International Program #2 (2009)

The backbone of the annual AIAF mission! With almost 100 films from more than two dozen countries, these three programs are your big picture view of the international animation scene.

Featured in AIAF2009
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (R 18+)
The Employment
Santiago Grasso

Everyone finds their place in this oddest of worlds in which people are employed in the strangest of ways for the strangest of reasons.

Runtime: 6:14
Year: 2008
Great Ambition
Malcolm Sutherland

What do yodelling and the Wild West have in common? This film. A short, sharp tribute to the classic UPA style of yore.

Runtime: 2:39
Year: 2008
Nice Day For A Picnic
Monica Gallab

The surreal, perpetual conveyor belt of life propels these characters towards the promise of a picnic.

Runtime: 4:18
Year: 2008
Daniel Lundqvuist

The town of Caply was a quiet and peaceful place until Boris was given a drum.

United States
Runtime: 3:25
Year: 2008
The Horrors: "She Is The New Thing"
Corin Hardy

A high-energy collage of live action and splattered ink drawing its momentum from horror flicks and severe anxiety.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:42
Year: 2008
Naturebreak: Roommates
Mike Hollingsworth

A clever - although ultimately lethal - solution to a conflict between thick-skinned housemates.

United States
Runtime: 1:52
Year: 2008
Stage Fright
Elina Minn

A true performer must swallow their pride, as well as their weak, tiny, petrified self.

Runtime: 1:46
Year: 2008
Out Of Focus
Ju-I Lin

All publicity is good publicity, if you play your cards right.

South Korea
Runtime: 2:34
Year: 2008
Twilight Circus
Pierre Migeot

Beyond the shadows, behind the scenes and under the skin of a macabre circus.

Runtime: 3:35
Year: 2008
Frederic Schaeffer

Hey, most of the problems in the world are the result of basic misunderstandings.

Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2008
Rabbit Punch
Kristian Andrews

A disturbing story about two young boys playing dangerous games. Evil begins at home and it takes root early.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:32
Year: 2008

A life-size street animation that travels across the city, consuming, co-opting and mutating its environment as it goes.

Runtime: 6:52
Year: 2008
Julie Engaas

The way the world sounds and feels to a person with a visual impairment. A film that drives home a rare insight with velvet glove force.

Runtime: 7:35
Year: 2008
In Limbo
Michelle Ettlin

A young man's concerned parents discuss his strange behaviour from every imaginable perspective.

Runtime: 3:46
Year: 2008
Anton Setola

Jazz takes a moody city and turns it upside down and inside out then gives it back to us with beautiful, perfectly matched imagery.

Runtime: 6:43
Year: 2008
The Heart Of Amos Klein
Uri Kranot, Michal Kranot

During heart surgery, Amos Klein's life - and the history of Israel - flashes before his eyes.

Runtime: 14:41
Year: 2008