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!
|A Coat Made Dark
Navigating a twilight world with few clear markers, a man follows the orders of a dog to wear a mysterious coat with impossible pockets.
|By The Name of Boston
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 StatesRuntime: 2:22
Nobody does this better than Schwizgebel - his trademark swirling oil-painting style brings a Goethe poem to vibrant life.
|Benches No. 0458
Maximov, you crazy seer! The simplest of days in the oddest of worlds populated by the weirdest ark of creatures imaginable.
|Me By You
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.
|Don't Lose Your Head
Take some basic shapes, stir in an alluring colour palette, animate with a ton of cheeky imagination.
|Mosaic, The Waltz Of Spleen
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?
Ruben is just trying to get work but his mind has other ideas, filling his horizon with increasingly weird and wild scenarios.
Another extraordinary powerhouse image-overload from the guy who does it best.
United StatesRuntime: 1:00
In an ordered and starkly compressed world of homogenised labouring, the sweetest rewards are found where the air is freshest.
The colourful chaotic tsunami of data sweeps the city, flooding every habitable space and washing away the possibly of a wider view.
United KingdomRuntime: 2:59
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.