International Program #3

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)
Stoplight
Simon Wilches
In this macabre circus/traffic management mash-up, red is the new black and psychedelic clowns call all the shots.

Colombia
Runtime: 3:03
Year: 2012
5 Metres 80
Nicolas Deveaux
If you ever wondered what a troupe of high diving gymnast giraffes might look like then this will amaze you.

France
Runtime: 5:40
Year: 2012
Allergy To Originality
Drew Christie
Well, throughout the history of art in general aren't all works in large part repetitions of the tradition, appropriation is an artistic device.... wait a minute, THIS from the guy selling the tickets!

United States
Runtime: 4:45
Year: 2013
The Me Bird
18BIS
A masterpiece of hand-made animation filled to the brim with 3,500-you-won't-belive-your-eyes frames of pure animated magnificence.

Brazil
Runtime: 2:23
Year: 2013
Somewhere
Nicolas Renard
If you're stuck in a box you might as well at least be going somewhere interesting - fast!!

United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:50
Year: 2013
Winter And Lizard
Julia Gromskaya
Returning as an adult, a woman embarks on an imaginary flight through the best memories of a house she knew as a child.

Italy
Runtime: 3:31
Year: 2013
Ascension
Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione, Martin de Coudenhove, Thomas Bourdis
Life was never meant to be easy and devotion can be a harsh mistress especially when your limbs tend to fall off randomly.

France
Runtime: 7:09
Year: 2013
Batz
Aurelien Predal, Max Maleo
A wild and crazed high speed romp following a couple of bats that sustain the kind of physical damage that only animated characters can limp away from.

France
Runtime: 7:21
Year: 2013
Lost Senses
Marcin Wasilewski
Cloud surfing in from the high heavens, a couple find an unusual sanctuary amidst the every changing landscape of a surreal floating island.

Poland
Runtime: 6:01
Year: 2013
Non Euclidean Geometry
Skirma Jakaite, Solveiga Masteikaite
A consistent system of definitions, assumptions, and proofs that describe such objects as points, lines and planes. It is also beautiful to look at.

Luxembourg
Runtime: 11:13
Year: 2013
Cobwebs
Wiep Teeuwisse
Visual genius. The simplest of life's transactions depicted with all the subtle complexities of some of nature's most intricate constructions.

Netherlands
Runtime: 1:47
Year: 2013
Portlandia-Zero Rats
Rob Shaw
Some happy rats celebrate the opening of a no-packaging food store by planning a raid. But planning is not really their forte.

United States
Runtime: 3:03
Year: 2013
Fly Me To The Moon
Miklos Felvideiki
Lots of people get drunk and wake up some place they cannot recall getting to. But this guy is a LONG way from home.

Netherlands
Runtime: 5:19
Year: 2013
365
The Brothers McLeod
365 one second vignettes, one a day for a year. An epic, quintessentially animated marathon with the variety meter turned up to max.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:56
Year: 2013
Wildebeest
Ant Blades
Wildebeest will never be scholars but surely they are cleverer than this!!

United States
Runtime: 1:00
Year: 2013
Ex Animo
Wojciech Wojtkowski
A drawn animation of staggering imagination and audacious skill. An absolute thrill to watch and a feast for the eyes. The only way to close and animation festival.

Poland
Runtime: 6:52
Year: 2013