The Conservatorium, Laman Street, Newcastle
Sunday 28 October 2012 // 1:00pm – 8:30pm
The AIAF Newcastle Presentation will run from 1:00pm till 8:30pm. Click on each tab for a more specific rundown of each screening.
AIAF Newcastle program
|International program 1 (68 mins)||1:00 – 2:30|
|Rubber house (60 mins)||2:30 – 3:30|
|Australian Panorama (74 mins)||3:30 – 5:00|
|International program 2 (73 mins)||5:00 – 6:15|
|International program 3 (72 mins)||6:15 – 7:30|
|Late Night Bizarre (60 mins)||7:30 – 8:30|
For more information on the AIAF, visit their website here.
|Aussicht (2010, Germany)
Director: Paul Stoll
A thrilling fiesta of digital deconstruction turned up to 11.
|Big House (2011, Estonia)
Director: Kristjan Holm
The Estonians do it again! Every house has a rhythm but this one pushes it out into the front yard for a one-off mini symphony.
|Butterfly Dream (2011, USA)
Director: Woonha Jang
Cleaning up the blood is only the first step. There’s still the weird fridge to deal with.
|Crowded (2011, UK)
Director: Luke Sault
They saw me as worthless coz I was trying to do things and failing all the time. It’s a crowded landscape.
|How To Eat Your Apple (2011, South Korea)
Director: Erick Oh
Apple eating as a Daliesque spectacular spectator spectacle.
|Metachaos (2010, Italy)
Director: Alessandro Bavari
When two dichotomous and diametrically opposed realities meet and mi, we enter into the Metachaos.
|Moxie (2011, UK)
Director: Stephen Irwin
A sad face, a dead bear, a subdued detective and a lemon enema.
|Passenger (2011, USA)
Director: Africanus Okokon
An entrancing re-animated view of a ride home in the dark.
|Preferably Blue (2010, New Zealand)
Director: Alan Dickson
Not everybody loves Santa – especially this Easter Bunny
|September (2011, France)
Director: Thibault Chollet
An extravaganza of reconstruction starting with ships awash in the deep blue and ending in a solitary exit.
|Stopover (2011, Switzerland)
Director: Neil Stubbings
Idiot delivery boy picks the wrong pyramid for a toilet stop.
|Swarming (2011, Finland)
Director: Joni Mannisto
When a red-cheeked boy flips the switch to insecticidal the bugs rise up for revenge.
Rubber House will be presenting some of their work during the animation festival. More information will be available about their schedule shortly.
|Barn Owl (2011, Australia)
Director: Anna Spencer
Master of life and death. A mistake made in the flush of naïve youth – a gun pointlessly pointed at a noble creature of the night.
|The Cartographer (2011, Australia)
Director: Jane Shadbolt
A girl adrift in a storm in a sea of letters finds herself tossed into a world of mysterious motives, uncertain geography and desperate times.
|Dukes Of Broxstonia – Tomatoes (2011, Australia)
Director: Suren Perera
Yeah – The Dukes! And this time the drummer is totally strung out on tomato sauce.
|Gob The Space Cadet (2011, Australia)
Director: Bridget Acreman
Lieutenant Gob cuts quite a figure as he races across the cosmos – he’s in a hurry it’s the biggest day of his life.
|Golden Hour (2011, Australia)
Director: Lucy Fahey
A beautifully simple film – moving life with fruit, sailing ship and Hills Hoist.
|Gristle (2011, Australia)
Director: Jamie Clennett
Life hanging on a hook is as much about perspective as fate – not that fate pays any attention in the end.
|Joyride (2012, Australia)
Director: Alyssa Rothwell
An intricately synchronised, exquisitely elegant chorus of lines – the purest form of animation perfectly performed.
|The Last Photo (2011, Australia)
Director: Lissa Pascale
Just stunning! My father went missing in action during the war. I always thought he was just across the sea or over the mountain just out of sight and that is where I went to find him to the end of the earth.
|Nullarbor (2010, Australia)
Director: Alister Lockhart and Patrick Sarell
A long road, two guys and two cars.
|One Past Midnight (2011, Australia)
Director: Terry Formosa
There’s evil in the house on the top of the hill. Something happened in the incandescent light at one past midnight.
|Predator (2012, Australia)
Director: Jilli Rose
A graceful and uber-colourful swim amongst the creatures of a deep blue netherworld.
|Real People (2011, Australia)
Director: Meredith Uborka
Christmas has rolled around and the pressure is on. Can’t do the lousy supermarket coleslaw, better not bring cruddy presents – and gotta find a girlfriend fast!
|Rippled (2011, Australia)
Director: Darcy Prendergast
An exciting, utterly absorbing ballet of light and movement emerging from the swamp, running a hundred late-night back-alley gauntlets and back to the swamp again.
|Il Sogno (2011, Australia)
Director: Lidia Castelletto
An ephemeral study in simple black line of the transparent, transient simplicity of nature and some of her loveliest forms.
|Sumo Lake (2011, Australia)
Director: Greg Holfeld
Size is important in sumo – but you have to have the right moves too. And a fondness for the classics helps.
|About Killing The Pig (2011, Italy)
Director: Simone Massi
The rural life is often full of harsh, simple, beautiful truths and the most natural of realities
|La Detente (2010, France)
Director: Pierre Ducos and Bertrand Bey
War is hell – even for an army of balloon heads on a candy coloured seek and destroy mission.
