|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.
- Homage To Franz Kafka
Germany, 2007, 4'00
An absorbing, meticulously detailed deconstruction of the great
man. Perfectly paced with whiffs of the surreal, unanswerable
||Sleep Or Not To Sleep
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.
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
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.
M. Buchalski, J.M. Drechsler,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.