Australian Panorama

A 'snap shot' of the contemporary animation scene in Australia. Each year, the Australian International Animation Festival gathers a collection of recently released films by established Australian animators and mixes them with films by promising newcomers to give audiences a feel for what is happening and what the future of the artform might hold.
Featured in AIAF2007
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
Carnivore Reflux
The People's Republic of Animation
A delicious, juicy look into humankinds carnivorous ways.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 7:08
Year: 2006
Cry from the past
Susan Stamp
A beautiful, evocatively hand crafted film depicting one woman's memories of her relationship with the sea.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:59
Year: 2007
Gav Stevenson
As we drain our rivers of water, we have to expect that - one day - the fish will strike back.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 3:32
Year: 2005
Stephanie Brotchie, Chris Pahlow, Maia Tarrell
A series of fraught tales - large, small, embarrassing and occassionally pornagraphic.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 8:00
Year: 2006
Michael Cusack
In the blue grey midnight shadow of a lonely hilltop castle, a gargoyle begins his patrol.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 9:06
Year: 2006
The Boy Who Loved the Rain
Thomas Fraser
A film that fully embraces all the wonderous impossibilities of animation.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 6:44
Year: 2006
Paper City Architects
Daniel Agdag
A visually fascinating, meticulously created film depicting one man's battle with uncaring power.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 6:31
Year: 2006
The Lecture
Clint Cure
Animation is HARD!". "Hard". "There's no shortcuts. "Yeah, no shortcuts". Two lecturers work it out over a few beers.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 4:04
Year: 2006
Songs From The Haven Of Despair
Jazzmen Lee-Johnson

An easy inclusion in the program. A film that draws from a rich gallery of stencil & street art imagery with a great sound track thrown in for good measure.

Country: Australia , United States
Runtime: 6:35
Year: 2006
Lachlan Dean
An ethereal piece that reminds us animation is, at heart, all about the illusion of movement.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 1:57
Year: 2006
The Flight
Hung Lin
Even in this day and age, not everyone is comfortable with the notion of flying.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 2:04
Year: 2006
Gloomy Valentine
Isabel Peppard
The hilltop highs and the floating black hearted moments of a gloomy valentine.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 5:30
Year: 2006
Sam and Piccolo
Adam Walker
Sam, a man, and Piccolo, a creature, live together in an isolated valley.
Country: Australia
Runtime: 14:16
Year: 2006