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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, 7.30pm
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.

UPA created some of the most loved cartoons of all times. These films had vast appeal across virtually all age groups. They were funny, captivating and hugely entertaining. They showcased characters that still resonate 60 years since they were created and brought to the fore the talents of some of the most gifted and famous animators to ever pick up a pencil.

This program also digs into the films that built and locked in UPA’s early reputation. Some of these utilised animation to discuss social and political issues and even – improbably – to encourage air force jet pilots to not fly too low!

So step right up, check out a collection of animation’s finest moments.


Also see:
> UPA 1: The UPA Style, Friday 24 June, 6.15pm
> UPA 3: Mister Magoo Collection, Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm


Tom Sito Hello
Tom Sito, Tee Besustow

USA, 5'40, 2006
An introduction to the history and back story of UPA from animation writer, producer and historian, Tom Sito.

Hell Bent For Election
Chuck Jones

USA, 12'30, 1944
One of UPA's first films and a true classic. An express train-sized push to get Roosevelt elected.

Brotherhood Of Man
Robert Cannon

USA, 10'35, 1945
An early, commissioned UPA film that showed just what they were capable of as they make the case for multiculturalism in a pre-PC world.
Flat Hatting
John Hubley

USA, 5'45, 1946
They don't train 'em with cartoons anymore! A wonderful ‘instructional’ film designed to warn US Air Force pilots about the perils of cowboy flying.
The Magic Fluke (aka Fox And Crow)
John Hubley

USA, 6'55, 1949
The quintessential UPA cartoon. The tale of Fox, the suave band leader, and Crow, his multi-talented one man band.
Gerald McBoing Boing
Robert Cannon

USA, 6’55, 1951
One of the most famous cartoons ever created. Gerald McBoing Boing can't make words, he just goes "boing boing" instead.
The Unicorn In The Garden
William T. Hurtz

USA, 6'40, 1953
Being a little bit crazy has its advantages. Is there REALLY a unicorn in the garden?
Fudget's Budget
Robert Cannon

USA, 6'45, 1954
Say hello to George and Irene Fudget, just two of the courageous people who live within a family budget (and you know that rhymes).
The Tell-Tale Heart
Ted Parmelee

USA, 7'45, 1953
A true classic and a complete change of vibe. An absorbing adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale, narrated with chilling effect by James Mason.


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