International Program #1 (2019)

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+ films competing for your love. 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. Be the first to experience these beautiful films on the big screen!

Featured in AIAF2019
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Animation General
Sawyer Geffert

The patient is in trouble - broken rig, framerate's dropping, we need 50cc of squash and stretch.

United States
Runtime: 1:51
Year: 2018
Love Me, Fear Me
Veronica Solomon, Dascha Dauenhauer

As astonishing punk ballet tour-de-force piece of plasticine animating.

Runtime: 6:06
Year: 2018
Herman Brown Is Feeling Down
Dan Castro

Herman Brown has every reason to be happy. Herman Brown has every reason to be unhappy. How to decide?

United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:05
Year: 2018
Pura Vida
Nata Metlukh

Four flawed friends unleash a torrent of mayhem on a visit to the tropics.

Runtime: 9:34
Year: 2018
A Cup Of Joe
Samantha Williams

It's not a good idea to stand between anybody and their morning coffee, especially this dude.

Runtime: 2:15
Year: 2018
David Midgley

Thomas is trapped inside a fabricated reality he can't be sure is real.

New Zealand
Runtime: 3:46
Year: 2018
Facing It
Sam Gainsborough

Eyes may be the windows to the soul but our faces can give away a lot of hints too.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 7:32
Year: 2017
Tango Of Longing
Marta Szymanska

A subtle moving painting exploring the wordless encyclopaedia of human expression expressed in tango.

Runtime: 5:22
Year: 2018
Cesar Diaz Melendez

Just watching this is quite the experience - making it must have been epic!

Runtime: 8:50
Year: 2019
Kat Morris

Somewhere out in the woods time, space and reality are beginning to bend - and its only breakfast time.

Runtime: 2:56
Year: 2018
Out Of Touch
Arash Akhgari

In the ceaseless search for a way out, how do we know what is worth listening out for?

Runtime: 1:50
Year: 2018
The Juggler
Skirmanta Jakaite

A delicately jagged reminder that each of our own individual little worlds are strung together by an invisible, infinite thread.

Runtime: 11:06
Year: 2018
Last Dance
Zhaoyu Zhou

An extraordinary navigation through the nuance of ancient Chinese dance via the powerful intricacies of ultra-fluid CGI.

United States
Runtime: 2:45
Year: 2017
Per Tutta La Vita
Roberto Catani

Quite simply, one of the most beautifully crafted films we have ever seen. A journey to the origins of memory.

Runtime: 5:20
Year: 2018