International Program #1 (2018)

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 4,000+ films competing for your love. 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. Be the first to experience these beautiful films on the big screen!

Featured in AIAF2018
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Luis Uson, Andres Aguilar

In the toon biz you fall further, land harder and bounce back quicker. But you're still stuck in traffic on the way home.

Runtime: 6:11
Year: 2017
Airport Airport
Michaela Muller

The unconsciously graceful, confounding ballet of the modern-day airport experience.

Runtime: 10:35
Year: 2017
Old Bones
Daniel Stankler

The tallest man in the world finds he no longer feels at home in London. Feeling hunted, he yearns for escape.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:30
Year: 2017
Parking Attendant
Dante Zaballa

A song tribute to street people delivered in a joyous barrage of roughly hewn, colourful imagery.

Runtime: 1:48
Year: 2017
Cop Dog
Bill Plympton

The master of mayhem returns with a crazed tour-de-force involving plane wrecks, suspicious powders and one hell of a hound.

United States
Runtime: 5:35
Year: 2017
Tom Tassel

A drop of water meets a drop of oil unleashing the kind of morphing choreography that only animation can bring to life.

Runtime: 5:40
Year: 2016
Spectacle Of The Real
Buck Design, Orion Tait, Thomas Schmid, Daniel Oeffinger

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men" - Roald Dahl.

United States
Runtime: 1:48
Year: 2016
Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion

As the environment changes, new hybrid creatures mutate along with it in strange and unpredictable ways.

Runtime: 6:18
Year: 2017
Silent London
Ivelina Ivanova

A visual ode to the grabbed, found and overheard sounds of London delivered in an intensely rendered water-coloured canvas.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:45
Year: 2017
Red Garage
Max Litvinov

It's safer inside - less crazy too. But when you do have to go out, go in a crowd and go in a rush. It's the only way.

Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2017
Strange Case
Zbigniew Czapla

A breathtaking, bold and painterly film streaming images, thoughts and memories of random experiences.

Runtime: 13:29
Year: 2017
Negative Space
Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

There is a beautiful and precise artform to packing a suitcase and - as we all know - art transcends science.

Runtime: 5:23
Year: 2017
Five Thirty Five
Alex Dunford

Quitting time it may be but the commute home tonight has turned the surreal up to 11... or 12!

United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:24
Year: 2017