International Program #1 (2008)
The backbone of the annual AIAF mission! Almost every one of these films is an Australian premiere. We received more than 2000 entries from every corner of the world and this collection of the best of them is your up to date snapshot of the international animation scene.
An over caffeinated avalanche of imagery dedicated to chronic non-starters of the world.
United KingdomRuntime: 4:45
|The Old, Old, Very Old Man
What doesn't kill you can only make you stronger - except for whatever kills you. An old reveals the secret to living a long life just before he dies.
United KingdomRuntime: 5:00
|Time Is Running Out
An intriguing continuous pan across a strangely active sepia-hued panorama
United KingdomRuntime: 5:45
|Running In Darkness
A short, simple documentary telling the stories of people watching their ageing relatives succumb to slow onset of memory loss and dementia.
United StatesRuntime: 2:15
Francois-Xavier Bologna, Theophile Bondoux, Lyonel Charmette, Vincent Le Ster
The years best entry in the "two angry old men in a vicious wheelchair chase" category.
|Life Is Sweet
Beautifully drawn. A stream of excuses for bad behaviour and poorly thought out plans.
A bold black and white film taking us to the very brink of sanity as we follow Heather through a tortured rationale only she could concoct
United KingdomRuntime: 5:15
Amy Collen, Andy Collen
Beautifully drawn and animated with a subtle understated style, "For Annie" takes us on the gentlest of rides through the velvet madness of a classic Edgar Allan Poe tale.
United StatesRuntime: 6:00
|In A Pig's Eye
John Paul Molloy
Hell hath no fury like a butcher spurned. A crime of passion dripping in excess
Sure... having the ultimate shoes would be pretty cool but you can run the race without them.
United StatesRuntime: 3:00
|The Blue Shoe
The story of Stig the budding nature poet, the Blueberry King and a girl who throws a mean blue shoe.
|By A Badgered Tie
Kateijn Smissaert, Minske Van Wijk
A beautifully painted dance of nature.
They're everywhere! All shapes and sizes,
|Blossom In Blue
Anne-Claire Vives, Julie Lenoble, Guillaume Arrighi
Gershiwn's classic 'Rhapsody In Blue' is but the tarting point for this intensely detailed magnificently imagined barroom pastiche.
A heartily told tale drawn straight the dark innards of the earth and brought to livid life - probably not the most soothing bedtime story for a small boy.
|Killing The Fittest
It might be time to give cockroaches some respect - they might wind up outliving us. A super stylish look at the multi talented roach army that will inherit the earth.
|Hezurbeltzak, A Common Grave
Try to imagine the result if Ralph Steadman went beastially surreal and decided to drag a certain famous mouse into this gnarlled cauldron of visuality? That would be a start.....