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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.

thursday 23 june, 8.30pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 18+)

Nothing Happened Today | Reka Gacs

London’s Royal College of Art animation department has been doing what they do best for 25 years – where does the time go?! There hasn’t been a year that MIAF hasn’t happily played a healthy number of RCA films in competition and with the grand ‘Three-Oh’ ticking over we decided it was time to do a stock-take on the hundreds of films that have been created there. But where to begin? In true MIAF style we went straight to the top – that would be Joan Ashworth, Professor and Head of Animation at RCA. Despite being nearly an hour late (a classic London distance calculation misfire common to us simple country folk not savvy to the ways of the big city) we were gifted a collection of RCA’s ‘best’ 100 films. This is now one of our most treasured possessions and the temptation was to leave immediately before they changed their minds and asked for them back. From that staggering collection of animated wonderfulness comes this tribute to 25 years of outstanding animation craft. Giving the tribute a certain symmetry is a program featuring a collection of films drawn entirely from the RCA’s 2010 graduating class, which will be included in the Best of the Next Graduate screenings. In the way these things often work out at MIAF, the whole deal was nailed down over a roast chook in Estonia … but that’s another story.

Also see
> Best of the Next #1: RCA 2010 Showcase (UK), Sunday 19 June, 3.30pm
> 'Animate Project' Collection (UK), Friday 24 June, 7.45pm


Hello Dad
Christoph Simon

UK, 1'38, 1987
Hello Dad, I'm in jail. Say hi to Mum, from jail. I like it here, it's warm, I'm in jail.

The Ticker Talks
Steven Harding-Hill

UK, 7'30, 1995
The whole life story of a simple, heartless man.

Suzie Templeton

UK, 5'40, 2001
Some of life's grimmer realities are simple to grasp but difficult to explain. From the filmmaker who went on to make the Academy Award-winning Peter And The Wolf.
Moi, L'Autre
Marie Paccou

UK, 6'20, 1999
The lines that join and the lines that separate mothers and daughters. Animated entirely in evocative sand animation.
Nothing Happened Today
Reka Gacs

UK, 4'50, 2007
The gradual dissolution of love as a once-exciting moustache heads for middle age.
Ed Suckling

UK, 5'20, 2008
Heather is out of control. After two weeks, I asked her to marry me. I expected her to say no. She said yes.
Karen Kelly

UK, 7'40, 1989
A tribute to the fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives labouring in the treacherous gold mines for a pittance.
This Is Harrow
Monika Forsberg

UK, 4'15, 2001
In Harrow there is a curry place called Lahore, and a corner shop with nice people. In one of the houses is Ethol – and she KNOWS a thing or two.
Jan Otto Ertesvag

UK, 1'05, 1996
A short, sharp, finely sculptured abstract swarm of swarms.
Stuart Hilton

UK, 3'00, 1991
30 seconds to go. Surge. Heat. Eat. Thank God Dad's safe. I have something to do.
John Parry

UK, 3'10, 1992
Playing ball, hanging washing, plenty of room to run around. A story told in 10,000 water colours.

UK, 6'25, 1993
Rubber stampery ratcheted up to an intricate artform. Signs, arrows and a hundred childhood memories.
Prophet And Lo$$
Jonathan Bairstow

UK, 4'25, 1988
Dollars, dreams and a crazy dance. Pulling the levers of power to the beat of a different drum.
Andrew McEwan

UK, 9'15, 1990
A bubbling, gurgling, oozing tour through the tiniest of worlds.


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