The Cruiser (2020)
The Cruiser (2020)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Stranger Than Fiction

Unclassified (15+)

COVID-19 update

Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI will be temporarily closed from Fri 16 July. Unfortunately, the Fri 23 Jul Stranger Than Fiction 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.


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
Duration: 75



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General Admission




ACMI Member



75 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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