A 'snap shot' of the contemporary animation scene in Australia. Each year, the Australian International Animation Festival gathers a collection of recently released films by established Australian animators and mixes them with films by promising newcomers to give audiences a feel for what is happening and what the future of the artform might hold.
Featured in AIAF2007Program Type: Films
The People's Republic of Animation
A delicious, juicy look into humankinds carnivorous ways.
|Cry from the past
A beautiful, evocatively hand crafted film depicting one woman's memories of her relationship with the sea.
As we drain our rivers of water, we have to expect that - one day - the fish will strike back.
Chris Pahlow, Maia Tarrell, Stephanie Brotchie
A series of fraught tales - large, small, embarrassing and occassionally pornagraphic.
In the blue grey midnight shadow of a lonely hilltop castle, a gargoyle begins his patrol.
|The Boy Who Loved the Rain
A film that fully embraces all the wonderous impossibilities of animation.
|Paper City Architects
A visually fascinating, meticulously created film depicting one man's battle with uncaring power.
Animation is HARD!". "Hard". "There's no shortcuts. "Yeah, no shortcuts". Two lecturers work it out over a few beers.
|Songs From The Haven Of Despair
An easy inclusion in the program. A film that draws from a rich gallery of stencil & street art imagery with a great sound track thrown in for good measure.
United StatesRuntime: 6:35
An ethereal piece that reminds us animation is, at heart, all about the illusion of movement.
Even in this day and age, not everyone is comfortable with the notion of flying.
The hilltop highs and the floating black hearted moments of a gloomy valentine.
|Sam and Piccolo
Sam, a man, and Piccolo, a creature, live together in an isolated valley.