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#1 INTERNATIONAL - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 2.30PM CINEMA 1
#2 INTERNATIONAL - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 3.30PM CINEMA 1
#3 INTERNATIONAL - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 4.30PM CINEMA 1
#4 AUSTRALIAN - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 5.30PM CINEMA 1

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OUR FESTIVAL-WITHIN-A-FESTIVAL!
We received graduation reels from more than sixty animation and film schools around the world. From these, we selected the best and put them in front of a student jury who came up with the three international programs. Throw in our Australian Student Animation Showcase and you have a brilliant window into the future of animation.

SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles

 

 
#1 INTERNATIONAL - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 2.30PM CINEMA 1

Carl
Mark Juhasz
MOME
Hungary, 6'12, 2013 (NL)
Man of steel. Invincible warrior in a digital age.

Iron Hans
Xun Wang
School Of Visual Arts (SVA)
USA, 4'23, 2012 (SL)
There was – once upon a time – a king who had a great forest near his palace full of all kinds of wild animals. One day, a huntsman and his dog went into that forest.

Jack And The Lemon Tree
Oto Dostal
Zlin
Czech Republic, 3'35, 2013 (SL)
Jack leaves his lonely island home looking for what he thinks is a better life in the city. But the ocean has constructed a new future for Jack.

Feral
Max Vickers-Price
Bournemouth
UK, 3'36, 2013 (NL)
A parable on addiction set in a dystopian future, a young man hooked on the drug “Eka” creates and is then consumed by a frightening world of his own making.

Ping-Pong
Natalia Krawczuk
Polish Film School, Lodz
Poland, 1'04, 2012 (NL)
Table tennis is a LOT funnier without the ball. Although scoring is harder.

Contrast
Carmen Buchner
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany, 3'50, 2013 (NL)
A flower meadow in summer. An ocean out of bright colours, a paradise for countless animals. Look closer and deeper and you discover it is a venue for the never-ending battle of survival.

