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Loony Tunes Relaunch TONIGHT...
> 25JUNE 2007
MIAF07 Best of Fest announced!
> 18 JUNE 2007
CAE Forum cancelled
> 13 JUNE 2007
FREE FORUm
CAE presents 'Animation Make It Happen: Monday 18 June...
> CONFERENCE
Animated Dialogues Conference
starts Sunday 17 June...
> 1 JUNE 2007
FIRST SATELLITE EVENT:
Mon 4 June, MIAF goes Splodge!

> 28 MAY 2007
General tickets now on sale!...
> 1 May 2007

Early Bird Competition Film Pass
now on sale - only $36.00!...

> 29 April 2007
Programs finalised...
> 13 April 2007
Thankyou for your patience!...



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18 July 2007 - exhibition
incinemotion - Opening 21 July 2pm - 5pm


Incinerator Arts Complex
180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne
ph: 03 8325 1750
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/incinerator

view flyer (pdf 142kb)

A glimpse into the fascinating world of stop-motion animation in an exhibition featuring characters, sets and models by some of Australia's leading artists.

Saturday 21 July
OPENING > 2pm - 5pm

To be opened by Helen Gibbins, Festival Manager, Melbourne International Animation Festival.

SCREENING > 3pm
Join us at 3pm for a special screening of stop motion films by the exhibiting animators: a selection of Nick Hilligoss' most recent work; animated television commercials by Glen Hunwick's Glen Art productions; excerpts from Tony Lawrence's 'Plasmo'.
RSVP by calling 03 8325 1750

Saturday 28 July
WORKSHOP > 2pm - 4pm
Animation Lecturers Robert Stephenson and Paul Fletcher from the VCA's Film and TV school will be holding a workshop on two crucial elements of animation production: storyboarding and sound.
COST $12, BOOKINGS 03 8325 1750
SCREENING > 4.30pm
A second screening session dedicated to showcasing a diverse range of stop motion films by talented local animators.
RSVP by calling 8325 1750

Nick Hilligoss at work

 

27 JUNe 2007 - satellite event
LOony tunes relaunch @ NORTH BIZARRE 8-11pm
FREE entry 222 High Street Northcote
Tel 03 9481 1222

Loony Tunes is your premier night for cult/odd/rare/weird animation with leftfield music selections. Think Jan Svankmajer & Don Hertzfeldt with Negativland & Atom Heart...

http://www.myspace.com/loonytunesmelb
Venue > http://www.horsebazaar.com.au

 

25 JUNe 2007
MIAF07 best of the fest announced!
Yet another extraordinary year of animated gems have screened to enthusiastic Melbourne audiences - our esteemed juries and patrons have cast their votes, and MIAF proudly announces the following results....

GRAND JURY PRIZE for the BEST FILM of the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2007 awarded to:
'My Love' by Alexander Petrov (Russia)

BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM awarded to:
'Fraught' by Stephanie Brotchie, Chris Pahlow and Maia Tarrell
HONORABLE MENTION for Australian Film awarded to:
'The Rabbit', Rosalie Osman

SESSION AWARDS:
Program #1

Jury Vote > 'Dreams & Desires: Family Ties', Joanna Quinn, UK
Audience Vote > Dreams & Desires: Family Ties', Joanna Quinn, UK, AND 'Jeu', Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland
Program #2
Jury & Audience Vote > 'Recto Verso', Gabriel Jacquel, France
Program #3
Jury Vote > Mr Schwartz, Mr Hazen & Mr Horlocker', Steffan Mueller, Germany, AND 'T.O.M.', Dan Gray & Tom brown, UK.
Audience Vote > Mr Schwartz, Mr Hazen & Mr Horlocker', Steffan Mueller, Germany
Program #4
Jury & Audience Vote > 'Puppet', Pat Smith, USA
Program #5
Jury Vote > 'The Tale of How', The Blackheart Gang, South Africa
Audience Vote > 'The Tale of How', The Blackheart Gang, South Africa AND 'The Post It Prison', Ricky Martin, UK
Program #6: Digital Panorama
Jury Vote > 'Doll Face' Andy Huang, USA, AND Honorable mention to '458mn', Jan Bitzer, Germany
Audience Vote > '458mn', Jan Bitzer, Germany
Program #7: Abstract Panorama
Jury Vote > 'Paths of G', Dietmar Offinhuber, Austria
Audience Vote > 'Daydream Mechanics', Jean Detheux, Canada
Program #8: Hand Painted Panorama
Jury & Audience Vote > 'My Love', Alexander Petrov, Russia
Program #9: Long Shorts
Jury Vote > 'Siberian Express', Pekka Korhonen, Finland
Audience Vote > 'El Doctor', Susan Pitt, USA
Late Night Bizarre
Audience Vote > 'The Woodsmen', Bart Batchelor, Chris Nielsen, Canada
Australian Panorama #1
Audience Vote > 'From Gold to Grapes: The Story of Landsborough', Al Macinnes
Australian Panorama #2
Audience Vote > 'The Designer', John Lewis
Kids Program
Audience Vote > 'The Little Short Sighted Snake'

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18 JUNe 2007 > SATELLITE EVENT
CAE presents: Animation: Make It Happen!
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

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13 JUNe 2007 > SATELLITE EVENT
CAE presents: Animation: Make It Happen!
Monday 18 June
6.30pm - 7.45pm
FREE entry


CAE Room: B427
Level 4, 253 Flinders Lane
Bookings > 03 9652 0611


Join us in this special event of Melbourne-based animators in a discussion panel on all things animation. Hear about DIY art production, creating independent and commercial animations and advice on how to make your animation projects happen.
Not to be missed!

