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Cinema 1
Best of The Next:
International Graduate Festival

3.30pm BOTN 1: RCA 2010 Showcase 15+
4.30pm BOTN 2: International Program 15+
5.30pm BOTN 3: International Program 15+
6.30pm BOTN 4: Australian 15+

Cinema 2
7.00pm MIAF Opening Night Gala Screening 18+

Festival Club: 5.00pm - 10.00pm
6.30pm Installation Collection all ages (FREE)
Cinema 1
5.15pm Animation 101: Pause Fest -
Future Vision
6.30pm Focus On Poland 1 18+
8.15pm New York Who’s Who 18+
Cinema 2
6.15pm International Program 1 18+
8.00pm SIGGRAPH Highlights,
presented by RMIT

Festival Club: 5.00pm - 10.00pm
6.30pm Music Video Program all ages
Studio 1
5.00pm Panorama 1 18+
6.00pm Panorama 2 18+
7.00pm Panorama 3 18+
8.00pm Panorama 4: Australian 18+
Cinema 1
5.15pm Animation 102: Gaming Culture In Animation 18+
6.15pm Focus On Poland 2 18+
8.00pm International Program 6: Abstract 18+

Festival Club: 5.00pm - 10.00pm
Cinema 1
5.15pm Animation 103: Making a Cut-out Film,
My Good Half - a work in progress
6.00pm Supinfocom: Le Lab d’Images Project 18+
7.00pm Careers in Animation Forum,
presented by Holmesglen
(all ages) (FREE)
8.30pm RCA 25th Anniversary Retrospective 18+
Cinema 2
6.15pm International Program 2 18+
8.00pm International Program 7: Long Shorts 18+

Festival Club: 5.00pm - 10.00pm
Cinema 1

5.15pm Animation 104: Multi-platforms, Animation In All The Right Places 18+
6.15pm UPA 1: The UPA Style (all ages)
7.45pm The Animate Collection - UK 18+
Cinema 2
6.00pm International Program 8:
Supinfocom Is Back
8.00pm International Program 3 18+

Festival Club: 12.00pm - 11.00pm
Cinema 1

11.30am Kids Program (all ages)
3.00pm International Program 1 (Repeat) 18+
4.30pm International Program 2 (Repeat) 18+
6.00pm Six Pack Film Tribute Program 18+
7.30pm UPA 2: The Story Of UPA
& The Classics
(all ages)
9.00pm Focus on Poland 3 18+
Cinema 2
2.00pm Mister Magoo Collection (all ages)
3.15pm Sky Song (Mati Kutt, Estonia) 18+
4.15pm Australian Showcase 18+
6.15pm International Program 4 18+
7.45pm International Program 5 18+
9.30pm Late Night Bizarre 18+

Festival Club: 4.00pm - 10.00pm
Cinema 1

3.00pm International Program 3 (Repeat) 18+
4.30pm International Program 4 (Repeat) 18+
6.00pm International Program 5 (Repeat) 18+
Cinema 2
4.00pm Technique Focus: Cut-Outs 18+
5.30pm Feature: “Good Bye Mister Christie”
(Phil Mulloy, UK)
8.00pm Best Of The Fest 18+
10.00pm Best Of The Fest (Repeat) 18+

* programs and times are subject to change


Admission is restricted to 18+, except where noted:

> BOTN 1: RCA 2010 Showcase 15+
> BOTN 2: International Program 15+
> BOTN 3: International Program 15+
> BOTN 4: Australian 15+
> SIGGRAPH Highlights, presented by RMIT 15+
> Careers Forum,
presented by Holmesglen
(all ages)
> UPA 1: The UPA Style (all ages)
> Kids Program (all ages)
> UPA 2: The Story Of UPA &
The Classics
(all ages)
> Mister Magoo Collection (all ages)

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. Like most festivals, we do not have the resources to classify films, 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 MIAF screenings.

sunday 19 june, 3.30pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 15+)

3.30pm #1: royal college of arts (rca) 2010 graduate showcase
4.30pm #2: international
5.30pm #3: international
6.30pm #4: australian

