'Kinetics 3' | Annemarie Szeleczky | Australia

Animation in its purest form. Our annual collection of the most impressive and expressive abstract and experimental animated films from all over the world.

The international programs are 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 #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 #7 – Long Shorts: Wed 26 June, 8.15pm
> International Program #8 – 3D Stereoscopic Shorts: Sat 22 June, 8.30pm

I Already Know What I Hear /
Ja Vec Znam Sto Cujem

Director: Darko Masnec
Producers: Vinko Bresan, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb
CROATIA, 5'00, 2012
Communication is a gap that I can sense between the things I’m unable to say. But this gap is not an empty divide; it is a space that fills itself.
> www.zagrebfilm.hr
Director/Producer: Guusje Kaayk
HOLLAND, 2'39, 2011
Inspired by the eponymous jazz of Eric Vloeimans-Gatecrash, Jailbreak whimsically bursts forth as a series of interconnected pentagons, each with their own identity.
> www.kaayk.nl
Ecstatic Mould
Director/Producer: Paul Fletcher
AUSTRALIA, 6'23, 2013
A roiling, surging wall of colour and densely packed imagery. Perhaps the most colourful and technically complex of Fletcher’s films to date.
> www.digitalcompost.net
Director: Max Hattler
Producers: Max Hattler, Animate Projects
UK, 3'00, 2012
Using the New Age idea of a 'dimensional shift' as inspiration, Shift combines science fiction themes through abstract, stop-motion animation of objects and colour.
> www.maxhattler.com
Director: Jeanette Bonds
Producer: California Institute of the Arts
USA, 2'40, 2012
A wonderful visual enigma extrapolated from a 15 ft film loop of animated scratch film, shot not frame-by-frame but created incrementally, one millimeter at a time.
> www.calarts.edu
Director: Kyle Mowat
Producer: Sheridan College
CANADA, 1'45, 2012
A fascinating circus of millions of amazing little made-up, super-colourful creatures caught in the random dance of life as they know it.
> www.sheridancollege.ca
Transformations On Bartok
Director/Producer: Stephen Campbell
USA, 1'12, 2011
To say that Bartok was an artist of many facets is one thing, to see it writ large on the big screen before your eyes is something else altogether.
> www.stephen-campbell.blogspot.com
Kinetics 3
Director/Producer: Annemarie Szeleczky
AUSTRALIA, 2'34, 2012
There was never any doubt we would be playing this wonderfully bouncy and vivacious addition to the ‘Kinetics’ series.
> website
Big Signal
Director: Evelien Lohbeck
Producer: Tom Crone
HOLLAND, 1'50, 2012
When many undesired signals accumulate, the wanted signal is suppressed and overtaken by the unwanted noise. Let’s try to understand the signal as a whole rather than only focusing on the wanted signal?
> www.evelienlohbeck.com
Director/Producer: Steven Subotnick
USA, 1'45, 2012
Three letters in search of a boy. A simple enough proposition.
> www.stevensubotnick.com
Director/Producer: Suzan Pitt
USA, 7’00, 2013
Fast and intense, Pitt unleashes and animates a storm of her original artwork to interpret George Antheil's 1952 revision of Ballet Mecanique.
> www.home.earthlink.net/~suzanpitt/
Director/Producer: Johan Rijpma
HOLLAND, 1'16, 2012
Take one piece of paper, tear it in four, capture that. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Then craft a controlled loop off towards infinity.
> www.johanrijpma.nl
Director/Producer: Peter Byrne
USA, 7'38, 2010
An inquiry into landscape, memory, movement and flow that employs gesture, layering, randomness, pattern and colour to evoke a fragmented sense of place.
> www.roundabout.byrnestudio.net
A Direct Film Farewell
Director: Oerd Van Cuijlenborg
Producer: Chris Mouw
HOLLAND, 5'39, 2012
Working directly on filmstock, Van Cuijlenborg has created an abstract, light-footed universe in which colour, form and movement become primary visual elements again.
> www.illuster.nl
Broken Time
Director/Producer: Johannes Gierlinger
AUSTRIA, 1'00, 2011
Using highly modified strips of live-action film, random glimpses of the everyday get a second chance to speak to us and exist cinematographically, the way they were originally created to be.
> www.johannesgierlinger.com
Schwere Augen / Heavy Eyes
Director/Producer: Siegfried Fruhauf
AUSTRIA, 10'00, 2011
This is a film of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. Ghostly and mask-like faces appear and immediately disappear again in the digital fog, eerily duplicated, electronically cloned.
> www.sixpackfilm.com
The End
Director: Ulo Pikkov
Producer: Andrus Raudsalu
ESTONIA, 5'42, 2013
It is said a dieing man sees his life racing before his eyes. What does a 100-year-old film strip see before it gives way to the digital realm? Broken frames, scratched filmstock or something else?
> www.nukufilm.ee
When The Sun Turns Into Juice
Director/Producer: Steven Woloshen
CANADA, 1'44, 2011
Inspired by Woloshen’s four-year-old daughter’s metaphor for a sunset and originally created as an art gallery installation housing a 200-foot-long acrylic filmstrip painting, this is the perfect way to close the program.
> www.scratchatopia.tumblr.com/

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