Australian Student Showcase (2022)
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.
Abigail Yan Min Yeo
Confronting the onset of disconnect in our society, 'Self Proclaimed' questions the reality of mental turmoil seen in our peers.
|Baby On Board
Despite his inelegance, a panicked husband pulls out all the stops to get his wife to the hospital before she gives birth.
A kind young girl has her confidence snatched by bullies. But what happens when she is unable to grow back the confidence she lost?
Elena, a female fashion creator, has reached a personal plateau. Under enormous pressure from the world around her, she tries to hide in a world of surreal illusion.
Jacob Sadler, Emily Hestelow, William Savage
Backfire is an action-adventure short film about perceived expectations within family relationships.
Two Auslan-speaking clowns, Buttons and Cornflake, are on the run. They attempt to hide out in the desert motel for the night.
|The Fisherman's Ghost
A fisherman isolated in the middle of the ocean is drawn to the waters beneath him and forced to confront the horrors that lie beneath.
When faced with assault from another crewmember, Micha jumps ship to escape and finds an unlikely ally in a group of sirens.
A simple man stuck on a desert island finds something in common with an unlikely friend.
|Down The Rabbit Hole
The feeling of losing one's self and having to dig so far down to find yourself again - it's like you're in a different world.
|Off the Rails
Isabelle Coury, Bel Holborow
Off the Rails
|An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It
A young telemarketer uncovers the flaws in his stop-motion universe with the help of a mysterious talking ostrich.