|En Parties (2011, France)
Director: Hugo Bravo
Modern deco blended with post-modern cubism – coming to a screen near you.
|Jack And Chuck (2011, France)
Director: Alexandre Chaudret/ Thomas Crepin/Maureen Kressmann
What devil’s pact would you make? Would you swap your tongue for the chance of a much greater literary voice.
|Luminaris (2011, Argentina)
Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella
We owe McLaren much. A day in the life of an army of stylish light-bulb factory workers.
|The Making Of Longbird (2011, UK)
Director: Will Anderson
A chance to go deep inside the mystery. What does it take to tame an animated character and make a great film?
|Mighty Antlers (2011, Denmark)
Director: Sune Reinhardt
A midnight forest road encounter turns antler-satanic – and that’s bad!
|Montego (2011, Estonia)
Director: Chintis Lundgren
Journey down a train track, past an elegant cocktail and press the button to enter the death department.
|My My‰ (2011, China)
Director: Lei Lei
A crazy-cool cascading collage of colourful imagery – and pants.
|Out On A Limb (2011, Germany)
Director: Falk Schuster
An elegant look into the simple, competitive world of birds and the resting places they try and share.
|Beat (2011, Israel)
Director: Or Bar El
A desperate attempt to draw a straight line within a pulsing ballet of cubes and squares
|Body Memory (2011, Estonia)
Director: Ulo Pikkov
Many memories dangle by the finest of threads being pulled by forces out of sight and out of control.
|Bon Voyage (2011, Switzerland)
Director: Fabio Friedli
The dangerous journey from peril to imprisoned safety is just a numbers game.
|The Boy With Quite A Long Pair Of Arms (2011, Holland)
Director: Eric Butter
Very long arms have a thousand different uses around the home and school-yard.
|Coming Of Oracle (2010, Estonia)
Director: Prohveti Sund/Rao Heidmets
Tethered as we are to our imaginations, it is our job to embrace them or break free.
|Djuma (2012, Italy)
Director: Michele Bernardi
A wild ride from the forest to the broken city on the back of a wolf
|Hisab (2011, Ethiopia)
Director: Ezra Wube
A goat and a dog took a taxi ‰ÛÒ an evocative journey through an Ethiopian cityscape.
|Pummel Nankeen (2011, USA)
Director: Ismael Sanz-Pena
A skewed expose of social mores and train sets in crisp black and white.
|The Room With No Corners (2011, USA)
Director: Jenna Caravello
A peep-hole glimpse into the most bizarre of worlds.
|Tweng (2011, Germany)
Director: Sandra Dollo and Uli Berthold
A relentlessly crazed pastiche of wild imagery from Zombie Flesh Eater.
|Viewpoint (2011, South Korea)
Director: Sae-By Kwangbo
A hairy, fiery piece of gracefully savage eye-popping wonder.
|Yonalure: Moment To Moment (2011, Japan)
Director: Ayaka Nakata and Yuki Sakitani
A supreme flight of wondrous animated fancy – a graceful cavort through an ever changing magic villagescape.
|Bear-Horse (2009, USA)
Director: Steve Stark
Bear-Horse is bad-ass. He solves problems his way. He’s Bear-Horse. That’s right!
|Compartments Or “I Am Not A Monster” (2011, Belgium)
Director: Hannah Letaif
Every apartment block has lots of rooms. And every room has a person or two. And every person has a lot of orifices and appendages.
|The Confession Of Father John Thomas (2011, Australia)
Director: Elka Kerkhofs
A father with a load on his mind.
|Dr Breakfast (2011, USA)
Director: Stephen Neary
An eye-popping pseudo “Weekend At Bernies” style romp featuring a couple of wise deer a special doctor and a dude that needs a lotta help.
|Dukes Of Broxstonia – Planet Of Babies (2011, Australia)
Director: Suren Perera
Yep – the Dukes is back. And they’re on the wrong planet.
|Frosted Chocolate Cake (2011, Italy)
Director: Donato Sansone
Co-joined twins a flock of birds a flotilla of fish and a spooky rabbit.
|Goat Away (2009, USA)
Director: Steve Stark
Problems with goats? You need……
|Mulvar Is Correct Candidate (2011, Canada)
Director: Patrick Desilets
Mulvar make precious fuel come from eyes! Vote Mulvar.
|Phobias Of Guard Rail (2012, Italy)
Director: Marco Capellacci
Taking tie sucking and Mini-Me eye-pouring to a strange new level.
|Septimana (2010, France)
Director: Sylvain Cappelletto
WARNING: GRAPHIC SEXUAL CONTENT MAY OFFEND.
|SPONCHOI Pispochoi (2010, Japan)
Director: Pecorapedna (Ikne Sugidono and Miyako Mishio)
Warts! Moles. Oh – let’s start exchanging.
|There’s a Dead Crow Outside (2011, USA)
Director: Morgan Miller
Sometimes the film title is all you really need – especially if you’re a raccoon.
|Twins (2011, Slovakia)
Director: Peter Budinsky
Siamese twins fight it out in the boxing ring but the competition really heats up when it’s time for bed.
|Vacuum Attraction (2010, USA)
Director: Morgan Miller
Home alone and kickin’ back in his underwear in front of bad TV – the vacuum cleaner probably looked like a pretty good idea at the time.