Australian Showcase (2012)
A chance for Australian animation to come front and centre. This is the first comprehensive snapshot of Australian animation in 2012 and if this collection is anything to go by, creative Australian animation is in greeeeat shape. One of our most important and popular programs. 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 artform is traveling. After the screening there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
The stranger has but one humble little municipality left to chart before he can go home. There must be a reason this lost city has never been mapped before.
Life hanging on a hook is as much about perspective as fate - not that fate pays any attention.
An exciting, utterly absorbing ballet of light and movement emerging from the swamp, running a hundred late night, back alley gauntlets and back to the swamp again.
A graceful and uber-colourful swim amongst the creatures of a deep blue netherworld.
A beautifully simple film - moving life with fruit, sailing ship and Hills Hoist.
|Gob The Space Cadet
Lieutenant Gob cuts quite a figure as he races across the cosmos - he's in a hurry, it's the biggest day of his life.
Size is important in sumo - but if you have to have the right moves too. A fondness for the classics helps as well.
Christmas has rolled around and the pressure is on. Can't do the lousy supermarket coleslaw, better not bring cruddy presents - and gotta find a girlfriend fast!
Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell
A long road, two cars, two guys and a generation divide and a single pack of cigarettes.
An intricately synchronised, exquisitely elegant chorus of lines - the purest form of animation perfectly performed.
Master of life and death. A mistake made in the flush of naive youth - a gun pointlessly pointed at a noble creature of the night.
An ephemeral study in simple black line of the transparent, transient simplicity of nature and some of her loveliest forms.
|Dukes Of Broxstonia - Tomatoes
Yeah - The Dukes! And this time the drummer is totally strung out on tomato sauce.
|One Past Midnight
There's evil in the house at the top of the hill. Something happened in the incandescent light at one past midnight.
|The Last Photo
Just stunning! My father went missing in action during the war. I always thought he was just across the sea, or over the mountain, just out of sight.... and that is where I went to find him, to the end of the earth.