26 JUNE 2011 BEST OF THE fest announcement And the results are:
Best of the Fest: Love & Theft
Best Australian: Polo's Robot
> see full list of results
12 JUNE 2011 BEST OF THE NEXT & OFFICIAL
OPENING Four back-to-back student programs kick
start MIAF on Sunday 19 June, then the official Gala Opening is
Monday 20 June...
25 MAY 2011 TICKETS ARE ON SALE, PROGRAMS ARE
ON THE STREETS!! Time to start planning everyone. MIAF
has officially kicked off!
20 JANUARY 2011 ENTRIES have now CLOSED A huge thanks to everyone who submitted
their films for MIAF11. Entries have now most definitely closed
1 JANUARY 2011 MIAF HAS A NEW FACEBOOK FAN PAGE Unfortunately because we reached our
limit of friends (how amazing is that!), we've closed our friends
page and started a fan page. So hop to it and 'like' us @animationfest
MIAF 2011 hits the screen with eight days of the best new animation
combined with a diverse collection of themed, retrospective and
special programs. Held in June at the Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, MIAF will undoubtedly become the centre of the international
animation universe! Oh yeah! We'll introduce our audience to a
comprehensive line-up from award winners, outstanding industry
veterans, inspiring independents, stupendous studios and those
wonderful newcomers exploring their talent on screen for the very
first time. Buckle up folks and start saving your coins for one
of the most value friendly passes in town. We can't wait.
in Focus on Poland 2| Director: Bartek
Kulas | Voice: Katarzyna Groniec | Music: Nick Cave
The very special trio of programs exploring the wondrous treasure
trove left to us by UPA will be introduced
by MIAF’s special guest, Tee Bosustow. Tee is a passionate
UPA historian working on a documentary about
UPA and is the son of UPA founder, Steve Bosustow (fabulous photo
of Tee & Steve above). He is also the director of the LA festival
Tee’s direct connection to the UPA
story gives him a unique perspective on the people who founded it,
the films that were made and the ethos that drove it. That perspective
will give these programs a dimension beyond what simply showing
the films can achieve. This an event that MIAF and Tee have been
working on for four years and we can hardly wait to get started!
This unique publication is absolutely chocoblock
full of extended program notes (MIAF Director Malcolm Turner's special
stream of consciousness contribution!), Q&A's, articles, contact
details for films in competition... it's the perfect bookshelf addition,
and perfect reading in the club inbetween sessions. No other festival
does a catalogue quite like us! Full Festival Pass holders are entitled
to a free hard copy. It doesn't get any better than that!
MIAF’s big night screens a collection
of films selected for awards by our judges and audience, winding
up with ‘Best Australian Film’ and the overall ‘Best
Of The Festival’.
This joyously unpredictable collection
of highlights from the week-long festival will be the last chance
to catch these films before we pack ‘em up and send ‘em
on to their next festival in lands far, far away. Come one! Come
for Best Of The Fest sell out fast… so book early!
Our sensational 2011 trailers (yes, there are two!)
were generously created by Melbourne's very own, John Lewis. This
is the first one, ingeniously titled 'Tree' by the MIAF crew (yep,
we're a creative mob!). And please also check out the
second trailer, which... you guessed it (once you see it)...
is called 'Octopus'. Both are made out of paper to carry the theme
of our technique focus this year, which is