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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, 6.00pm
cinema 1
(unclassified 18+)

Chronomops | Tina Frank

Wander down a certain street in Vienna (which feels, for all the world, like Brunswick St, Melbourne circa 2000), search out a door with a tiny sign that reads, ‘Six Pack Film’, ring the bell and ….VOILA, enter a treasure trove of Austrian experimental and abstract film. Abstract Nirvana! Shelf after shelf of DVDs, VHS tapes, a climate controlled room of 16mm and 35mm films, books, magazines, artwork. To be sure, it’s a specialised taste, but if this kind of filmmaking intrigues, inspires, confounds and excites you as much as us then you’ve just found a second home. Six Pack Film is another distributor that MIAF has featured pretty much every year. Often, their films have formed the backbone of our Abstract Showcase and, always, their annual package of submissions is one of our postal highlights. Often challenging and uncompromising, Six Pack Film titles are at the forefront of the abstract and experimental animation scene and this program reaches back deep into their archive to make that point.


Also see
> International Program 6: Abstract Showcase, Wednesday 22 June, 8.00pm
> Installation Collection: Tuesday 21 June, 6.30pm (FREE)


G.S.I.L VI / almada

Austria, 4'00, 2001
Though built around the music of ‘@c’, this piece autonomously explores the visual context of the music.

Michaela Schwentner

Austria, 6'00, 2000
A visual staccato adventure, set to short, choppy segments of noise fragments, revealing the underlying interface at which graphic and acoustic elements have always overlapped.

Spatial Lines

Austria, 4'00, 2001
Imagery drawn from three continents constantly change colour and format and are deformed by the 'planimetric' animation process employed by Tinhoko.
Maia Gusberti

Austria, 5'00, 2001
Using a journey along electric powerlines, the filmmaker creates an essay on abstraction by subverting simple, everyday perceptions.
Paths Of G
Dietmar Offenhuber

Austria, 1'30, 2006
A fragment of Kubrick's Paths Of Glory is rendered down to its most elemental componants of dialogue and imagery.
Wieder Holung
Nana Swiczinsky

Austria, 8'00, 1997
A visceral, meandering nightmare that oscillates between apocalyptical fantasies and the commonplace. Part documentary, part observational, part alternative universe.
Tina Frank

Austria, 2'00, 2005
The doors open on to a shimmering, colourful space that is simultaneously an excess of colour, a frenzy of perception and a pop carousel.
Can I Have 2 Minutes Of Your Time?
Brigitta Bodenauer

Austria, 2'00, 2005
A cubist reinterpretation of the forward movement of time (two minutes to be precise) as depicted by the progression of a clock's hands.
Michaela Schwentner

Austria, 5'00, 2004
Fractures in a soundscape are accentuated on screen as various tableaus are scanned, framed and re-sequenced through windows of varying dimensions.
Dariusz Kowalski

Austria, 2'00, 2000
Superimposed horizontal and vertical patterns in rich, dark colours pursue Paul Virilio's ‘nihilism of speed’.

Austria, 7'00, 2000
As in dreams (or the processes of memory) various levels of thinking, knowing and feeling fuse; they intensify and transform into mysterious symbols.
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Maia Gusberti

Austria, 4'00, 2000
An intentional and focused exercise in animating associations. Wild geometric growth from the interior of the machine.

Austria, 5'00, 2000
A visually symbiotic relationship with Ruckenwind – a piece of experimental music from unique Viennese electronica duo Shabotinski.


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