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.

Johnny Kelly
UK, 2007, 4'15
An over caffeinated avalanche of imagery dedicated to chronic non-starters of the world.

The Old, Old, Very Old Man
Elizabeth Hobbs
UK, 2007, 5'00
What doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger – except for whatever kills you. An old reveals the secret to living a long life just before he dies.

Time Is Running OuT
Marc Reisbig
UK, 2007, 5'45
An intriguing continuous pan across a strangely active sepia-hued panorama.

Running In Darknes
Alan Jennings
USA, 2006, 2'15
A short, simple documentary telling the stories of people watching their ageing relatives succumb to slow onset of memory loss and dementia.
F-X Bologna, T. Bondoux, L. Charmette, V. Le Ster
France, 2007, 5'30
The years best entry in the “two angry old men in a vicious wheelchair chase” category.
Life Is Sweet
Ray Lu
Australia, 2007, 1'45
Beautifully drawn. A stream of excuses for bad behaviour and poorly thought out plans.
Edward Suckling
UK, 2007, 5'15
A bold black and white film taking us to the very brink of sanity as we follow Heather through a tortured rationale only she could concoct.
For Annie
Amy Collen, Andy Collen
USA, 2006, 6'00
Beautifully drawn and animated with a subtle understated style, “For Annie” takes us on the gentlest of rides through the velvet madness of a classic Edgar Allan Poe tale.
In A Pig's Eye
John Paul Molloy
Australia, 2007, 5'15
Hell hath no fury like a butcher spurned. A crime of passion dripping in excess.
The Shoes
Wenchung Lu
USA, 2006, 3'00
Having the ultimate shoes would be great – but you don’t need them to win the race.
Finalist 33rd Annual Student Academy Awards
The Blue Shoe
Magnus Frederiksson
Sweden, 2007, 5'00
The story of Stig the budding nature poet, the Blueberry King and a girl who throws a mean blue shoe.
By A Badgered Tie
Kateijn Smissaert, Minske Van Wijk
Belgium, 2007, 2'00
A beautifully painted dance of nature.
The Tourists
Malcolm Sutherland
Canada, 2006, 2'45
They’re everywhere! All shapes and sizes,
Blossom In Blue
A.C. Vives, G. Arrighi, J. Lenoble
France, 2007, 5'00
Gershiwn’s classic ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ is but the tarting point for this intensely detailed magnificently imagined barroom pastiche.
Tar Boy
James Lee

Australia, 2007, 6'15
A heartily told tale drawn straight the dark innards of the earth and brought to livid life – probably not the most soothing bedtime story for a small boy.
Killing The Fittest
Santosh Kale
India, 2007, 3'30
It might be time to give cockroaches some respect – they might wind up outliving us. A super stylish look at the multi talented roach army that will inherit the earth.
Hezurbeltzak, A Common Grave
Izibene Onederra
Spain, 2007, 4'30
Try to imagine the result if Ralph Steadman went beastially surreal and decided to drag a certain famous mouse into this gnarlled cauldron of visuality? That would be a start…..
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