IAD International Shorts Showcase

Please not this session is rated: Unrestricted M (Mature) – Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

(sold out) VERY LIMTED late release tickets available!

Indie animated shorts are the engine room of the international animation world. They’re the backbone of pretty much every animation festival in the world and the core element of the MIAF mission. Literally thousands are made every year and the best of them speak volumes for the dazzlingly creative possibilities that the unique properties of animation offer the artist with the imagination and skill to fully exploit them.

ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation), the international organisation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation – and the overseers of International Animation Day events around the world – threw open their doors to animators who wanted to offer their latest films for consideration at all IAD screenings.

This program brings together an inspiring, eclectic collection of these new films and in the process provides a great snapshot of what’s happening in the world of auteur, independent animation right now.

Fittingly, the program opens with an outstanding, eye-popping, brain-bending new Australian film that will be introduced by its creator, Georgia Kriss. Georgia will walk us through some of the original artwork, run a couple of pieces of early developmental animation, and take a couple of questions from the floor before we knuckle down to see what the rest of the world has to offer.

Manimorphs – Georgia Kriss

Georgia Kriss
Australia, 11’12, 2022
A surreal-hilarious jaunt following three lab-test animals who get a crash course in humanity after being doused in a mysterious chemical, morphing into (kinda) humans and escaping their cages.

After The After Party – Jess Mountfield

After The After Party
Jess Mountfield
UK, 2’55, 2022
After a couple of drinks, a girl admits to her best friend that she’s always wanted to know what it would feel like to be kissed by another girl.

7 Missing – Yuval Katz

7 Missing
Yuval Katz
Israel, 7’00, 2022
Agent M, a post-traumatic special agent, embarks on a transformative mission to retrieve six missing agents from a mysterious shaman.

Only Human – Nolan J. Downs

Only Human
Nolan J. Downs
USA, 4’00, 2022
You know that the natural order has changed when the slugs have risen up and appear to be none too choosey about who they chew on.

The Sprayer – Farnoosh Abedi

The Sprayer
Farnoosh Abedi
Iran, 8’45, 2022
In a land contaminated and occupied by the Sprayer army no one is permitted to grow any kind of plant and doing so is considered a seditious act punishable by death.

The Cactus – Ricardo Kump

The Cactus
Ricardo Kump
Brazil, 10’25, 2022
Finding himself paralysed in a remote and hostile environment, a man turns to an inner force to help him adjust to a whole new reality.

Fly – Patty Stenger

Patty Stenger
Netherlands, 2’25, 2023
Margot’s daughter might be trying to decide what’s best for her mother but Margot has plenty of her own ideas on that subject, thank you very much.

Fur – Zhen Li

Zhen Li
USA, 6’30, 2022
A crush gone mouldy. The mind can take us places we sometimes refuse to recognise but know all too well.

Ashkasha – Laura Maltz

Laura Maltz
Spain, 6’17, 2022
Guided by the power of her curiosity, Ashkasha embarks on a bizarre journey into an uncanny world in search of her missing head.

(sold out) VERY LIMTED late release tickets available!


Oct 28 2023


6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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