'Flash' screening in Best of the Next #4: Australian | Glenn Hatton

A ‘festival within a festival’. Four diverse back-to-back programs looking at the next generation of indie animators from a variety of angles. There are two programs of the best international student films drawn from more than 60 different schools in 25 countries; a screening of the Royal College of Arts (UK) 2010 graduates – AND we round the whole shebang off with a program spotlighting the Australian student animation scene.

sunday 19 june, 3.30pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 15+)

White Hair
Yuka Takeda

UK, 5'25, 2010
Finding a white hair on her head one day triggers an episode of obsession, fear and obstinate white-hair refusal, which rapidly disintegrates reality.

Matter Fisher
David Prosser

UK, 7'30, 2010
A serendipitous trawl that unites some estranged matter with a fisherman.
Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Daniel Chester

UK, 4'45, 2010
A quintessential British summer’s day-out: picnics, spitfires, real ale, naps and some good old-fashioned patriotism.
Lauri Warsta

UK, 4'35, 2010
Dreams, taxidermy and videotapes. An animated research into the global reserve of dreams.
Bird Box
Silas Money

UK, 5'49, 2009
A film created and documented in real time that deconstructs the process of animation. Can you stick a camera on a motor in a round box and make animation?
My Mother's Coat
Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits

UK, 6'00, 2010
An Italian mother reflects on the difficulty of starting a new life in Greece and the longing to return to the home of her birth.
The Eagleman Stag
Michael Please

UK, 8'55, 2010
If you repeat the word ‘fly’ often enough it sounds like you are saying ‘life’. This is no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of the beetle.
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sunday 19 june, 4.30pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 15+)
Lose This Child
Yuval Nathan, Merav Nathan

Israel, 3'25, 2010
A beautiful 3D sand animation that depicts the perils faced by turtle hatchlings as they start their journey in life.
Kimberly Weiner

USA, 5'37, 2010
With a little luck and some kind help a little girl survives the horrors that befall her village during World War II but the memories are still very vivid.
Tanto Tanto
Sonja Rohleder

Germany, 2'15, 2010
A simple cup of coffee with a good friend crafted with such joy.
A Tire D’Aile
Fabien Goeau

France, 3'14, 2010
OK, so we’ve got an artist, a canvass, some pigeons and a really powerful sling shot – Naturalism just shot to another level.
Khoo Yi Hui

Singapore, 1'31, 2010
Cyan, Magenta and Yellow can really brighten up a place. Makes you wonder why they call black ‘Key’, because it’s just NOT!
ReNew: The Future Not Future
Xu-Zhan Zhang

Taiwan, 5'00, 2010
In a stark post-apocalyptic world, fauns are the new canaries in the mine that is now Earth ... and they are not surviving.
Shaun Seong-Young Kim

USA, 2'39, 2010
Ummm … a baseball is not supposed to come out of a chicken like that ... but sign him up!
Badly Animated
Ricky Earl

UK, 4’00, 2010
The perfect toon image is just some surgery away ... and a little more... maybe just a touch more...
Chloe Liu

Canada, 3’00, 2010
Treading lightly as we explore the world can add a whole lot of colour to our lives.
Bob And Dog
Simin Zhang

Canada, 1’38, 2010
Bob is undoubtedly a genius! The hyperactive dog needs a walk, the TV is on the blink ... and the perfect reception is just a couch-potato’s thought away.
Dog-walking Ground
Leonid Shmelkov
Russia, 8’15, 2009
A blind man, a lost dog and a totally dedicated poo-cleaning creature – how can it not have a happy ending?!
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sunday 19 june, 5.30pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 15+)
Zach Hyer

USA, 3'30, 2010
Certain leisurely pursuits hone the Machiavellian skills of generals ... but there’s a time and a place, right?
Luiz Lafayette Stockler

UK, 2'34, 2010
Moments lost for all time are never forgotten.
Who Dares?
Sanni Lahtinen

