Still from '4:3' (2019)
4:3 (2019)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Abstract Showcase

Unclassified (All Ages)

COVID-19 update

Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI will be temporarily closed from Fri 16 July. Unfortunately, the Wed 21 Jul Abstract Showcase session will be cancelled until further notice.

Customers with tickets for these dates will be automatically refunded via the card they made the purchase with. If your card has expired, please email to make alternative arrangements. Refunds may take 5-10 days to appear in your account.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Look after yourself, and each other.


Abstract animation is the most imaginative of all artforms.

To succeed it relies on the most fundamental elements of what an animated film is – movement, shape, colour, rhythm, design and transformation. MIAF has championed this absorbing form of animating since the beginning and our annual Abstract Showcase brings the best, most expressive examples of the artform to the screen.

Short films

Ross Hogg
UK, 4 mins 50 secs, 2019

Richard Reeves
Canada, 2 mins, 2018

Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovacic
Austria, 5 mins, 2020

Francois Couperin. The Alarm Clock
Natalia Ryss
Russia, 3 mins 15 secs, 2020

Anodic Hit
Zhouye Sun
Hong Kong, 3 mins 11 secs, 2020

Brandon Blommaert
Canada, 2 mins 25 secs, 2019

Bastien Dupriez
France, 2 mins 19 secs, 2020

What Time Is?
Niina Suominen
Finland, 7 mins 15 secs, 2020

Rick Niebe
Italy, 1 min, 2019

Wong Man Sze
Hong Kong, 5 mins 34 secs, 2020

Jean Detheux
Canada, 4 mins 48 secs, 2019

The Dream Adventures Of Bubble Guy
Annie Murray, Paul Fletcher
Australia, 9 mins 11 secs, 2020

Judith Poirier
Canada, 4 mins 53 secs, 2020

Oerd Van Cuijlenborg
France, 5 mins 40 secs, 2019

Root Shock
Yihan Wang
USA, 3 mins 24 secs, 2020

Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Meredith Binnette
USA, 5 mins 27 sec, 2020

Format: DCP
Language: English
Duration: 90



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General Admission




ACMI Member



90 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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