Friday 16 May


High School / Teen Program
Open Doors
Official Opening Speech
& Surprise Screening
International Program #1
International Puppet
Animation Panorama

Launch Party
Saturday 17 May


Kids Program
Animation 101 Seminar:
International Animation

Animation 102 Seminar:
The Australian Scene &
Australian Panorama Intro

Australian Panorama
International Program #2
Late Night Bizarre
Sunday 18 May


Animation 103 Seminar:
Voice Wrangling

Animation 104 Seminar:
D.I.Y. Art + D.I.Y. Funding 2.0

International Program #3
Digital Panorama
After Party

Admission is restricted to 18+
(except for Kids & Teen programs)

IMPORTANT: Film classification regulations in Australia require
all films to either be formally classified OR restricted to an audience of 18 years of age and over. Most festivals do not have the resources to do this and it is for this reason alone that we are not able to admit any person under the age of 18 years to the main AIAF screenings.

The backbone of the annual AIAF mission! Almost every one of these films is an Australian premiere. We received more than 2000 entries from every corner of the world and this collection of the best of them is your up to date snapshot of the international animation scene.

Samsa - Homage To Franz Kafka
Rene Lange
Germany, 2007, 4'00
An absorbing, meticulously detailed deconstruction of the great man. Perfectly paced with whiffs of the surreal, unanswerable question.

Sleep Or Not To Sleep
Rait Siska
Switzerland, 2006, 3'15
The human farm stretches before us for as far as the eye can see. A giant room, a hive of activity, a mosh office of the future.
Josie's Lalaland
Yibi Hu
UK, 2007, 3'45
Josie decides that life is for the living, even when there isn’t much life left to be lived.
Derriere La Porte
H. Canac, G. Brinkhuizen
France, 2007, 4'30
A kind of crossroads where gaming style and cool magazine graphic design meld with elements of music video culture and cutting edge digital animating.
Blind Man's Eye
Matthew Talbot-Kelly

Ireland, 2007, 6'00
Behind eyes that cannot look out there exists a mind in which the richest imaginable visuality soars, cascades and dances for its’ master.
Camera Obscura
M. Buchalski, J.M. Drechsler,
T. Onillon
France, 2007, 7'15
If Dali had been given a computer this is what he might have created. Is this the crazed inner visions of a mind exposed or a Clockwork Orange-like attempt to impose a different view on the mind’s eye.

Omid Khoshnazar
Iran, 2007, 9'15
From the maker of ‘Zero Degree’ comes this fascinating extension of the idea. A soldier trapped within borders he cannot readily identify, dangers he can only react to, a reality he cannot control or run from.

Peter Kisantal

Slovakia, 2007, 6'00
Giant ribbon bugs climb out of the gaps and begin a slithering, sliding takeover of the urban environment they have emerged from. A new order is not far away.
Berni's Doll
Yann J
France, 2007 11'15
Berni is a lonely man – a very lonely man! By day he puts tops on cans, by night …. well, let’s just say he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Until he discovers the body doll. Yep, just a body. That starts out being enough but there’s more to life than that.
Elephants Dream
Bassam Kurdali
Holland, 2007, 11'00
Proog and Emo are heading to the safest place in the machine, hidden behind uncanny traps so deadly that nothing can ever reach them.
Jean-Julien Pous, Pierre Prinzbach
France, 2007, 6'00
The shortest distance between two points is always a straight line. Everybody knows that – that’s why everybody is running that same ol’ straight line.
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