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7 November 2012
The deadline to enter MIAF13 is 17 January 2013 - get to it!!
> Download guidelines and entry forms here.

1 October 2012
2013 festival dates released...
20-30 June 2013
The start date may change as scheduling is still being confirmed, but we'll keep you up to date.

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MIAF 2012 hits the screen with eight days of the best new animation combined with a diverse collection of themed, retrospective and special programs. Held in June at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, MIAF will undoubtedly become the centre of the international animation universe! Oh yeah! We'll introduce our audience to a comprehensive line-up from award winners, outstanding industry veterans, inspiring independents, stupendous studios and those wonderful newcomers exploring their talent on screen for the very first time. Buckle up folks and start saving your coins for one of the most value friendly passes in town.
We can't wait.

The History of Cinema, Halas And Batchelor


Check out local talent through our Australian Album


> Best of the Next #4: Australian - Sun 17/06
> Opening Night Sneak Peek Screening - Mon 18/06
> Lee Whitmore Showcase - Wed 20/06
> VCA: An Animated Story - Wed 20/6
> Animation 102: See It Here First! ...The Brand New Lampshade Collective Film - Wed 20/06
> International Prog #8: Abstract Showcase - Wed 20/06
> International Prog #9: Long Shorts - Wed 20/06
> Animation 104: An Australian Animation Pioneer, Alex Stitt - Fri 22/06
> Panorama #4: Australian - Fri 22/06
> Animation Cabaret - Sat 23/06
> Australian Showcase - Sat 23/06
> Late Night Bizarre - Sat 23/06
> Best of the Fest - Sun 24/06


> Thursday 21 June, 10am-4pm

$95 (includes all material & DVD of Lee's films)
Workshop numbers are strictly limited.
To register your interest, please email with your name and contact number.

Unfortunately Lee's workshop is now fully booked.

This is a chance to learn hand-drawn animation from one of Australia's finest exponents. Lee will take workshop participants through her process of creating animated films and assist them to realise their own artistic visions.

One participant will also be offered funding from MIAF and on-going mentorship from Lee to complete their own short film over the course of the next 6-12 months!

> The Lee Whitmore Showcase screens
Wednesday 22 June, 5pm


> Animation 104: An Australian Animation Pioneer
Friday 22 June, 5.15pm

Picture: TANYA FRY - Mornington Peninsula Leader

Alex Stitt is, in the truest sense of the word, one of the pioneers of the Australian animation scene. His feature film 'Grendel Grendel Grendel' was a milestone in Australian animating when it was released and his animated ads shaped the TV-scape and gave the box a real Australian edge. 'Life – Be In It' and 'Slip Slop Slap' are surely pure classics of the genre.

This special occasion at MIAF, will be a more illustrated ‘fireside chat’ (without the fire) than tribute. Alex will present a few treasures from his lifetime of animating, discuss their creation and share his reflections on his work.


June 25 - 27, 2012
3-day conference fees are:
Full $275, Student $195 342 Swanston Street

RMIT staff and student $150

Storey Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne
Information and Registration:;ID=0i8flv37d1px

Animation production and consumption has continued to grow as animation itself has become ever more prevalent and visible
in recent years. In parallel, the field of animation studies has expanded excitingly and dramatically, bringing together scholars
from a variety of disciplines. The SAS conference will provide a forum for scholars and practitioners from around the world to come together and give presentations on all aspects of animation history, theory and criticism.

> Society of Animation Studies website



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