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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.

saturday 25 june, 2.00pm
cinema 2
(unclassified all ages)

Tickets for kids: only $6!
(Normal single session prices for everyone else)

Cartoon characters don’t get much more classic than Mister Magoo. Originally brought to life in 1949, Magoo was a one of the few animated human characters to appear on the cinema screen. There would be scores of hugely popular shorts, two Oscars, a successful shift to TV screens in 1960 and a galaxy of merchandise and spin-offs. Magoo was also the subject of UPA’s first feature film (“1001 Arabian Nights”).

Magoo’s voice is almost as iconic as the character himself. It was provided by Jim Backus who was probably most famous for his star turns as the pompous millionaire Thurston Howell III in Gilligan’s Island or as James Dean’s father in “Rebel Without A Cause”. Backus ensured that Magoo sounded delusionally disconnected from the reality of the improbably crazed situations that various UPA directors dreamed up for him.

Magoo could mistake a grizzly bear for his nephew Waldo, he could crazy-ride a crane hook high up a sky scraper thinking he was in a drafty elevator or accidentally go wandering across the wing of an aeroplane thinking he was walking around a cinema lobby. Many of the plots were surprisingly complex but every single one of them was delivered with a deft and direct connection to the ol’ funny bone.


Also see:
> UPA 1: The UPA Style, Friday 24 June, 6.15pm
> UPA 2: The Classics, Saturday 25 June, 7.30pm


The Ragtime Bear
John Hubley

USA, 7'15, 1949
Magoo mistakes a banjo-playing grizzly bear for his nephew, Waldo, during a weekend trip to Hodge Podge Lodge.

Trouble Indemnity
Pete Burness

USA, 6'40, 1950
Mr Tirebiter, a slippery insurance salesman, signs up Magoo for a juicy $400k policy. It's looking pretty good until Magoo takes a shortcut through a construction site. Multiple risks!

Barefaced Flatfoot
John Hubley

USA, 6'50, 1951
Things traverse from silly to sillier when Magoo plays amateur detective in a bid to save Waldo from the non-existent dark forces of the night.
Hotsy Footsy
William T. Hurtz

USA, 6'30, 1952
A wild night on the dance floor gets everyone in a spin when Magoo steps into a spotlight he can't quite see. Oooh, that Magoo.
Magoo Express
Pete Burness

USA, 6'15, 1955
Spies, mysterious plots and subtle subterfuge cascade around Magoo after he smuggles his poodle, Gigi, onto the Orient Express.
When Magoo Flew
Pete Burness

USA, 6'30, 1955
Magoo takes a wrong turn on the way to the cinema and winds up on an aeroplane. A little disappointed with the picture, he decides to step out for a moment.


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