International Program #3 (2015)
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 3,500+ that entered (a smashing new record folks!!) 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. Step right up - get 'em while they're hot!
|Fantoons - Chasing Mr Big
David Calcano, Nacho Rodriguez
Classic, old school, crazy toon-towne animation at its best. Super-charged animated mayhem following one poor guy's very bad day.
United KingdomRuntime: 4:25
A pigeon's life is not an easy one. The dodgy rep about being flying rats can be depressing. But having your kids nibble off your toes is the worst.
United StatesRuntime: 4:34
Ignatz Johnson Higham
A clever visual patchwork of domestik illusyonyn shining a subtle light in the things we never ask and we never tell.
United KingdomRuntime: 4:35
A beguiling combination of wondrous eye-candy and a reminder that waiting in line in an orderly fashion does not always render positive results.
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Entangled together in a complex tango, victim and victimiser dance against the bonds that tie them together.
A jumbled pastiche of colourful imagery makes the perfect dance partner for a rapidly disintegrating depiction of one boy's understanding of his father.
United KingdomRuntime: 5:48
Channelling Hemmingway is as good a start point as any to explore a force so powerful it can defy gravity and carry us past the beyond.
Obscured by a lunar eclipse, a circus lion taming act morphs into a deadly, delicate game of hide and seek.
|The Tale Of The Plump Bird
A beautifully hand-crafted film surveying the shifting sands and malleable priorities of the relationship between a special bird and its unusual caretaker.
Initially an enchanting dance of circles gradually veers into the purely abstract realm through superimposing two drafting templates, resulting in a cascade of 'chance' animation.
Barney pushes the wrong button and finds himself begging for directions from a naked God of the Internet.
United StatesRuntime: 4:56
|Jiro Visits The Dentist
Jiro has a dream about the artist formerly known as Prince and visits the dentist with his friend, the Lighthouse Phone Man.
United StatesRuntime: 1:30
Everybody knows the story of Laika the dog, the first creature launched into space by the Russians. Popular theory is that Laika was a stray, but what if there was an owner. The story of an epic and crazed search.