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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.

friday 24 june, 6.15pm
cinema 1
(unclassified all ages)

Ever heard of Mr Magoo? Gerald McBoing Boing? Howdy Doody Magic Hat? How about animators such as John Hubley, Robert “Bobe” Cannon, Steve Bosustow, Zack Schwartz, Dave Hilberman, Jules Engel, Paul Julian or Gene Deitch? If the answer is yes then you’ll really want to check our UPA programs. If no, then you HAVE to see them. UPA Pictures is an essential, elemental part of animation history. Born out of the bitter 1941 Disney strike, it brought together animators who believed in the power of art and who didn’t believe in the relentless realist approach to animation design that Disney comprehensively made his own. Together they took animation off on a whole new path creating enduring characters, thought-provoking subject matter, and a surprisingly diverse body of modern work along the way, often pushing the animation envelope.

Tee Bosustow (son of UPA co-founder Steve Bosustow) has helped us curate these three sublime programs of classics, oddities and UPA essentials and will journey to MIAF to introduce them, giving us a first-hand insight into this dynamic chapter of animation history.

Christopher Crumpet | Robert Cannon

Prior to the arrival of UPA, realism was the overwhelming style employed in most animation. An entire cityscape could be depicted with a few jagged lines to give a sense of the buildings and a couple of crudely painted square blobs of colour to insinuate windows. UPA artists showed that making animated characters move didn’t necessarily take a lot more than a simply animated loop of legs choppily moving back and forth. In part they were a device to reduce costs and speed up production, but they were also a deliberate style choice. These innovations went on to infuse and revitalise almost every quarter of animation from the “golden age” of animated cinema shorts in the 1950’s and 1960’s right across the scale to the burgeoning eastern European animation scene, particularly at Zagreb Film.


Also see:
> UPA 2: The Classics, Saturday 25 June, 7.30pm
> UPA 3: Mister Magoo Collection, Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm


Blues Pattern
John Whitney, Ernest Pintoff

USA, 1'35, 1955
Hot jazz, a pretty cool band and an exuberant revelry of shapes, all hoppin' and movin' to the beat.

Osmond Evans

USA, 3'35, 1955
Yippy yay yay, there’d never been three cowhands who could draw a gun, use a rope or run like Darefoot Dan.

Mr. Charmley Greets A Lady

USA, 3'35, 1955
There is but a single way to greet a lady. There are rules, you know!
Be Quiet, Kind, And Gentle
Phil Duncan

USA, 4'15, 1955
A simple creed for a good life – crooned low and mellow.
The Lost Duchess
Rod Scribner

USA, 5'55, 1955
Case No 600. The private dick search for a missing duchess – UPA style.
Robert Cannon

USA, 6'40, 1952
Twelve school girls on a Paris sojourn and Madeleine is the smallest one, the smallest one of all.
The Jaywalker
Robert Cannon

USA, 6'38, 1956
A crazy addiction to one of life's little pleasures and neccesities.
Bringing Up Mother
William T. Hurtz

USA, 6'35, 1954
Life is tough on these hard-boiled streets when you’re John Smith and you're on the run from da cops.
The Wonder Gloves
Robert Cannon

USA, 6'40, 1951
The gloves are what makes the vital difference – just pull 'em on and, shazam, you're the champ.
Christopher Crumpet
Robert Cannon

USA, 6'50, 1953
Well, you know Christopher. You get him what he wants or you have a chicken for a son. Problem is, Christopher wants a rocket ship.
Rooty Toot Toot
John Hubley

USA, 7'35, 1952
An open and shut case: a smoking gun, a femme fatale, a shyster lawyer and a Rooty Toot Toot. She shot her man ‘cause he done her wrong.


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