MIAF14 hits the screens & podiums 19-29 June at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). As a whopping eleven day celebratory feast of forums and over 400 of the best recently released, historical and retrospective animation from around the world, MIAF continues to promise fearlessly uncompromising programs to inspire, delight and challenge those pesky notions that animation as an artform is merely a 3D-CG-block-buster-a-rama or TV toons (as excellent as they can be!). Because here at MIAF central, we definitely know that's not the case. Indie animation is an artform that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techiniques and production - from hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, cut outs, puppets, abstract, sand/salt, solely digital to some of the more interesting developments in 3D.



Nicolas Renard: 'Somewhere', UK

Of course we'll have our annual core programming of international and local award winners, outstanding industry veterans, inspiring independents, studios and newcomers - including bundles of Australian talent throughout. Programs include Opening Night Sneak Peek Gala Screening, international films in competition, panorama programs, student festival-within-a-festival, Animation 101 Meet The Filmmaker talks, Late Night Bizarre, Late Night Macabre (new this year!), Kids, Music Video, Installation Animation, workshop, Best of the Fest...



Santiago Bou Grasso:  'Padre'

MIAF14's curated programs (it wouldn't be MIAF without them) include:

3 DAYS IN PARIS: 1 Festival Director, 3 Days, 30 Metro tickets, 24 studios, a LOTTA coffee, a pile of films = FOUR big programs! SOUTH AMERICA: Introducing the wild and wonderful work pouring out of South America in three distinct programs. CHRIS SULLIVAN (USA): One of the rawest & most authentic voices in animation will present a session of shorts + his new feature! QUICKDRAW ANIMATION SOCIETY 30th ANNIVERSARY: Based in Calgary, the QAS is one of the most valuable organisations in the indie Canadian animation community. MCLAREN'S INFLUENCE': A collection spanning more than 50 years showing the breath of the influence that multi-discipline genius Norman McLaren has had on the animation community. THE STRESSFUL ADVENTURES OF BOXHEAD AND ROUNDHEAD / FEATURE by Elliot Cowan (USA): Originally from Melbourne, Elliot Cowan, the New York indie maestro, has just released his feature-opus starring the hapless heroes of his uber funny shorts.



We also launched the MIAF Symposium last year sponsored by Deakin University and we are very excited to announce Deakin will be on board again as Symposium sponsor in 2014. The theme this year is 'Blend' (in 2013 we visited CG) - and over four sessions we'll examine the myriad ways in which technologies incorporate real people into the animated action.

Image: Fiona Dalwood 2013

Last year we launched the RENDER Animation Conference and were pretty excited to confirm that it was definitely a risk worth taking. RENDER will once again bring together a most excellent posse of local and international presenters and keynote speakers to inform and expand your animated universe.

Full $250 / Conc $220

2 Day Conference Pass + MIAF Festival Pass...
You KNOW you want it!

Full $150 / Conc $135

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Check out what's happening at MIAF14 // 'Chile Imaginario' - Claudio Diaz | South American Program #2: Big Stories
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