Australian International Animation Festival 2012 (Wagga Wagga 18-20 May)



The La Trobe Visual Arts Centre is very fortunate to be able to present several highlights from this years Melbourne International Animation Festival.

This will take place over two evenings and one Saturday afternoon.

This program will also feature screenings and live film performance from local film artists including work by Paul Fletcher associated with his exhibition in the Access Gallery(Tyranny of the moment , closeness of distance), along side film work from Kain White, and Jacques Soddell, and possibly a new clip from Grand Perceptor.

Please note all sessions except the Kids Session are for adults and 15+ age audience only.



Thursday 23rd August 7pm – 9pm

> Tyranny of the moment Closeness of Distance – live film version.

> Kain White – new film work.

> Jacques Soddell – Faces 1 video work

> International Abstract Animation – (MIAF12 program: click here to see line-up)
Showcasing the best new abstract animation from all over the world including some pretty wondrous works from Australian filmmakers Benjamin Ducroz (“Strings”) and Paul Fletcher (“Ocean Forest”).

'Ocean', Paul Fletcher



Thursday 6th September 7pm – 9pm

> New Local Film Work

> Grand Perceptor film clip

> New Japanese Animation - Tokyo Universityof the Arts – (MIAF12 program: click here to see line-up)
Tokyo University of the Arts. The arrival of legendary Japanese animator Koji Yamamura (“Mt Head”, “Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor”, “Muybridge’s Strings” to name but a few) dramatically and quickly re-energised the Tokyo University of the Arts animation course into a creative powerhouse of the Japanese animation scene and the world is beginning to sit up and take notice of its graduates. This collection looks at some of their more recent graduate works and shows what a unique torrent of animation has been untapped there.

'Uncapturable Ideas', Masaki Okuda



Saturday 9th September 2pm – 5pm

> Kids Animation – for kids and adults of any age! – (MIAF12 program: click here to see line-up)
Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This program carefully chosen for our littlest and most special audience strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a program of wonderful films full of simple joys.

'Fat', Yohann Auroux Bernard, Sebastien de Oliveira Bispo, Gary Fouchy

> Halas & Batchelor – (MIAF12 program: click here to see line-up)
A showstopper program – and it comes from a town where they still throw burning tar-pots in the river on Guy Fawkes!! Halas & Batchelor was for many years the definitive British auteur animation studio. As well as their animated feature of “Animal Farm”, they created an entire stable of some of the best and most ground-breaking British short animated films. Beautifully drawn, gorgeously and generously coloured, this is but a glimpse of what this studio created in its 40 years of existence.

'Music Man', John Halas

> Australian showcase – (MIAF12 program: click here to see line-up)
A strong year for Australian animation. There is masterful CG, beautifully crafted puppet animation, and skilfully drawn work. All together it’s the most comprehensive look at a year of animatin’ in this wide, brown/green/wet land.

' Gristle', Jamie Clennett



16th August to 9th September

Tyranny of the moment, closeness of distance
Paul Fletcher, Gary Hillier
Access Gallery at La Trobe Visual Arts Centre


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