Australian Showcase (2017)
Our most important program. AIAF Wagga Wagga hosts a collection of the best new Australian animation. This is the first opportunity each year to see a comprehensive collection of new Australian films, many of them introduced by the filmmakers in attendance. A vital and popular program, there aren't many opportunities to see Australian animation on the big screen and each year AIAF probably shows more than any other event in the world. This is an opportunity to see what Australian animators are doing, how they're doing it and how the art form is traveling. After the screening, there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
Oh, hello. You're dead, killed by your own cowardice it seems. Nooooo, I'm pretty sure a tiny ghost murdered me.
|State Of Mind
The pressure to succeed and survive is more than a simple state of mind.
The world can be a crazy, ever-changing swirl - always changing, always moving.
A surprise gift of butterflies brings about a dramatic transformation.
|Awake-Waking Up From The Darkness Of Depression
One young woman's journey through depression and into the brighter lights and better days.
Two crows, one tin of fish and no way to get it open. Time to improvise.
Hyper-tech, hyper-clean, hyper-smooth and yet - there's something missing from this house.
|Bill And Tony-Pizza
It's hard to keep the ship afloat when only one of you is doing all the work.
Black holes are famous for how much they can hold even if they don't look that large from the outside.
|The Rusty Hook
Riley McLaren, Lydia Evans
The key to opening up a rip in the time/space continuum would be worth fighting for.
|The Black Hood Strikes
Essington High School
A classic 'heist-noir' yarn rattled off in a beautifully crafted retro animation style.
A visually stunning, hi-concept Dan Sultan music video combining digital animation and mythical imagery.
She is David Attenborough's biggest fan but everybody has their breaking point.
One soul's loss is another's freedom. And giving always makes the giver richer in the end.
This three-step plan is going to take a much better set-up and some new habits. Even then, nothing;s guaranteed.
|The Cloud Factory
Did you ever wonder where clouds come from and how they're made? One little girl dreams up an answer.
From high above these stark, elegant world escape seems like a remote possibility.
|Of Safe Return
A vivid journey through a stark and electrifying post-surrealist world.
Sun-Min Lee, Richard Chhoa, Victoria Dinh
Living high above the ground amidst the wind and clouds, one little girl's tantrum sparks a risky rescue.
|Flies In May
One bite is all it takes for the complete occupation and take-over of the host.