| Andrew Huang | USA
The backbone of the whole MIAF mission. Somehow
we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,350 entries with
enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of
programs that showcase the best 200 or so new films. Five
‘general’ International Competition Programs,
our ever popular ‘Abstract Showcase’
and ‘Long Shorts’ programs,
PLUS an entire competition program of new 3D
> International Program #1: Sat 22
June, 7.00pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 3.30pm)
> International Program #3: Wed 26
June, 6.30pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 6.30pm)
> International Program #4: Fri 28
June, 6.30pm (repeats Sun 30 June, 4.00pm)
> International Program #5: Sat 29
June, 6.00pm (repeats Sun 30 June, 5.30pm)
> International Program #6 –
Abstract Showcase: Wed 26 June, 6.30pm
> International Program #7 –
Long Shorts: Wed 26 June, 8.15pm
> International Program #8 –
3D Stereoscopic Shorts: Sat 22 June, 8.30pm
Director: Andrew Huang
Producers: Moo Studios & Future You
USA, 10'10, 2012
A rupture of entanglements
swarm and squirm into a herd of divine spectacle.
Director: James Cunningham
Producers: James Cunningham, Oliver Hilbert, Leon Woud
NEW ZEALAND, 4'16, 2011
This is one
way to deal with zombie action in the backyard.
Director/Producer: Pascal Blais
CANADA, 3’08, 2011
classic design, Pascal Blais bring to the screen a stunning,
epically rich film based on a dramatic sci-fi graphic novel.
Director: Yutaro Kubo
Producer: Taku Furukawa
JAPAN, 3'37, 2012
A crazed blizzard
of imagery supercharging a variety of moving bodies ahead of
Director/Producer: Martin Georgiev
BULGARIA, 5'10, 2012
On the face of a planet far, far away
from here, surface creatures fight for survival in the face
of a high-speed aerial rock-storm that rages just above their
Directors/ Producers: Cem Kurtulus, Jake Nelson
USA, 4'59, 2011
A morphological masterclass-level
exploration that traces one man’s entire life in a stream-of
-consciousness flashback as he strives to find his next meal.
Director/Producer: Robert Loebel
GERMANY, 3'49, 2012
Wind can be a nutty
friend, a challenging protector or a wily, invisible predator.
But how is it generated?
Director: Neely Goniodsky
Producer: Animation staff, Royal College of Art
UK, 3'51, 2012
Splash is the epitome
of the simple, witty, illogical ingenuity of Goniodsky’s
Director: Agnes Patron
Producer: École Nationale Supérieure des Arts
FRANCE, 8'00, 2011
About as good as
this style of animation gets! A film of astounding – and
yet richly understated – atmospheric beauty.
Director: Zbigniew Czapla
Producer: Tomasz Wolf
POLAND, 12'00, 2013
An exuberant feast
for the eyes. Painted animation of a richness, complexity and
rawness that saturates the viewer and draws them into its world.
Elephants? / Zasto Slonovi?
Director: Marko Mestrovic
Producers: Vinko Bresan, Igor Grubic
CROATIA, 8'00, 2012
A ring-side seat
on a truly weird world overseen by a couple of chest players
who ponder the reason one of them can only draw elephants.
Director: Diane Obomsawin
Producer: Marc Bertrand
CANADA, 8'25, 2012
Kaspar is a young
man who discovers life – and light – after spending
his entire existence in a dark cave with a small wooden horse
as his only company.