The Cruiser (2020)
The Cruiser (2020)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Stranger Than Fiction

Unclassified (15+)
Film program


General Admission




ACMI Member



28 Oct –2 Nov 2021

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Anything is possible in this collection of our favourite synopsis-busting animated gems.

In the world of animation, anything is possible – if you can imagine it, you can create it. The rules that bind theatre, literature or even live action film just don’t apply. This freedom creates a pathway for anybody with a story that just can’t be told in any other form. Also, audiences for animation are usually up for the challenge, and this program parades a collection of our favourite synopsis-busting animated gems.

Short films

Natko Stipanicev
Croatia, 14 mins 40 secs, 2020

Jasmine Elsen
Belgium, 10 mins 14 secs, 2020

100,000 Acres Of Pine
Jennifer Alice Wright
Denmark, 7 mins 21 secs, 2020

Dry Sea
Bart Bossaert, Yves Bex
France, 6 mins 17 secs, 2019

Sjaak Rood
Netherlands, 2 mins 15 secs, 2020

You Are Not A Kiwi
Maria Saveleva
Estonia, 5 mins 31 sescs, 2020

The Stork
Morten Tsinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Estonia, 15 mins 51 secs, 2020

Night Session
Petre Tomadze
Georgia, 3 mins 40 secs, 2019

Kaspar Jancis
Estonia, 11 mins 35 secs, 2020

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 75

Event duration

75 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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6-session pass

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Concession $66
ACMI Member $60

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ACMI Member $90

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