International Program #1 (2018)
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 4,000+ films competing for your love. 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. Be the first to experience these beautiful films on the big screen!
Luis Uson, Andres Aguilar
In the toon biz you fall further, land harder and bounce back quicker. But you're still stuck in traffic on the way home.
The unconsciously graceful, confounding ballet of the modern-day airport experience.
The tallest man in the world finds he no longer feels at home in London. Feeling hunted, he yearns for escape.
United KingdomRuntime: 2:30
A song tribute to street people delivered in a joyous barrage of roughly hewn, colourful imagery.
The master of mayhem returns with a crazed tour-de-force involving plane wrecks, suspicious powders and one hell of a hound.
United StatesRuntime: 5:35
A drop of water meets a drop of oil unleashing the kind of morphing choreography that only animation can bring to life.
|Spectacle Of The Real
Buck Design, Orion Tait, Thomas Schmid, Daniel Oeffinger
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men" - Roald Dahl.
United StatesRuntime: 1:48
Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion
As the environment changes, new hybrid creatures mutate along with it in strange and unpredictable ways.
A visual ode to the grabbed, found and overheard sounds of London delivered in an intensely rendered water-coloured canvas.
United KingdomRuntime: 2:45
It's safer inside - less crazy too. But when you do have to go out, go in a crowd and go in a rush. It's the only way.
A breathtaking, bold and painterly film streaming images, thoughts and memories of random experiences.
Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
There is a beautiful and precise artform to packing a suitcase and - as we all know - art transcends science.
|Five Thirty Five
Quitting time it may be but the commute home tonight has turned the surreal up to 11... or 12!
United KingdomRuntime: 5:24