ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present
International Program #1
Fri 14 May 2021
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One of three stunning programs showcasing the awesome diversity of animation made up from 4,000+ submissions. Every technique, every genre, every style – your annual deep-dive into the international indie animation universe.
dir. Piotr Milczarek, Poland, 2019 (NL)
An unusual rain and one anonymous superhero’s thankless effort to stem the tide.
There Were Four Of Us
dir. Cassie Shao, USA, 2019 (Subs)
Four characters trapped in a room try to divine the reason behind a death.
dir. Elizabeth Hobbs, UK, 2019 (NL)
One day a humble fisherman catches an enchanted fish. Can the fish help him and his wife improve their lot?
dir. Sasha Svirsky, Russia, 2019 (NL)
Another all colour, all noise, all changing rocket ride from one of our favourite artists!
Live A Little
dir. Jenny Jokela, UK, 2019 (SL)
A visual poem about struggling to fit in to a patriarchal society’s views on how a young woman should behave.
dir. Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti and Quentin Tireloque, France, 2019 (NL)
A high octane, high definition, close up view of the animal urge to go faster than anybody dreamed possible.
dir. Mateusz Lenart, Poland, 2019 (NL)
A day in the life of a man who does everything to change the reality he lives in, even if just for a moment.
Lursaguak. Scenes From Life
dir. Izibene Onederra, Spain, 2019 (SL)
As Hélène Cixous said, we live in a time when millions of voles of an unknown species are undermining the conceptual basis of an age-old culture.
Uncle Thomas – Accounting For The Days
dir. Regina Pessoa, Portugal, 2019 (Subs)
An exquisitely crafted tribute to Pessoa’s eccentric uncle, an artistic inspiration who played a key role in her becoming a filmmaker.
Girl In The Hallway
dir. Valerie Barnhart, Canada, 2018 (SL)
Why does 'Little Red Riding Hood' give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still.