THURSDAY 26 JUNE,
8.30PM CINEMA 1
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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 program includes Steven
Woloshen’s (MIAF10's special guest) fantastic new cameraless
masterpiece 1000 PLATEAUS (2004-2014) made entirely by hand and
by scratching and painting images directly on to film stock.
MIAF’s international competition sessions
are the backbone of the festival and screen almost daily throughout
the festival, providing a comprehensive overview of the international
indie animation scene chosen from 2,900 entries!
SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles
> RENDER Conference Day 1 - 'Why
Abstract Animation Matters': Friday 20 June
> McLarens Influences - 100 Year Anniversary
Tribute: Fri 20 June 8pm
> Masterclass 'Outside the Box' with Sabrina
Schmid (UK): Sunday 22 June 3.30pm
> Installation Animation Programs: Sun
22 June from 4pm
> International Program #1:
Sat 21 June, 8.00pm / Sat 28 June, 1.00pm
> International Program #2: Mon 23 June,
6.15pm / Sat 28 June, 3.00pm
> International Program #3: Tue 24 June,
6.15pm / Sat 28 June, 8.15pm
> International Program #4: Fri 27 June,
6.15pm / Sun 29 June, 4.00pm
> International Program #5: Sat 28 June,
4.45pm / Sun 29 June, 5.45pm
> International Program #6: Sat 28 June,
> Late Night Bizarre: Sat 21 June, 9.30pm
> Late Night Macabre: Sat 28 June, 9.30pm
> BLEND Symposium screening: Wed 25
USA, 5'41, 2013 (NL)
An animated visualisation of the 1973
Gheorghe Constinescu work ‘Dots, Lines, And Patches’
commissioned by the composer.
Germany, 3'00, 2012 (NL)
A complex and intriguing abstracted
journey, tracing one snail’s circular cultural evolution.
China, 3'28, 2012 (NL)
From line to surface, melody to harmony,
purity to sensuality, from black and white to color. A recent work
from a master of the form.
USA, 0'40, 2013 (NL)
Sometimes, abstraction can be found
in the everyday, right underneath your feet. In fact, sometimes
it kind of finds you, you just have to look hard enough.
Japan, 6'00, 2013 (NL)
Vocal calisthenics and an ultra stunning
example of the peak art of synchronisation.
Psychology - Messages From Synapse 27
Australia, 3'14, 2013 (NL)
A lively blast of attention grabbing
sound and images take licence with ideas from the neuroscience of
communication between neurons carried by synapses – or something
USA, 1'30, 2013 (NL)
In an act of near ultimate meta filmmaking,
a 16mm film has been dismantled to its tiniest fragments and reassembled
as a projectable montage.
Canada, 6'00, 2012 (NL)
"Listening with his eyes,"
prolific Canadian filmmaker Jean Detheux has strived to create a
piece that focuses on that sensitive and elusive space that can
exist between music and images.
USA, 5'30, 2013 (NL)
An abstract animation that seeks to
extend the language of landscape and natural forms into the sensual
and psychological space of painting and dance.
Holland, 8'30, 2013 (NL)
A unique journey across a topography
created entirely from a form of digital light and shadow, that have
been affected by a bristling terrain of poles bending that light
in every direction.
Canada, 3'10, 2012 (NL)
Pirouetting through the innards of the
boards, precious metals and wiring that make up our computers, this
film works as an exploration into our informatics and electronic
Thomas Stellmach, Maja Oschmann
Germany, 7'30, 2013 (NL)
An invitation to associative realisation
via a parade of abstract ink drawings that meander through timid encounters
and dynamic pursuits.
Lei Lei, Thomas Sauvin
China, 5'32, 2012 (NL)
An exhaustively created moving image mural
of Beijing and her inhabitants, painstakingly extracted from an archive
of half a million 35mm negatives.
Canada, 2'35, 2013 (NL)
An intensely imaginative exploration of
the way we interact with the opposing pages of a book, utilising a
vast collection of lead and wood type to print directly onto film
Plateaus (2004 -2014)
Canada, 3'22, 2014 (NL)
Made entirely in the front seat of a
car with simple art tools direct to film, this hand-made short celebrates
the joy of road maps, travel and jazz music.