'Paula' | Dominic-Etienne Simard | Canada

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 stereoscopic shorts.


> International Program #1: Sat 22 June, 7.00pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 3.30pm)
> International Program #2: Mon 24 June, 6.30pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 5.00pm)
> 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

The Animation Tag Attack
Directors: Christen Bach, Mads Juul, Andreas Normand Grontved, Ned Wenlock,
Oren Mashtovski, Maxwell A. Oginni, Ewen Stenhouse, Scott Benson, Kaiserbrand, Mikey Please, Brendan Carroll, Francesco Giroldini, Svend Andreas Rothmann Bonde, Andreas Rohde
Producer: Christen Bach
GERMANY, 9'57, 2012
Twelve directors. Four weeks each. No rules, just creativity. A storytelling experiment that arrives with a swag of awards and prizes.
> www.christen.dk
Director: Peter Millard
Producer: Animation staff, Royal College of Art
UK, 4'09, 2012
A carnival of morphing, merging, moving, slithering, contorting, confounding, rebounding, spinning, twirling poly-shapery.
> www.rca.ac.uk/animation
Inside My Mind
Director/Producer: Anaroop Kerketta
INDIA, 2'50, 2012
An up-close encounter with a mind that seems unhinged and running at a hundred miles an hour in a hundred different directions.
Barnet Fair
Director/Producer: Jo Lawrence
UK, 3'51, 2012
A perfectly pitched, retro-tinged collage response to an exhibition entitled In The Blink Of An Eye.
> website
A Different Perspective
Director/Producer: Chris O'Hara
IRELAND, 1'55, 2012
It’s all about perspective – whichever way you look at it. Even if you’re being chased by a dog.
> www.adifferentperspectivefilm.com
Coffee / Koffie
Director: Sjaak Rood
Producer: Ton Crone
HOLLAND, 5'40, 2012
How hard can it be to simply order a coffee? Just give him a coffee and nobody gets hurt.
> www.sjaakrood.nl
Some Actions Which Haven't Been Defined Yet In The Revolution
Director/Producer: Sun Xun
CHINA, 12'22, 2011
A risky portrait of a man fighting demons that are relentlessly flocking his inner world and seem to be crowding him from the outer world to which he must escape.
Director: Sariel Keslasi
Producer: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
ISRAEL, 6'32, 2012
With all the lines cut, the sign ‘48’ may be the only clue to the whereabouts of Altneuland.
> www.bezalel.ac.il/en
Director: Michaela Pavlatova
Producers: Ron Dyens, Pavel Strnad
FRANCE, 7'20, 2012
A voluptuously sultry tram ride resplendent in all its wondrously esoteric wobbliness.
> www.sacrebleuprod.com
Old Man
Director: Leah Shore
Producers: Carl Dandre, Leah Shore, Michaela Olsen
USA, 5'45, 2012
Animated to snippets of phone conversations with helter-skelter serial killer Charles Manson, this reaffirms his ‘down to the bone’ madness.
> www.leahshore.com
Director: Dominic-Etienne Simard
Producer: Julie Roy
CANADA, 10'29, 2011
A disturbing portrait of a mixed-use, working-class neighbourhood in which social interactions leave unpredictable ripples in its motley fabric.
> www.nfb.ca

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