Still from 'The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster' (2020)
The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster (2020)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Animated Docs + Doc Panel Q&A

Unclassified (15+)
Film program

It has been an especially good year for animated documentaries both here and internationally.

This program showcases films that artfully and imaginatively employ the fascinating properties of animation to explore subjects as diverse as the unlikely sexual allure of serial killers, what life was like as a child chimney sweep and how Jimmy Page scored his legendary ’59 Telecaster. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers, documentarians and animators exploring the unique creative possibilities that using animation can bring to the documentary space.

Short films

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster
Smith & Foulkes
UK, 3 mins 50 secs, 2020

A Family That Steals Dogs
John C. Kelley
USA, 5 mins 30 secs, 2020

The Chimney Swift
Frederic Schuld
Germany, 5 mins, 2020

Forget Me Not
Adela Krizovenska
Czech Republic, 6 mins 56 secs, 2019

Just A Guy
Shoko Hara
Germany, 15 mins, 2020

Only A Child
Simone Giampaolo
Switzerland, 6 mins, 2020

Average Happiness
Maja Gehrig
Switzerland, 7 mins, 2019

Take Up Space
Annie Murray
Australia, 6 mins, 2021


Format: DCP
Language: English
Duration: 75


28 Oct –2 Nov 2021

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General Admission




ACMI Member



75 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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