ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present
International Program 2
The International Programs are the backbone of the MIAF mission. They are selected from the thousands of entries submitted and feature highlights of other festivals we have spotted in the past 12 months.
Our second International program brings together films that use the unique properties of animation to create the kind of wildly varying alternative realities that only animation can hope to assemble – and the vividly constructed unorthodox stories that spring from them.
UK, 2’33, 2019
A timely reminder – in case one is needed – outlining the dangers of trying to sit down to a traditional breakfast in the middle of the road.
Poland, 6’00, 2020
Going for a crazy run within his own consciousness, an every-man tries to recognize consecutive versions of himself. What will happen when his egos finally meet?
Push This Button If You Begin To Panic
UK, 12’50, 2020
Bartholomew Whisper’s doctors are keen on experimental surgery but the growing hole in his head is becoming quite beautiful.
Belgium, 10’14, 2020
Rose grows up with her snails in the park but one day she is attacked by intruders. Or is it the other way around?
Canada, 15’00, 2020
A priest haunted – or being chased – by his own demons has his life take a dramatic turn after an encounter with a mysterious rooster.
The Wild Cow
USA, 6’08, 2021
A journey through water, land, sky, and space guided by the wild cow. The welcome return of MIAF alumni, Tom Schroeder.
The Balloon Catcher
Japan, 6’10, 2020
An axe-head human tries to get along with balloon-humans on the streets of the balloons city but some relationships were never meant to work out.
Heart Of Gold
France, 12’56, 2020
In the exchange of flesh for gold, a mother and son discover the value of the deeper identity that glows beneath.
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