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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night* will stop MIAF bringing you the best new Australian films from 2021 – nor Covid 19 for that matter. Nobody screens more Australian animation than MIAF and we had a great line-up all set to open MIAF 2021 – the projectors were just about warming up when the whole show was cancelled. But it takes more than that to keep a good program down …. and here it is. And as usual, lots of the filmmakers will turn up to introduce their films. Better late than never – no better way to kick off the festival.
* with apologies to the US Postal Service (we’ll come up with our own pledge in time for the next MIAF)

Two Little People – Xin Li

Two Little People
Xin Li
Australia, 3’00, 2020
A gorgeously crafted film by one of the world’s best paint on glass animators. A woman longs for a man after he left their life working in a wheat field.

Paper Boys – Will Savage, Wendy Lu

Paper Boys
Will Savage, Wendy Lu
Australia, 1’43, 2020
A poignant tribute to the friendships which shape our youth and the often fleeting nature of them.

Desert Racers – Aleksandar Vuksanovic

Desert Racers
Aleksandar Vuksanovic
Australia, 7’00, 2020
A hodgepodge group of characters compete in an annual race across the desert that is both more and less than it seems.

For Your Dreams – Chris Axiaq

For Your Dreams
Chris Axiaq
Australia, 3’29, 2020
A surreal, animated journey through a life of diminishing returns, leading to an ultimate demise and self-realisation.

Urbanality – Evan McInnes

Urbanality
Evan McInnes
Australia, 3’28, 2019
The city folk are about to get a wake-up call. But, will they stop and listen?

Knock Out – Jackson Cook

Knock Out
Jackson Cook
Australia, 3’33, 2020
Eli is forced to relive the most dramatic memories of his life through the prism of a twisted nightmare.

Witches In Space – Nicky Price

Witches In Space
Nicky Price
Australia, 3’51, 2019
Abigail wants to connect with her friends, but to do that first she must connect with herself.

The Grave Of St Oran – Jim Batt

The Grave Of St Oran
Jim Batt
Australia, 9’00, 2019
A twisted philosophical tale of two saints, a murder and the dark history behind the chapel on the island of Iona, narrated by master storyteller Neil Gaiman.

The Sunshine Movement – Ty Ryan, Anthea Greco

The Sunshine Movement
Ty Ryan, Anthea Greco
Australia, 2’30, 2021
Kris tries to drive to work in peace and serenity while a sing-songy sun tries to “brighten” the day.

The Life Of A Mosquito – Perran Ross

The Life Of A Mosquito
Perran Ross
Australia, 2’59, 2020
A sweetly unusual look at the complex life cycle of the mosquito: a beautiful but deadly insect.

Bogan Moths – Tony Radevski

Bogan Moths
Tony Radevski
Australia, 6’20, 2020
Roger and Benny, two old friends who are struggling in their own inimitable way with the existential questions of life.

The Shut-In – Eric Lieu, Maxine Curva, Jira Udomsri

The Shut-In
Eric Lieu, Maxine Curva, Jira Udomsri
Australia, 5’51, 2020
A single mother struggles to connect with her reclusive son but soon finds help from a suspiciously mysterious nanny.

Mr Snap – Laila Schmidlinger

Mr Snap
Laila Schmidlinger
Australia, 5’18, 2020
Walter, a single father mouse nervously awaits a meeting with the feline head of Snap.co to deliver his latest blueprint designs.

Alien Brain Therapy – Paul Fletcher

Alien Brain Therapy
Paul Fletcher
Australia, 3’49, 2021
Prepare for Alien Brain Therapy Session no.1 – suspend disbelief and expectations of memory and meaning.

In The Stars – Samantha Zaleski

In The Stars
Samantha Zaleski
Australia, 4’30, 2019
A close-knit family’s life is snatched away when a tragedy strikes. A heartfelt story inspired by true events of a real family.

Record Stores – Annie Murray

Record Stores
Annie Murray
Australia, 3’43, 2020
A complex and visually evolving music video for a wonderfully evocative, slow-burn original song by Leanne Tennant.

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Date

May 19 2022

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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ACMI - Cinema 1

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ACMI - Cinema 1
Fed Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Website
https://www.acmi.net.au/
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