ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present
International Program 3
The International Programs are the backbone of the MIAF mission. They are selected from the thousands of entries submitted and features highlights of other festivals we have spotted in the past 12 months.
Strong stories, complex narratives and well-formed characters sit at the centre of the films in this program but each has its own twists and turns that hinge on the ingenuity of the animator’s skill and imagination in using the unique properties of animation to bring that added dimension.
100,000 Acres Of Pine
Jennifer Alice Wright
Denmark, 7’21, 2020
Ranger Megan Patel loses her brother Daniel, under mysterious circumstances and as she struggles to understand how he died all reality begins to shift one degree to the left.
Isabel Emily Katherine Wiegand, Asil Atay, Arden Colley, Kellie Fay
Spain, 3’39, 2020
A young woman relives a pivotal moment that embodies her relationship with her mother.
Morten Tsinakov, Lucija Mrzljak
Estonia, 15’51, 2020
While smoking on the balcony, Citizen Stork is struck by a moment of clarity in which he realises that he is not really a person.
Matthieu Garcia Marin
France, 4’31, 2020
The victim of relentless bullying, 11 year-old Matis reaches the verge of imploding and decides to take action.
Germany, 11’00, 2020
“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.”
Goodnight Mr Ted
Spain, 10’46, 2020
Every night when the lights go out a valiant body guard made of the all the wrong stuff steps up to do what has to be done.
Jelena Girlin, Mari Liis Bassovskaja
Estonia, 10’00, 2020
A forest, a quietly fracturing couple and an angel that may be able to lead the way intersect in a moment when all choices seem possible.
Estonia, 11’35, 2020
An old cosmonaut living out his life in a humble flat finds it increasingly reminiscent of his existence in the space station he once called home.
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