Wagga Wagga is proud to present the 20th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival! The festival showcases an eclectic mix of films and will give audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the international creative animation scene. The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation, and the premiere screening of this highly acclaimed collection is happening right here in Wagga Wagga.
What is AIAF?
The Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) is a non-profit venture bringing the worlds’ best animation to Australian audiences. Our ethos is to bring incredible, independent, inspiring, experimental, quality animation to as broad an audience as possible by presenting a real snapshot of the international animation scene on the big screen in Wagga Wagga. The mission is not only to bring quality animated films to the masses but to build upon an untapped network of diverse artists with the potential to drive the future economy of creative industries. Our reward is attracting passionate animation enthusiasts in the undoubtedly one of the most relaxed and informal animation festivals you’ll find anywhere.
We know that 2021 has been another arduous year and we are thinking of you. True to AIAF’s ethos, we are going to respect our loyal patrons and hopefully strike the right balance between celebrating the outstanding work of animators all around the globe and putting public health first. Like all sensible festivals, we are being extra cautious and follow the science on when we can safely stage our event. After careful consideration and taking expert advice, we can announce that AIAF will return for an exclusive one-night screening on Sunday 12 December 2021. Tickets will be strictly limited, and COVID-Safe procedures will be in place. Audiences will be seated with a socially-distanced ‘bubble’ between you (as an individual or group) and other guests. Please contact the Forum 6 Cinemas or NSW Government website if you would like more details about how we enact a COVID-19 Safety Plan.
AIAF has established an unbelievable network of incredible people over 18-years and is currently looking into the best long-term solutions to support everyone in the real-world and online. We also have a Facebook page if you like social media and sharing the festival with like-minded people. Whatever you choose, we thank you for all of the fantastic ongoing support, and we will continue making for a better society with art in our heart.