> International program #1
> International program #2
> International program #3
> International program #4
> International program #5
> International program #6
> International program #7
> International program #8
> Abstract Panorama

> International program #9
> The Digital Panorama

> Australian Panorama
> Aeon Flux Collection
> Frame of Mind - Comic Art
.. Meets Animation

> Rosto AD, special guest presents
.. "Mind My Gap" Trilogy

> Korean Panorama #1
> Korean Panorama #2
> Studio Focus: Nukufilm, Estonia
> Masters of Abstraction
> Frederic Back Retrospective
> Animated Documentaries
> Session for the Deaf
> Late Night Bizarre!
> Freaky Fridays - ACMI's Late
...Night Cult Cinema: Fritz The Cat

> Animation Careers Forum
> Animation 101 - 3 sessions
> The Great Australian
...Animation Project Launch
> Workshop: Stop Motion in
.. the Digital Realm

> Kids' Program #1 - under 18s
> Kids' Program #2 - under 18s
International Student
Animation Program
> Student Program #1
> Student Program #2
> Student Program #3
> Student Program #4
> Student Program #5
.. Presentation: YunTech, Taiwan

Friday 23 June
ACMI Function Space
(Flinders St entrance - bottom of the escalators)

Join us for Friday drinks @ The ACMI Function Space.

We want to create the ultimate historical program of Australian animation and screen it at MIAF next year. And we reckon that a thousand heads are better than one.

Australia is a big land and people have been animating here for a long time. The history runs deep and the stories live in the memories of hundreds of people. Lost classics, forgotten masters, shelved projects, great works that deserve another big screen moment of glory and how many card-carrying members of the earlier Australian animation pioneer generations must there be out there.

And it’s not just the films – what about animated ads, collections of old art work, posters and flyers that have been tucked away in cupboards, articles in scrapbooks or tapes of old TV programs. Or people who did the sound? Or who went out and secured the money? Or who signed off on the funding? For that matter, what about vague memories, iffy rumours or downright tall tales?

Who knows, perhaps there will be enough material emerge to stage an exhibition of artwork and memorbilia. The whole thing could morph into a mini-festival in its own right. After all, there are features out there that deserve a dusting off too.

MIAF seems like a perfect ‘collection point’ to gather all these ideas in one place and then turn them into something we can all experience…. and maybe share with the rest of the country. And the world.

Through the course of the year we hope to build a network capable of receiving all the ideas, leads, thoughts and material that we possibly can. We want to make as many people as possible in as many places as possible aware of the Project. And we want to give the ultimate outcome of all this collective action a home.

But right now, it’s just an idea. And in the great Aussie tradition, we thought we’d buy you a beer and run it by you to see what you think and see if you have any thoughts.

So come down to ACMI for that other great Aussie tradition - Friday afterwork drinks - and join GAAP Ambassador, Adam Elliott, and MIAF Director, Malcolm Turner, to see where we can take this.



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