International Program #2

The International Programs are the backbone of the festival line-up. The freshest new shorts taken from the 2,500+ that entered (a record, folks!!). There's every style, every technique, every genre. Drawn from a global call for entries, they are a set of headlights illuminating the current state of the international indie and auteur animation scene worldwide. Straight from their desk to your eyeballs.
Featured in AIAF2014
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Na Ni Nu Ne No No
Manabu Himeda
Hey Nu! Hey You! We have to be "Na Ni Ne No" without you! Hey Nu.

Japan
Runtime: 3:04
Year: 2013
Betty's Blues
Remi Vandenitte
One night in the Boogie Woogie Club down on Jackson, a small group of jaded barflies get a lesson in the origin of the Blues.

Belgium
Runtime: 11:45
Year: 2013
Echo
Merlin Flugel
A bizarre, constantly confounding landscape populated by a strange and contorting population of shape shifting creatures.

Germany
Runtime: 4:49
Year: 2013
Big Hands Oh Big Hands
Lei Lei
A window into the richly surreal world of super-charged Big Hand Proliferation - with songs (sort of)!

China
Runtime: 6:00
Year: 2012
Jazz That Nobody Asked For
Esben Fisker, Rune Fisker
Pop the box, release the energy, unleash the band. The beat can take it from here.

Denmark
Runtime: 4:11
Year: 2013
Resistant Soul
Simone Massi
Early May, 1944. On Mt St Angelo there is a house which is filled with sleep and the dreams of peasants, partisans and a child.

Italy
Runtime: 4:41
Year: 2013
Strange Wonderful
Stephanie Swart
A bubble-eyed cacophony of indescribable schemes from the other side of this guy's mental looking glass.

United States
Runtime: 4:19
Year: 2013
Land
Masanobu Hiraoka
A visually delicious banquet of high concept digital dis-abstractionism.

Japan
Runtime: 3:42
Year: 2013
A Wolf In The Tree
Jiaxing Lin
A woman and a wolf mingle their uncertain worlds of ambiguities in a search for their separate, but entwined, fates.

China
Runtime: 9:32
Year: 2012
Parking Lot
Joshua Catalano
A highly imaginative, geometrically challenging re-think of the ways cars are designed, move and what they mean to us.

Spain
Runtime: 3:07
Year: 2013
Wee Willie Winkie
Yusuke Sakamoto
Clearly the locals want to stop the man in the street slowly beating the giant crawfish but where does the guy married to a sexy poached egg fit in?

Japan
Runtime: 6:39
Year: 2013
Bendito Machine IV
Jossie Malis
A superbly crafted journey of fascinating intricacy leads us - eventually - to a vision of our near future which should not be ignored.

Spain
Runtime: 9:54
Year: 2012