International Program #1 (2014)

The International Programs are the backbone of the festival line-up. The freshest new shorts taken from the 2,500+ that entered (a 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. Straight from their desk to your eyeballs.

Featured in AIAF2014
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Nadia Micault

An absorbing, beguiling study of the pure beauty of human motion cleverly broken down into its constituent parts.

Runtime: 10:50
Year: 2013
The House
Veronika Zacharova

An amazing compendium of recurring dreams depicted using gold-standard paint-on-glass technique.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:30
Year: 2012
Choir Tour
Edmunds Jansons

A boys choir on tour turns into a visual ballet of graceful ambiguity when they arrive at their hotel.

Runtime: 5:18
Year: 2012
The Day I Killed My Best Friend
Antonio J. Busto Algarin

A non-stop morphatorium of one particular morning in the bathroom.

Runtime: 6:10
Year: 2012
Diana Van Houten, Janis Joy Epping

Triumph and victory come in many forms in the sandpit of life and disputed spoils can provoke uncertain beasts into action.

Runtime: 3:52
Year: 2013
To This Day
Shane Koyczan

Life can be a battleground for kids caught in the wrong side of the beauty divide. And the scars run a lot deeper than sticks and stones.

Runtime: 7:36
Year: 2013
In The Air Is Christopher Gray
Felix Massie

The lazy daze of summer! Jumping the snake lengthways is probably the only direct route to the heart of the lemonade girl.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 9:45
Year: 2012
Plug And Play
Michael Frei

Escher meets Dali at John Cleese's place to figure out a way to revisualise the art of head-butting.

Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2012
Along The Way
Georges Schwizgebel

Am immersion in the velvet moments of autumn as only Schwizgebel can render them.

Runtime: 3:41
Year: 2013
Musical Chairs
Yukai Du

A fascinating herd of totem animals circle the remaining chairs. But what is the last chair worth and what will it ultimately cost.

Runtime: 3:47
Year: 2012
Lars Damoiseaux, Frederik Palmers

There's a hundred different ways to get screwed in the this life and what goes round comes around.

Runtime: 2:10
Year: 2012
Barend Weyens, Leen Derveaux

Norman seems normal enough. But he's not. Regardless of the cost, Norman has a quiet compulsion to touch the things that catch his eye.

Runtime: 10:14
Year: 2012