ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present
International Program #2
Sat 15 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. Ludovic Houplain, France, 2018 (SL)
A rush in reverse down a six lane highway through every great plague of our time: art, data, sports, religion, sex, politics and finance.
Any Instant Whatever
dir. Michelle Brand, UK, 2019 (NL)
A man in a room in a film – a journey into our perception of time, bodies, objects and our ability to comprehend the full motion of things.
The Taste Of Loneliness
dir. Laura Passalacqua, France, 2018 (NL)
The bedroom is an empty place, the garden full of huge, weirdly familiar entities and here an astonished character begins a curious self-analysis.
dir. Natalia Ryss, Canada, 2019 (Sung)
The rough hewn digital torn paper style of this music video proves to be the perfect design match for the velvet electric feel of the music.
dir. Gina Kamentsky, USA, 2019 (NL)
An escaped laboratory rat navigates through a sea of punctuation.
I’m Going Out For Cigarettes
dir. Osman Cerfon, France, 2019 (Subs)
Jonathan, a 12-year-old boy, lives with his mother and sister in an apartment that harbours men living in the drawers and cupboards.
Dreams Into Drawing
dir. Koji Yamamura, Japan, 2019 (SL)
The painter Kuwagata Keisai lived over 200 years ago He created “Ways To Sketch” a series of richly illustrated picture books.
dir. Rachel Fitzgerald, Ireland, 2019 (SL)
“What a lie it is to say that love conquers all. I would have danced on fire for you. But….”
dir. Patrick Smith, USA, 2019 (NL)
Pills and capsules choreographed into a cacophonous satirical commentary on our infatuation with prescription drugs.
Airship Of Unknown Direction
dir. Alexandra Galitskova, Russia, 2019 (NL)
This is a story about Rain, who wants to fly but fate has other plans for her.
dir. Riho Unt, Estonia, 2020 (Subs)
Jaan, an eccentric inventor is about to launch into the sky when he is joined by the spirits of da Vinci and his neglected wife.