International Program #2 (2016)

The International Programs are the backbone of the whole AIAF mission. Your up-to-date snapshot of the world's independent animation scene. The freshest new shorts taken from the 4,000+ that entered (a smashing new record folks!!) There's every style, every technique, every genre. Drawn from a global call for entries, they are a set of headlights illuminating the current state of the international indie and auteur animation scene worldwide. Step right up - get 'em while they're hot!

Featured in AIAF2016
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
A Coat Made Dark
Jack O'Shea

Navigating a twilight world with few clear markers, a man follows the orders of a dog to wear a mysterious coat with impossible pockets.

Runtime: 10:20
Year: 2015
By The Name of Boston
Grant Kolton

William Boston (who's never been to Boston) lives in the desert caring only for the finer things and his friend Chester the scorpion.

United States
Runtime: 2:22
Year: 2015
Georges Schwizgebel

Nobody does this better than Schwizgebel - his trademark swirling oil-painting style brings a Goethe poem to vibrant life.

Runtime: 5:28
Year: 2015
Benches No. 0458
Ivan Maximov

Maximov, you crazy seer! The simplest of days in the oddest of worlds populated by the weirdest ark of creatures imaginable.

Runtime: 6:32
Year: 2015
Me By You
David Buob

Life's like an animated film, a never-ending chain of changes. But explain how an aura of melancholy can emerge from such a colourful flow.

Runtime: 5:00
Year: 2015
Don't Lose Your Head
Karolina Specht

Take some basic shapes, stir in an alluring colour palette, animate with a ton of cheeky imagination.

Runtime: 4:04
Year: 2015
Mosaic, The Waltz Of Spleen
Andrea Guizar

Who knows what's going on in the apartment above you. Who can tell what's happening right next door. That odd noise coming from below?

Runtime: 4:27
Year: 2015
Ruben Leaves
Frederic Siegel

Ruben is just trying to get work but his mind has other ideas, filling his horizon with increasingly weird and wild scenarios.

Runtime: 4:55
Year: 2015
Brain Lapse
Jake Fried

Another extraordinary powerhouse image-overload from the guy who does it best.

United States
Runtime: 1:00
Year: 2014
Ah! Sunflower
Chen Winner

In an ordered and starkly compressed world of homogenised labouring, the sweetest rewards are found where the air is freshest.

Runtime: 4:28
Year: 2014
Way Out
Yukai Du

The colourful chaotic tsunami of data sweeps the city, flooding every habitable space and washing away the possibly of a wider view.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:59
Year: 2014
Evert de Beijer

An incredibly rare treat! Only de Beijer makes films that look like these and he doesn't make many. A fundamentally unique animator.

Runtime: 9:30
Year: 2015