Scintillant Dans L'Ombre
Edouard Guise
La Poudriere
France, 3'55, 2013 (Sub)
The truck driver is not happy. There is something in the back of his truck making a lot of noise and staring at him. Even the guy at the zoo he delivers it to has no idea what it is.
Wounded Man
Hye-Won Kim
Kaywon
South Korea, 3'24, 2013 (Sub)
A detachable nose isn’t a party trick, it is a social liability - and it encourages the eye to make a break for it as well.
The Mist Is Coming In
Sophie Racine
La Cambre
Belgium, 5'05, 2013 (SL)
Masking the cityscape, the mist helps drift the imagination of one jaded pedestrian towards the simple, classical pleasures of the clean and uncluttered wilderness of streams and mountains.
Blackout
Sharron Mirsky
Mel Hoppenheim School Of Cinema
Canada, 4'00, 2013 (SL)
A first person account of the major electrical failure that plunged Toronto into darkness one evening and the way it brought out the simple community spirit in so many otherwise unconnected people.
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#2 INTERNATIONAL - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 3.30PM CINEMA 1
A Hedgehog's Visit
Kariem Saleh
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany, 5'30, 2013 (NL)
Poor hedgehog. The long drive and a bad case of nerves is not the only obstacle he faces in trying to win the girl’s heart.
Neptune Olympique
Mathilde Bedouet
ENSAD
France, 5'00, 2013 (NL)
Precision and elegance might be the most precious commodities in demand here but more than that is needed to fight against whirlpools, waves and fishes.
Blind
Jung-Shian Wu
Kun Shan
Taiwan, 3'35, 2012 (Sub)
“In the end, the truth will be me or you”. Were these the last words Lee Harvey Oswald heard. Anything is possible in this case.
Shaker
Billy Lubach
Farnham
UK, 1'23, 2013 (NL)
Every good meal starts with shaking something.
Knots
Lisa Leudolph, Arzu Saglam, Lea Stirnimann
HSLU
Switzerland, 5'31, 2013 (NL)
Traversing the city, the view from the window goes from the banal to the bizarre to unbelievable and, finally, to the fully abstract. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Spotted
Yoann Bomal, Estelle Chaloupy, Cyrille Chauvin, Sarah Colmet Daage, Karina Gazizova, Jeanne Sylvette Giraud
Gobelins
France, 3'27, 2013 (SL)
Sure, cows don’t have lawyers but when a cow finds itself getting the first degree there is only one crew to call for help.
Spring And Her Shadow
Miao-Rong Shih
Tainan
Taiwan, 3'11, 2012 (Sub)
Rain can’t come soon enough for this thirsty farm. But when it arrives, it brings a dark cloud with it.
Underneath The Refuge
Noa Evron
Bezalel
Israel, 4'18, 2013 (NL)
The gorgeous sepia tones of the artwork only serve to accentuate the subtle violence of the moment that brings a small crowd to a decision point.
Animal
Benoit Dulac, Laura Foglino, Julien Jude, Oriane Mulleras-Elatmari, Benoit Viogeas, Danyang Wang
Supinfocom
France, 5'29, 2013 (NL)
An improbable jailbreak turns the tables on the one time cruel keeper of the key and unleashes an orgy of diverse retributions.
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#3 INTERNATIONAL - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 4.30PM CINEMA 1
Abdullah
Jakob Besuch
HFF-Potsdam
Germany, 9'00, 2013 (Sub)
The story of a man who lost much of his earlier life to drugs and disillusionment, only to have his perspective changed by a growing fascination with spectacles.
Halma
Thomas Fournier
EMCA
France, 2'58, 2013 (NL)
The prowess of the athlete, a stadium for the supreme performance, the aura of greatness hangs in the air.
Planetes Apres Planetes
Titouan Bordeau
La Poudriere
France, 4'00, 2013 (Sub)
A normal day’s work exploring a remote asteroid for space mineral samples is interrupted by some annoying pigeons that don’t seem to understand what is at stake.
Scramble
Andrew Palombo
Bournemouth
UK, 4'00, 2013 (NL)
You need to have all the right moves to survive on these streets. It helps if you can also tell your friends from your enemies.
Meet Meat
Juliaon Roels, Christine Shin, Eve Guastella, David Martins Da Silva, Mael Jaquen
Gobelins
France, 2'22, 2013 (NL)
Whaling is never a good idea, but if you must do it, at least go after the ones that cannot chase you down and eat you.
Initium
Alexandre Dechel, Adrien Lambert, Emeric Larochette, James Ross-Greetham
ArtFX
France, 5'00, 2013 (SL)
A super slick sci-fi romp following one Top Gun’s all out assault on breaking through the timesphere.
The N Station
Po-Han Lee, Chun-Wei Kuo, Chung-Shiuan Lin
National Taiwan University Of Arts
Taiwan, 6'21, 2012 (NL)
Understanding how The N Station works requires patience and a passion for the miniscule mechanics of it all.
The Stop
Sheng-Yu Tung
Southern Taiwan University Of Science & Technology
Taiwan, 2'54, 2012 (NL)
When does A stop become the LAST stop before the final journey?
White Gold
Ira Elshansky
Bezalel
Israel, 2'04, 2013 (NL)
Of the earth, crafted in thick relief from mud and clay. Such are the materials for crafting the most precious things of life.
IOA
Gabriel Moehring
HSLU
Switzerland, 2'12, 2013 (Sub)
Five inflatable little vowels philosophise about the meaning of life as they experience it.
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#4 AUSTRALIAN - SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 5.30PM CINEMA 1
51
Kristian Griggs
RMIT
Australia, 2'30, 2013 (NL)
We all know there is something in Area 51 but they can’t keep it locked up forever. It is going to make a run for it one day. Maybe it was just waiting for the right beats.
Flying Higher
Tom Rodwell
CSU Wagga Wagga
Australia, 1'16, 2013 (NL)
Every fantastic view needs its own soundtrack and sometimes the best way to get is ‘old school’.
The Mail / La Poste
Elijah Akouri
AIE Sydney
Australia, 7'22, 2013 (NL)
One mailman, a wiley post box and a finger crunching battle of wits.
Me / Them
Ariel Arthanto
RMIT
Australia, 4'04, 2013 (NL)
A young boy on a camping trip quickly learns that his companions view hunting in a very different light to him.
Just Keep
Lauren Edson
VCA
Australia, 1'20, 2013 (NL)
Connections in the wild come in all shapes, sizes – and colours!
Kwa Fu
Liwen Sun, Xinyu Cao, Yin-Ching Lai
RMIT (M-AIM)
Australia, 4'29, 2013 (NL)
Desperation takes hold as the Gods move in and the world begins to tear itself apart.
Surface Tension
Elena Renn
Griffith
Australia, 2'30, 2013 (NL)
The tension might be on the surface but it is underneath where all the pressure builds up.
Monument
Xuening Tang, Shane Reid
Griffith
Australia, 5'21, 2013 (NL)
“X” marks the spot but what if there is more than one “X” - and what if you are not entirely sure what you are looking for.
Karma
Rajat Sharma
UNSW
Australia, 4'18, 2013 (NL)
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. One definition of karma – even if Newton was talking about something else altogether.
Parcel
Jordan Hardy
JMC ACademy
Australia, 3'19, 2014 (SL)
One downtrodden little guy finally decides he has had enough. With voices ringing in his head, he makes a break for it.
Mass
Daniel McKenzie, Vlad Makovnik, Sam Koschade
Qantm/SAE
Australia, 4'17, 2014 (NL)
Deep space and it is wake up time. But something is not going to plan, the numbers are not adding up and a big mistake is about to be made.
Crave Stone
Aidan Judd
CSU Wagga Wagga
Australia, 2'00, 2013 (SL)
A fight to the grisly, bloody death for possession of a precious, magic gem.
Home
Richard Shilling
RMIT
Australia, 4'15, 2013 (SL)
Long abandoned, a sudden call for help from Earth brings three cautious warriors back to the old home planet to see who or what could be calling for help.
Machine Wash Only
Alice Peacock
CSU Wagga Wagga
Australia, 2'16, 2013 (NL)
This is exactly what happens when good machines go bad!
My Country
Ralph Stevenson, Jelena Sinik
UNSW/UTS
Australia, 2'26, 2014 (SL)
A beautiful stain glass tribute to this wide brown country.
Scraplings
Natasha de Bakker, Matthew Parsons
JMC Academy
Australia, 1'57, 2013 (NL)
A lonely rabbit braves his environment to repair his friend.
Tracker
Aidan May
Griffith
Australia, 5'06, 2013 (NL)
Green may signal GO – but that does not necessarily means it is safe to proceed.
Page 22
Bianca Ruhland
Deakin
Australia, 1'50, 2013 (NL)
Stuck on page 22, the super heroine needs some of her best moves to get to the last frame and claim her prize.
Correcting Colours
Isaac Swinerton, Josh Pedersen, Juan Chacolier, Nur Erguven, Sahan Gamage
JMC Academy
Australia, 3'02, 2014 (NL)
The best things in life are never just black and white, the real joy is the space where all the colours play and merge.


Start Game
Phillip Pryor
Holmesglen
Australia, 2'45, 2012 (SL)
An hilariously vicious take on life as a character in a video game. And being granted “invincibility status” is not necessarily the protection it appears to be.


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