Still from 'The Better Angels' (2021)
The Better Angels (2021)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Australian Showcase

Unclassified (15+)
Film program


General Admission




ACMI Member



28 Oct –2 Nov 2021

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Nobody shows more Australian animation than MIAF.

The annual Australian Showcase gets festivities underway, bringing a survey of great new Australian animation to the big screen – where it looks and sounds best.

Many of the filmmakers will introduce their new films on the night. The program opens with the World Premiere of master Australian animator Michael Cusack’s brand new, poignantly beautiful The Better Angels.

Short films

The Better Angels
Michael Cusack
Australia, 12 min 55 secs, 2021

Two Little People
Xin Li
Australia, 3 min, 2020

Paper Boys
Will Savage, Wendy Lu
Australia, 1 min 43 secs, 2020

Desert Racers
Aleksandar Vuksanovic
Australia, 7’00, 2020

For Your Dreams
Chris Axiaq
Australia, 3 min 29 secs, 2020

Evan McInnes
Australia, 3 mins 28 secs, 2019

Knock Out
Jackson Cook
Australia, 3 mins 33 secs, 2020

Witches In Space
Nicky Price
Australia, 3 mins 51 secs, 2019

The Grave Of St Oran
Jim Batt
Australia, 9 mins, 2019

The Sunshine Movement
Ty Ryan, Anthea Greco
Australia, 2 mins 30 secs, 2021

The Life Of A Mosquito
Perran Ross
Australia, 2 mins 59 secs, 2020

The Shut-In
Eric Lieu, Maxine Curva, Jira Udomsri
Australia, 5 mins 51 secs, 2020

Mr Snap
Laila Schmidlinger
Australia, 5 mins 18 secs, 2020

Alien Brain Therapy
Paul Fletcher
Australia, 3 mins 49 secs, 2021

In The Stars
Samantha Zaleski
Australia, 4 mins 30 secs, 2019

Record Stores
Annie Murray
Australia, 3 mins 43 secs, 2020

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 120

Event duration

120 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

6-session pass

Full $84
Concession $66
ACMI Member $60

Excludes Australian Showcase and Best of the Festival.

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Festival passes

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Concession $99
ACMI Member $90

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