International Program #2

The International Programs are the backbone of the whole AIAF mission. Your up-to-date snapshot of the world's independent animation scene. The freshest new shorts taken from the 3,500+ that entered (a smashing new 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. Step right up - get 'em while they're hot!
Featured in AIAF2015
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Bendito Machine V
Jossie Malis
The Bendito Machine continues. If aliens arrived from outer space would they understand the wars we fight and the destruction we bring upon ourselves?

Spain
Runtime: 11:54
Year: 2014
Scoop
McLeod Brothers
Clark and Tiffany take their Chopper-Chopper to the annual Lava Fish Day to watch Lava Fish Man erupt red-hot seafood from his crack. But something's wrong.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:03
Year: 2014
Genuine Suede
Dax Norman
Dax Norman clearly has Picasso and Dali trapped in his imagination - and it looks like they are both fighting hard to get out.

United States
Runtime: 2:51
Year: 2014
1900 Story Boards
Shu Cao
1900 frames pulled from a variety of classic movies and re-animated into a new whole.

China
Runtime: 2:19
Year: 2013
Play Like A Driver
Manabu Himeda
The latest wondrously confounding mini-masterpiece from a Tama University rising star. A surreal, psychedelic take on driving naked - and other stuff!

Japan
Runtime: 2:37
Year: 2013
The Pride Of Strathmoor
Einar Baldvin
WARNING: Contains strobing effects. Paralysing and inexplicable terror stalks our world cloaked in many guises, its departing legacy often more destructive than its time among us.

United States
Runtime: 8:30
Year: 2014
The Sleepwalker
Theodore Ushev
How does this guy do it? One of the world's most prolific animators hits us with a visual cacophony that most us couldn't imagine, let alone begin to create.

Canada
Runtime: 4:18
Year: 2014
Nothing Else But Water
Patrick De Carvalho
Celebrating the safe return of a ship of intrepid explorers, a young pig wonders where he fits into it all.

France
Runtime: 4:42
Year: 2014
The Master
Riho Unt
Through an utterly mysteriously chain of events, the house has a new master. But possessing a visceral memory of pass cruelties does not necessarily translate into a more humane regime once the victimised assume control.

Estonia
Runtime: 17:33
Year: 2014
House Of Unconsciousness
Priit Tender
A man must navigate a bizarre hell of his own making if he is to control the fire that may consume all that matters to him.

Estonia
Runtime: 10:40
Year: 2015