Panel:
Mike Cowup: Australian Film Commission
Malcolm Turner: MIAF
Dan Hartney: Animators At Large
Stephanie Brotchie & Chris Pahlow: DIY Art


SATELLITE EVENT

Special guest: Prof. Paul Wells, Director of Animation, School of Art and Design, Loughborough University, UK
2 full days of presentations from the animation academic community at Monash University, Berwick campus, followed by one day devoted to Australian animation at the Victorian College for the Arts, Melbourne...

> for more details click here

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1 JUNE 2007 > FIRST SATELLITE EVENT – Monday 4 June, MIAF goes Splodge!
We've partnered with one of our all-time favourite screen culture events – SPLODGE!. It's a decade-old institution, and if you don't know about it, you should! It gets our highest "10 outta 10" recommendation.



Splodge presents 'ANIMATION MAGIC'
Monday June 4th, 8.00pm sharp
(Get there early to grab a seat!)
Empress Hotel, 714 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy, Melbourne

Screening:
OTTO MESSMER AND FELIX THE CAT (1977)
BEHIND THE SCENES AT WALT DISNEY STUDIOS (1941)
WIZARDS (1977)

For full info, click here

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28 May 2007 > General tickets now on sale!
It's official! Full Passes, Mini Passes, individual session tix, Kids Program tix, Teen Program Tix & Student Program tix are now all on sale from ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) Box Office. Programs will be hitting the streets next week, so in the meantime check out the schedule through the website and work out that very important six day itinerary now before tickets sell out!

for full ticket details click here

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1 May 2007 > EARLY BIRD COMPETITION FILM PASS NOW ON SALE - only $36.00!
Offer ends 6 June 2007.
Regular tickets on sale 28 May 2007.



The Early Bird Competition Film Pass* is the perfect way to get a guaranteed seat at a bargain price to check out six of MIAF's core screenings... the International Programs 1-6.

With 80+ films from 25+ countries in competition, this is your only opportunity to get a definitive big picture view of the very best recently released international and Australian animated shorts. Exciting, intriguing, inspiring, sometimes controversial, and always thoroughly comprehensive, MIAF promises a series of outstanding programs showcasing this awe inspiring artform.

The pass entitles you entry to International Programs 1-6* between Tue 19 June & Sat 23 June 2007. The package also includes the ever popular Digital Panorama*, MIAF’s annual wrap-up of hi-concept, hi-res digital animation from all over the world. These films can be fully narrative, abstract or drawn from the gaming culture and reflect the amazing results creative animators are extracting from the tools of their trade.

So how does this work?
The Early Bird Competition Film Pass* entitles the holder to ONE (1) ticket to each of the following competitive screenings in Cinema 2 - that’ six (6) tickets in total:
International Program #1, Tue 19 June 8.30pm
(valid for repeat screening of Program #1 only, pass holders cannot attend the Opening Night session at 6.30pm)
International Program #2, Thu 21 June 6.30pm
(valid for this session only - pass holders may not attend the repeat screening on Sat 23 June at 1.30pm)
International Program #3, Fri 22 June 6.30pm
(valid for this session only - pass holders may not attend the repeat screening on Sun 24 June at 3.00pm)
International Program #4, Fri 22 June 8.00pm
(valid for this session only - pass holders may not attend the repeat screening on Sun 24 June at 4.45pm)
International Program #5, Sat 23 June 7.30pm
(valid for this session only - pass holders may not attend the repeat screening on Sun 24 June at 6.30pm)
International Program #6: Digital Panorama, presented by Mad Academy, Wed 20 June 7.30pm.
(valid for this session only - pass holders may not attend the repeat screening on Sat 23 June at 7.15pm)

(*conditions apply : The Early Bird Competition Film Pass does not allow the holder to obtain a ticket to any repeat screenings of Programs #2-#6 in Cinema 1. Unused portions of the Early Bird Competition Pass are not refundable (and cannot be exchanged for tickets to other screenings). There are a limited number of Early Bird Competition Film Passes available.)
Sessions times are subject to change.

visit the MIAF07 tickets page for more details
buy tickets from ACMI

see more MIAF07 programs

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29 April 07 > PROGRAMs finalised

Yep... we finally got there! We've locked a number of programs in place and are close to finalising the line-up for the rest of the festival. Check out the final line-ups so far:
> International Program #1
> International Program #2
> International Program #3
> International Program #4
> International Program #5
> International Program #6: Digital Panorama, presented by Mad Academy
> International Program #7: Abstract Panorama
> International Program #8: Hand Painted Panorama
> International Program #9: Long Shorts
> The Australian Panroama #1
> The Australian Panroama #2
> Late Night Bizarre
> Careers in Animation Forum, presented by Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
> High School / Teen Program, presented by Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
> Kids Program

... and of course student highlights from around the world...
International Student Animation Festival
> Student Program #1
> Student Program #2
> Student Program #3
> Student Program #4

We have loads of other things in the pipeline and we’re well and truly on the case now so keep coming back to this website for regular updates as we have ‘em, or join our email list. Long gone are the days when we wait for a printed book to deliver the good news 3 weeks out from a festival. This website will post info and confirmed programming as we pull it together.

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13 April 07 > Thank you for your patience!

We're almost there but MIAF07 is running a little behind schedule with notifying filmmakers and the general public about the festival's final selection. ... if you can just hang out for a couple more weeks we'd really appreciate it!

 

 
   
 

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