ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present
Thu 13 May 2021
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A survey of short films showcasing the incredible artistry and skill of Australian animators.
Nobody screens more Australian animation than MIAF. We proudly open the festival each year with the Australian Showcase which surveys the incredible artistry and skill of Australian animators. This is a chance for those great local films to get some time on the big screen, where they belong. Makes sure you don’t miss this chance to catch the best of home-grown films.
Meanwhile, At The Abandoned Factory …
dir. Michael Cusack
An intrepid reporter, in a race against explosive oblivion, puts out the call for Super Hero assistance. There’s just one problem…
dir. Scott Franceschini, Australia, 2019
Classic, old-school cartoony styling and the Boom-Boom vibe of an old-time Speak Easy.
dir. Glynn Urquhart, Australia, 2020
Plagued by questions around his own existence, a man is born anew.
In My Own Skin
dir. Huni Bolliger and Johanna Bell, Australia, 2019
Aboriginal woman Elliana Lawford’s moving tale about shedding her cultural shame.
dir. Sal Cooper and Flight Risk, Australia, 2018
An Etude is an hallucinatory hand drawn animation that explores the interior emotional states that precede a dissociative crisis.
dir. Phil Henderson, Australia, 2019
Who needs triangles? Apparently, the hippopotamus is the correct semi-aquatic mammal to ask. Pythagoras? Never heard of her.
dir. Michael Kenny, Australia, 2019
A timely, evocative window on a changing environment that will ultimately affect every creature which lives in it.
dir. Eva Collins, Australia, 2020
A little girl’s love of Stalin is suddenly shattered.
Night, Good Night
dir. Vann Law, Australia, 2019
Every night, a promise is kept. As the sun sets, a special train runs to escort a passenger back into the city before dawn.
Home Is Inside Us – 2020 Vision
dir. Paul Fletcher, Australia, 2020
Where are the homes of our longings, hopes and collective dreams?
One Night Only
dir. Matt Bissett-Johnson, Australia, 2018
The Amazing Pigly puts on the show of a lifetime. No refunds.
dir. Daryl Munton, Australia, 2019
Living in a wasteland of discarded junk, way below the beautiful floating city, a young junk yard dweller chases after her only valuable possession.
The Aevum Circle
dir. Andrew C Formosa, Australia, 2020
In this fantastical world of sword and sorcery, of machine and magic a centuries-long peace has held between the great cities of Vysidia and Eth Duur.
dir. Savva Tsekmes, Australia, 2020
Based on the giant-impact hypothesis, “The Wanderer” is an ode to the moon as our Earth’s oldest companion.
dir. Bryce Pemberton, Australia, 2018
Some unfinished business in the bush leads a bonehead to make a choice to escape his own fate.
Under The Flight Path
dir. Hans Bildstein, Australia, 2019
A hyper-animated attempt to capture the devastating effects of rampant cowboy capitalism.