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.
|A Tale About The Animated Image
The history of animation condensed in three and a half action packed minutes - with a reminder of how hard it is to animated hair!
|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 KingdomRuntime: 6:25
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 KingdomRuntime: 1:18
|Wibbel-Ich & Gluck
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.
Layer upon layer, our character gets parred down to his intrinsic essentials.
|End Of The Street
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 KingdomRuntime: 5:14
Jean-Francois Barthelemy, Mael Francois, Carlos Felipe, Leon Ortiz
A crazy kitchen, an inspired chef and some pretty happy pasta.
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.
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 KoreaRuntime: 6:48
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 KingdomRuntime: 3:05
Ah, can there be any greater love than samosa love?
United KingdomRuntime: 3:12
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.
Hoh man! The dangers and various burdens of being one of the tastiest kids on the block.
South KoreaRuntime: 3:00
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.
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.
|Better To Have Loved
....than never to have photographed at all. If every picture is worth a thousand words, these walls have a lot to say.
United KingdomRuntime: 2:45
|Black Grapes Of The Chest
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 KingdomRuntime: 1:38
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.