art transcends science.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:23
Year: 2017
Five Thirty Five Five Thirty Five
Alex Dunford
Quitting time it may be but the commute home tonight has turned the surreal up to 11... or 12!
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:24
Year: 2017