Finland, 3'53, 2010
The people gather to give the King the breath of life ... and he is totally deflated by the whole experience.
Bird of Prey
Peter Budinsky

Slovakia, 4’00, 2009
The brutalities of war are blamed on the vicious animals that people become in extreme conditions but who unleashed the evil?
Elsa Duhamel

France, 2'40, 2010
The disarmingly honest and poignant story of Francois, who tried at length to find a way out of the ruins of her abused childhood.
Hsiao-Yun Lin

Taiwan, 3’12, 2009
The fat little cruel kid just got what was coming to him. Books are pretty powerful you know!
Route 66
Martin Maj

Czech Republic, 3’00, 2010
Beware the squirrels on Route 66 – they’re smart, they have oil, and they need some wheels.
The Light
Ihsu Yoon

USA, 3’35, 2010
The magnificent evolution of light from very humble beginnings.
Pension Plan
Harjeet Bains

UK, 2'43, 2010
The boat outside the nursing home is for sale. All that’s needed is the perfect heist to pay for it, a bus timetable ... and an afternoon nap. Retirement never looked so good.
EAM 2009 Masterclass

Germany, 2’44, 2009
We can all wear masks from time to time and it only takes a very simple gesture to render them totally ridiculous.
I’m Going to Disneyland
Antoine Blandin

France, 3’03, 2010
Some kids are simply irrepressibly happy. A heart-rending tale of entirely misplaced optimism.
Rat Race
Aoife Doyle

Ireland, 3’15, 2009
When the economy slumps even the fiercest competitors need each other.
Ting Chian Tey

USA, 2’45, 2010
A life of indulgence and obstinacy has brought a bear and moose to an impasse on a rickety bridge atop a canyon ... cue cranky rabbit and ticked off racoon.
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sunday 19 june, 6.30pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 15+)
Also see: Aus Film Album
Cat In, Dog Out
Jonathan Freislar

Australia, 2'45, 2010
There's always a new way to nail a great cat and dog story.
The Batchelor Experience
Fiona Dalwood

Australia, 2'04, 2010
Straight-laced Albert throws caution to the wind and visits ‘The Bachelor Experience’, an exclusive establishment that caters to his unique appetite.
Pieced Together
Isobelle Taylor

Australia, 3'28, 2010
A mysterious gift left at the door changes the life of a lonely young boy living at the edge of a forest clearing.
Bit By Bit
Yangtian Li

Australia, 2'35, 2010
Jimmy, the little robot, tries to plant the most beautiful flower in the land but he may have overlooked something.
Against The Grain
Bob Baxter, Chris O'Keefe

Australia, 3'34, 2010
Jim is the biggest, bestest, roughest, toughest, happiest lumberjack in the land ... until he cuts down the last tree.
Chicken Face
Rachel Lewis

Australia, 2’15, 2010
A murderous seeing-eye chicken spots its big chance at the easy life.
The Bacchae
Alexander N. Sloggett

Australia, 4'15, 2009
Based on an ancient Greek tragedy which contends that the bestial aspect of humanity may lay dormant and can never be expunged.
Keiko Kamata, Arunima Patke

Australia, 4'31, 2010
Rikka is in charge of day and night but one day she is distracted by a book with near disastrous results for her town.
Attack And Release
Lidia Castelletto, Rowan Karrer

Australia, 2’25, 2010
A walk to the edge of the parapet, an eye to the sky, to be free as the birds.
Glenn Hatton

Australia, 4'29, 2010
An old tourist's enthusiasm for photography gets him tangled up in a local running race. Flash. Click.
Sacha Bryning

Australia, 5'30, 2010
Desire and desperation play out in comic form as an unfortunate man is subject to transmogrification and the whim of an elusive woman.
The Crocodile's Wife
Jody Cleaver

Australia, 7'24, 2010
The crocodile's wife resents the newcomer to the riverbank, an ever cheerful monkey…
If This Ain't Real
Matt Greenwood

Australia, 7'39, 2010
A post-ironic look at skeletons and blinking lights.


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