Australian Student Showcase (2022)

AIAF Wagga Wagga hosts a collection of the best new Australian animation. This is the first opportunity each year to see a comprehensive collection of new Australian films, many of them introduced by the filmmakers in attendance. A vital and popular program, there aren't many opportunities to see Australian animation on the big screen and each year AIAF probably shows more than any other event in the world. This is an opportunity to see what Australian animators are doing, how they're doing it and how the art form is traveling.

Featured in AIAF2022
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Self Proclaimed Self Proclaimed
Abigail Yan Min Yeo

Confronting the onset of disconnect in our society, 'Self Proclaimed' questions the reality of mental turmoil seen in our peers.

Runtime: 1:09
Year: 2021
Baby On Board Baby On Board
Kristina Cornell

Despite his inelegance, a panicked husband pulls out all the stops to get his wife to the hospital before she gives birth.

Runtime: 3:11
Year: 2021
Confidence Snatcher Confidence Snatcher
Simone Jones

A kind young girl has her confidence snatched by bullies. But what happens when she is unable to grow back the confidence she lost?

Runtime: 6:02
Year: 2021
Ballroom Ballroom
Yang Hu

Elena, a female fashion creator, has reached a personal plateau. Under enormous pressure from the world around her, she tries to hide in a world of surreal illusion. 

Runtime: 7:25
Year: 2022
Backfire Backfire
Jacob Sadler, Emily Hestelow, William Savage

Backfire is an action-adventure short film about perceived expectations within family relationships.

Runtime: 5:14
Year: 2021
Knock, Knock? Knock, Knock?
Matilda Berger

Two Auslan-speaking clowns, Buttons and Cornflake, are on the run. They attempt to hide out in the desert motel for the night.

Runtime: 2:32
Year: 2021
The Fisherman's Ghost The Fisherman's Ghost
Will Beattie

A fisherman isolated in the middle of the ocean is drawn to the waters beneath him and forced to confront the horrors that lie beneath.

Runtime: 2:37
Year: 2021
Unsung Unsung
Lucinda McIntyre

When faced with assault from another crewmember, Micha jumps ship to escape and finds an unlikely ally in a group of sirens.

Runtime: 3:47
Year: 2021
Gone Fishin' Gone Fishin'
Jack Cornish

A simple man stuck on a desert island finds something in common with an unlikely friend.

Runtime: 3:40
Year: 2021
Down The Rabbit Hole Down The Rabbit Hole
Sabrina Chan

The feeling of losing one's self and having to dig so far down to find yourself again - it's like you're in a different world.

Runtime: 4:09
Year: 2021
Off the Rails Off the Rails
Isabelle Coury, Bel Holborow

Off the Rails

Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2021
An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It
Lachlan Pendragon

A young telemarketer uncovers the flaws in his stop-motion universe with the help of a mysterious talking ostrich.

Runtime: 11:18
Year: 2021