Best of International Student Animation (2018)

A selection of the best new student animation drawn from almost 100 grad reels from more than 20 countries. These films defy any notion of amateur status and showcase amazing competitive talent that demands attention and makes waves. And you are the jury - your vote determines the winner AND you go in the prize to win a DOUBLE Festival Pass to MIAF 2018.

Featured in AIAF2018
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Chen Libman

It definitely looks like the insects are moving up the chain... rapidly!

Runtime: 3:48
Year: 2018
Words Are Things
Emily Ramsay

Some day we'll be able to measure the power of words but in the meantime let's be careful about the words we use.

New Zealand
Runtime: 1:15
Year: 2017
Alex Klexber

The sky may be the limit but it's the ground that defines the descent.

Runtime: 5:49
Year: 2017
Boneyard Angel
Hannah Subotnick

A simple - and simply beautiful - visual poem drawing inspiration from the constellations.

United States
Runtime: 1:30
Year: 2017
Crushed In Space
Janice Chun

Ahhh, unrequited romance. You find it even amongst the asteroids.

United States
Runtime: 5:51
Year: 2017
Good Bye To Okuba
Shinya Hashizume

It starts out looking like a battle to the death - man against monster, the very survival of the city at stake.

Runtime: 3:06
Year: 2017
Pas D'Yeux
Thao Dan Nguyen Phan

We all want to be complete, some of us just have to work harder than others to get there.

United States
Runtime: 3:19
Year: 2017
The Man With Birds
Quentin Marcault

On a lonely mountain, a changing of the guard is getting underway.

Runtime: 4:23
Year: 2017
The Potion Controversy
Oscar Stockdale

It's a lesson most dictators take a long time to learn - and even then, they tend to learn the hard way.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:52
Year: 2017
Szandra Pataki

A dark, balletic battle for the very substance of two souls plays out in the space between them.

Runtime: 6:33
Year: 2016
Samuel Puchovsky

Sure, size isn't everything but it depends how big the difference is. Of course, being nimble has its advantages.

Runtime: 1:28
Year: 2017
Lotus Lantern
Calvin Xingpei Shen

What do we see when we look in the mirror and what do we imagine when we look beyond it.

United States
Runtime: 6:30
Year: 2017
The Outgrowth
Daiki Morinaga

An alternative take on the birth of our moon and what one woman lost in the process of creating it.

Runtime: 5:32
Year: 2017
War Marks
Meshy Koplevitch

In a world on a constant war-footing, the power of beauty and the need for permanent vigilance constantly intertwine.

Runtime: 6:22
Year: 2017
Anna-Mariya Georgieva

"Secrets are such ugly, poisonous seeds hiding in the pit of your brain."

United Kingdom
Runtime: 2:48
Year: 2017
Pumped Up
Marion Ichard

Everything is not quite as squared away on the floor as it seems on down at the tile shop.

Runtime: 4:16
Year: 2017
Hui-Ting Lu

Talk about ya inmates taking over the asylum!!

Runtime: 4:04
Year: 2017