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 AIAF2020
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Boom Boom
Scott Franceschini
Classic, old-school cartoony styling and the Boom-Boom vibe of an old-time Speak Easy.

Australia
Runtime: 3:39
Year: 2019
Begin Again
Glynn Urquhart
Plagued by questions around his own existence, a man is born anew.

Australia
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2020
In My Own Skin
Huni Bolliger, Johanna Bell
Aboriginal woman Elliana Lawford's moving tale about shedding her cultural shame.

Australia
Runtime: 4:42
Year: 2019
An Etude
Sal Cooper
An Etude is an hallucinatory hand drawn animation that explores the interior emotional states that precede a dissociative crisis.

Australia
Runtime: 2:44
Year: 2018
Pythagorean Theory
Phil Henderson
Who needs triangles? Apparently, the hippopotamus is the correct semi-aquatic mammal to ask. Pythagoras? Never heard of her.

Australia
Runtime: 3:25
Year: 2019
One Night Only
Matt Bissett-Johnson
The Amazing Pigly puts on the show of a lifetime. No refunds.

Australia
Runtime: 1:42
Year: 2018
IUVO
Daryl Munton
Living in a wasteland of discarded junk, way below the beautiful floating city, a young junk yard dweller chases after her only valuable possession.

Australia
Runtime: 3:08
Year: 2019
The Aevum Circle
Andrew C Formosa
In this fantastical world of sword and sorcery, of machine and magic a centuries-long peace has held between the great cities of Vysidia and Eth Duur.

Australia
Runtime: 6:40
Year: 2020
The Wanderer
Savva Tsekmes
Based on the giant-impact hypothesis, "The Wanderer" is an ode to the moon as our Earth's oldest companion.

Australia
Runtime: 2:27
Year: 2020
Bright Lights - The Perils Of The Pokies
Charby Ibrahim, Helen Gaynor
A 25 year addiction to poker machine gambling has cost 'Sharon' almost everything...and very nearly her life in this short, fully animated documentary, voiced by Claudia Karvan.

Australia
Runtime: 13:33
Year: 2019
Dear Richo
Bryce Pemberton
Some unfinished business in the bush leads a bonehead to make a choice to escape his own fate.

Australia
Runtime: 4:18
Year: 2018
Under The Flight Path
Hans Bildstein
A hyper-animated attempt to capture the devastating effects of rampant cowboy capitalism.

Australia
Runtime: 6:56
Year: 2019