A Year Of New Films From Living Masters - 1:30pm
Sometimes the planets just line up! 2016 was an exceptional year for animation, with new films from many true masters of the artform. This program brings all of those films together. The collection is diverse - some films are continuations of profoundly mastered styles, others are striking break-outs into new arenas informed by a lifetime of experience.
| Koji Yamamura: Japan, 14'12, 2016
| Steven Woloshen: Canada, 3'58, 2016
| Phil Mulloy: UK, 2'00, 2016
The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story
| Olga Pärn, Priit Pärn: Estonia, 4'00, 2016
| Raoul Servais: Belgium, 6'20, 2015
| Marv Newland: Canada, 3'14, 2017
A Photo Of Me
| Dennis Tupicoff: Australia, 10'48, 2017
| Joan C. Gratz: USA, 3'10, 2016
| Igor Kovalyov: Russia, 19'15, 2016
International Program #3 (REPEAT) - 2:00pm
See “International Program #3” | Wed June 21st – 8:00pm
Joan Gratz Retrospective + Q&A - 3:00pm
Joan Gratz is indisputably one of the true living masters of animation. Her 1992 film Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase is one of the most iconic and studied animated films ever made. Gratz’s ability to craft images from coloured clays and to bring to life three dimensional imagery from mere clay is legendary. We are thrilled to have Joan Gratz attending MIAF this year. She will share a collection of her best films from a lifetime of animating, give us a glimpse of her latest creation and sit down in conversation with festival director Malcolm Turner.
Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase
| Joan Gratz: USA, 7'00, 1992
Pro And Con
| Joan Gratz, Joanna Priestley: USA, 9'00, 1993
| Joan Gratz: USA, 4'00, 2009
| Joan Gratz: USA, 4'00, 2010
Lost And Found
| Joan Gratz: USA, 4’00, 2012
Work – The Prophet (Excerpt)
| Joan Gratz: USA, 4’00, 2014
| Joan Gratz: USA, 5'45, 2015
| Joan Gratz: USA,3'00, 2016
The Second Coming
| Joan Gratz: USA, 2017
International Program #4 (REPEAT) - 4:45pm
See “International Program #4” | Fri June 23rd – 6:00pm
Tom Schroeder Retrospective + Q&A - 4:45pm
Tom Schroeder has been a friend of MIAF for a very long time now. The festival has been happily showing his increasingly complex, beautifully illustrated films for more than a decade. Schroeder has a unique ability to quietly discover the very core of a character or a story and then build a compelling film around that. His latest film – The Sparrow’s Flight – is nothing short of a tour-de-force and a perfect exemplar for what makes his filmmaking so quietly unique. This session will introduce you to one of the most captivating animators of our time and promises unique insights into his approach to crafting stories and bringing characters and places to life. Schroder will join us via skype for an interview with festival director, Malcolm Turner.
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 8'50, 1996
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 6'39, 2001
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 8'13, 2004
The Yellow Bird
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 11'18, 2008
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 12'15, 2013
Marcel, King Of Tervuren
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 6'00, 2013
Isola Del Giglio
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 10'24, 2014
Bike Trip (EXCERPT)
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 3'00, 2017
The Sparrow's Flight
| Tom Schroeder: USA, 13'58, 2016
International Program #5 (REPEAT) - 5:15pm
See “International Program #5” | Sat June 25th – 4:45pm
Best Of the Festival - 7:00pm
Selected by judges and audience votes, these are the best films of MIAF 2017.
The End of the Line. The Best of the Best. You saw ‘em, you voted. The judges pondered them and argued out their choices. The MIAF Director usually sneaks in one or two that got missed.
Judges votes and audience favourites - this is the last chance to see these films before the curtain comes down on another MIAF.
It always sells out so grab your tickets early!