|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.
UK, 2007, 4'15
An over caffeinated avalanche of
imagery dedicated to chronic non-starters of the world.
The Old, Old,
Very Old Man
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
UK, 2007, 5'45
An intriguing continuous pan across
a strangely active sepia-hued panorama.
||Running In Darknes
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
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
Australia, 2007, 1'45
Beautifully drawn. A stream of excuses
for bad behaviour and poorly thought out plans.
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
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.
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
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
Belgium, 2007, 2'00
A beautifully painted dance of nature.
Canada, 2006, 2'45
They’re everywhere! All shapes
||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.
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
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
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…..