International Program #3 (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.

Featured in AIAF2008
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (R 18+)
A Tale About The Animated Image
Joris Clerte

The history of animation condensed in three and a half action packed minutes - with a reminder of how hard it is to animated hair!

Runtime: 3:48
Year: 2006
The Life Size Zoetrope
Mark Simon Hewis

Animation is created one frame at a time, 24 frames for a second. A bold imaginative experiment using real people with giant flipbooks strapped into a giant, revolving zoetrope. An absolutely unique perspective on the art of creating an animated image.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:25
Year: 2007
Leigh Hodgkinson

Bugs don't live long, not long at all. In fact in the time it takes to read this, your average bug will have.....

United Kingdom
Runtime: 1:18
Year: 2006
Wibbel-Ich & Gluck
Janona Arendt

Fine art with a raw edge. A combination of water colour montages, captivating sketches and imagery borrowed from archives of short film and auteur animation.

Runtime: 2:51
Year: 2006
Onion Skin
Paul Jadoul

Layer upon layer, our character gets parred down to his intrinsic essentials.

Runtime: 5:05
Year: 2007
End Of The Street
Andy Martin

A street-level response to the Beaufort Wind Scale in which an unseen visitor whips up all kids of chaos on the inhabitants of an unsuspecting neighbourhood.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:14
Year: 2007
Al Dente
Jean-Francois Barthelemy, Mael Francois, Carlos Felipe, Leon Ortiz

A crazy kitchen, an inspired chef and some pretty happy pasta.

Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2007
Yves d' Incau, Eric Toubal, Thomas Castellani, Clement Renaudin

Ancient Japanese graphics and samurai tattoo design is brought to startling digital life in this sumptuously animated work.

Runtime: 4:51
Year: 2007
The Life
Jin-Ho Ryu

One of the finest examples of the manipulation of light in an animated film that you will ever see. An extended illumination of lives lived amongst the machinery of mankind.

South Korea
Runtime: 6:48
Year: 2007
The Accident
Sarah Nesteruk

Gorgeously drawn in deep blue ink, this films perfectly captures the depth of the main character Paul, a man caught in a life not entirely of his own making.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:05
Year: 2007
Love Triangle
Yasmeen Ismail

Ah, can there be any greater love than samosa love?

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:12
Year: 2007
On Water
Fruzsina Gaal

A deceptively simple film which strips away the visual complications of scenery to more fully capture the clash of cultures that exist between the man woman.

Runtime: 3:47
Year: 2007
Pork Cutlet
Do-Young Kim

Hoh man! The dangers and various burdens of being one of the tastiest kids on the block.

South Korea
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2007
Michael Faust, Ariel Belinco

Although wrapping us in its painterly beauty, Beton brings home of the complex horrors of war and the simple desires for peace in all its forms.

Runtime: 8:17
Year: 2006
Sophie Burie, Romain Berthou, Laurent Covet

A small boy rides a wave of dark blue ink all the way into a strange parallel universe where he gets to pain the wall with a family of box heads.

Runtime: 4:36
Year: 2007
Better To Have Loved
Karen Macey

....than never to have photographed at all. If every picture is worth a thousand words, these walls have a lot to say.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:45
Year: 2007
Black Grapes Of The Chest
Yui Hamagashila

An intensely detailed drawn cascade of fascinating, intertwining elements combine to create of wall of vision that will kickstart the most dormant of imaginations.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 1:38
Year: 2007
Mister Sandman
Quentin Vien, Marion Faugaret, Abdallah Akhdar

Reaching deep into the dreams of the town's children, evil Mister Sandman finally meets his match when he too must close his eyes.

Runtime: 4:48
Year: 2007