International Program

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!
Featured in AIAF2020
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Prickly Jam
James Cunningham
An end of days comedy about an ambitiously amorous cricket and a starving hedgehog with a devious plan.

New Zealand
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2019
Rain
Piotr Milczarek
An unusual rain and one anonymous super hero's thankless effort to stem the tide.

Poland
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2019
There Were Four Of Us
Cassie Shao
Four characters trapped in a room try to divine the reason behind a death.

United States
Runtime: 6:44
Year: 2019
Trauma Chameleon
Gina Kamentsky
An escaped laboratory rat navigates through a sea of punctuation.

United States
Runtime: 2:51
Year: 2019
Moth
Allison Schulnik
Inspired by the simple act of a moth hitting the artist's studio window, this work grew into a wander through a range of primal emotions.

United States
Runtime: 3:15
Year: 2019
Holodomor, Cookie
Olena Maksymova
A hungry child sacrifices the only thing she has in the world to save her starving mother.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:44
Year: 2019
Cante
Teresa Baroet
The haunting strains of Cante Alentejano, a traditional choral music, lead a man through a revaluation of his everyday life.

Estonia
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2019
I-I-I
Brandon Blommaert
Blommaert returns with an intensely packed moving graphic montage of fascinating diversity.

Canada
Runtime: 2:25
Year: 2019
Kids
Michael Frei
How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? An intense exploration of group dynamics.

Switzerland
Runtime: 9:00
Year: 2019
Bubbles
Rachel Fitzgerald
What a lie it is to say that love conquers all. I would have danced on fire for you. But...

Ireland
Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2019
Locomotor
Isaku Kaneko
Half man, half steam engine. Full speed ahead, regardless.

Japan
Runtime: 3:06
Year: 2019
Live A Little
Jenny Jokela
A visual poem about struggling to fit in to a patriarchal society's views on how a young woman should behave.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:43
Year: 2019
2.3 x 2.6 x 3.2
Jiaqi Wang
A woman confronts her mortality and wonders why it came to this.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:46
Year: 2019
Violent Equation
Antonis Doussias
Ignorance creates fear and envy brings violence. An astonishing proto-visual tour-de-force into a mad collective imagination.

Greece
Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2019
Under The Canopy
Bastien Dupriez
Birds of paradise, displaying beautiful plumage, sing and dance in the tropical forests.

France
Runtime: 6:39
Year: 2019
Girl In The Hallway
Valerie Barnhart
Why does 'Little Red Riding Hood' give Jamie nightmares? It's been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still.

Canada
Runtime: 10:32
Year: 2018