22 JUNE 2008
BEST OF THE FEST ANNOUNCED
The judges and audience have lodged their votes and the results are
Best Film of MIAF08: Madame Tutli-Putli
(Chris Lavis, Maciel Szczerbowski), Canada
Best Australian Film of MIAF08:The Passenger
Best Student Film of MIAF08: Jungle Jail
(M. Arnoux, H. Cierzniak, B. Nguyen Van Lan, A. Palermo)
ESMA School, France
> for full results click here
17 JUNE 2008
MIAF's opening night 'Sneak Peak Premiere Screening' was a great
success and if the buzz in the cinema (and the bar!) is anything to
go by, this new way of getting the festival open is here to stay. With
a fab selection of films from right across the entire MIAF program,
a chance to meet our special guests, a focus on local animators, a world
premiere and a one-off chance to see the new Disney Goofy short, the
opening night screening had something for everyone. So... we feel open
now! And it's time to get down to the very serious business of watching
as much animation as is physically possible. Enjoy!
12 JUNE 2008
MEDIA WORLD PICTURES - GROUND BREAKING
Media World Pictures’ 26-part children’s animated series
Dogstar is currently screening on the Nine Network (Saturdays, 8.10am).
To find out more about the series or to join the Dogstar Club, go to
Media World Pictures is currently in preproduction on a second 6 x 1
hour miniseries of the ground breaking drama, The Circuit (for SBS).
> check out Dog Star in the Club! Saturday
21 June from 12.30pm.
> visit Media World's profile page
23 MAY 2008
MIAF08 PROGRAM HITS THE STREETS!
It's definitely time to grab your diary
and a highlighter folks... coz the MIAF08 program has been officially
launched. We've got 7 days of jam packed animation to choose from, so
why not purchase a very $ friendly Festival Pass, lock out all other
engagements, and get ready to head on down to ACMI Cinemas in the Australian
Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square for some of the best
animated films to hit Australian screens.
> check out highlights
> buy tickets
5 MARCH 2008
A TRAILER IN THE MAKING
It won't be long now... our stunning
2008 festival trailer is close to completion thanks to the very talented
Shaun Clark who works and resides in the UK. We'll make sure you can
all view it online, and of course there will be the opportunity to enjoy
it on the big screen throughout the festival in June. Here's a few stills
to whet your appetite in the meantime.
23 FEBRUARY 2008
OVER 2,000 ENTRIES & COUNTING!
A big thank you to everyone who took the
time to submit their work for consideration in MIAF08. The deadline
was 17 January 2008, and once again we received an extraordinary number
of entries - over 2,000 to date! Our jury is currently facing the daunting
task of selecting films for competitive programming, including the international
program series, Australian Panorama and the very special screening for
kids. Entrants will be notified by the end of March 2008.