About Us

What is AIAF?

The Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) is a non-profit venture bringing the worlds’ best animation to Australian audiences. Our ethos is to bring incredible, independent, inspiring, experimental, quality animation to as wide an audience as possible by presenting a true snapshot of the international animation scene on the big screen in Wagga Wagga. The mission is not only to bring quality animated films to the masses, but to build upon an untapped network of diverse artists with the potential to drive the future economy of creative industries. Our reward is attracting passionate animation enthusiasts in the undoubtedly one of the most relaxed and informal animation festivals you’ll find anywhere.

Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) Co-Directors are:

Andrew Hagan

Andrew is an academic and practitioner in industry. An international judge, co-director of the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), Visual Effects Producer & Supervisor, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Autodesk Certified Maya Instructor, with relevant degrees in BA (Fine Arts) (Honours) and BA (Television Production), he established Charles Sturt University’s Animation and Visual Effects specialisation.

Malcolm Turner

Malcolm Turner has an international profile as the Director of the Melbourne International Animation Festival (www.miaf.net), Animation Programmer of the New Zealand Film Festival (www.nzff.co.nz), Co-Director of the London International Animation Festival (www.liaf.org.uk), and Animation Programmer for the Sydney Film Festival (www.sff.org.au). He is currently lecturing in animation at Swinburne University.

Hannah Prenzler created this year’s AIAF artwork. Hannah is a regional artist with a global mind, using her creative practice to promote diversity and address topical issues within society. Check out her personal website and Instagram page. Let Hannah know how much her work is appreciated and share these excellent links with your friends.