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Wednesday 21 October
Festival Launch
@ The View Factory

Thursday 22 October
Digital Panorama
International Program #3
Australian Panorama
International Program #1
Friday 23 October

Australian Panorama *
International Program #1 *
2008 Highlights

International Program #2
Saturday 24 October

Kids Program
International Program #1 *
Australian Panorama *
Kids Program *
2008 Highlights *

International Program #2 *
Digital Panorama *
International Program #1 *
Late Night Bizarre

Admission is restricted to 18+

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.

This is as kooky as it gets!.. just one hyper bizarre moment after another! Crazed, weird, extreme or just impossible to explain plots – a boggling compendium of the wildest animated ideas horse whipped up to warp speed and transponded back from parallel universes.


I Live In The Woods
Max Winston
USA, 2007, 3'45
It has to be every crazed hillbilly’s dream to kill all the cuddly animals with his bare hands. But what about God? Is nothing sacred? If you like your Gods intact and all powerful, this is probably not the film for you.

Cuddle Sticks
Mike Geiger
Canada, 2008, 2'30
Crossing a line that even Kricfalusi might have drawn. A demented look at the origins of kiddie ice treats.

Peter Parlegreco
USA, 2008, 8'15
A stranger arrives in a surreal world where nothing is as it seems. Not even close.

Antonio Amaral
France, 2008, 8'00
Surrealism meets up with Crumb for a coffee and takes a long walk through Crazytowne.
Morph Mush Mash
Alex Cormack
USA, 2007, 2'30
A crazed, wonderful head-warping extravaganza.
Yolyanko William
Cuba, 2008, 1'00
A text book example of how to eat yourself set to the music of Aphrodite’s Child.
Fantasie In Bubblewrap
Arthur Metcalf
USA, 2007, 3'45
Even bubblewrap has feelings. Lots of feelings. Especially when you start popping them one at a time. They begin to wonder out loud which bubble will be next.
Morris And The Other
Edwin Rostron
UK, 2008, 4'00
A most peculiar collection of arms, legs, heads, kites, tanks, trucks and trolleys.
Steve Stark
USA, 2008, 3'15
What do you get when you stuff a chicken into a duck into a turkey? “Three birds, One Hell Of A Detective”, that’s what.
Clean The Restroom
Hung-Hsin Shih
Taiwan, 2008, 2'15
It’s not a career that suits everyone, but a little rhythm makes cleaning restrooms a lot more fun than it could be.
Happy Birthday To Me
Hui-Shan Lee
Taiwan, 2008, 4'15
A heart-felt birthday greeting from the furthest reaches of a wonderous psychedelic soul.
Naoki Yamaji
Japan, 2007, 4'30
OK – where to begin! A chronicle showcasing the explosively painful mishaps of a slightly mutated variant of the male of the species who has problems keeping his tenderest appendage under cover.
Another Way To Fly
Eva Andujar
Spain, 2008, 5'00
After a midnight insect attack, a man goes through a brain-rattling, full technicolour transformation.

Aaron Augenblick
USA, 2007, 12'00
Welcome to Superjail, an ultra-violent prison complex run by a mad Willy Wonka-esque warden channelling some kind of warped combo of Fred Astaire on speed and a wild-eyed Year 4 school teacher.

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