2020 Update: Dear AIAF faithful, we are primed and ready to go but also want a happy and healthy audience living without fear of COVID-19 by following the best advice given by the world’s leading health experts. No-one wants death stares if they dare sneeze in the cinema, or security guards counting toilet sheets; so we are holding back the festival until health officials declare it is safe to play this year’s Late Night Bizarre. We thank you for all your fantastic support and patience, knowing you will look after each other and take care until we hopefully see you soonish! :)
4,000 submissions - 120+ films - 10 Programs - BIG Prizes - FREE Session
Wagga Wagga is proud to present the 18th anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF). This internationally renowned event features over 120 prestigious films adeptly selected from more than 4,000 submissions from all around the world. The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation and the premiere screening of this highly acclaimed collection is happening right here in Wagga Wagga!
The festival showcases an eclectic mix of films and will give audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the international creative animation scene. A series of free talks and workshops given by award-winning filmmakers from Australia and overseas will provide those with questioning minds a chance to learn more about how and why these films get made. There are many more surprises yet to be announced so come along and thoroughly enjoy the AIAF experience!
What is AIAF?
The Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) is a non-profit venture bringing the worlds’ best animation to Australian audiences. Our ethos is to bring incredible, independent, inspiring, experimental, quality animation to as wide an audience as possible by presenting a true snapshot of the international animation scene on the big screen in Wagga Wagga. The mission is not only to bring quality animated films to the masses, but to build upon an untapped network of diverse artists with the potential to drive the future economy of creative industries. Our reward is attracting passionate animation enthusiasts in the undoubtedly one of the most relaxed and informal animation festivals you’ll find anywhere.