Long Shorts [2023]


The International Competition Programs are the backbone of the entire MIAF mission. Drawn from more than 2,000 submissions they showcase the best, most imaginative animating talent on the planet in a series of programs in which the only rule is diversity.

With so many films to select from, the pressure is always on to set aside a few of the longer films in order to make way for a larger number of shorter films. Apart from being completely unfair it also robs us of the opportunity to revel in the kind of extended narrative excursions possible when the Director has that bit of extra time to work their magic. Sandor Joon kicks things off with his latest baffling venture “Sierra” and we welcome into the program the beautifully hand-painted “Hall Of Mirrors” by long time MIAF friend and one-time workshop host Patrick Jenkins.

Sierra – Sandor Joon

Sandor Joon
Estonia, 15’00, 2022

Hall Of Mirrors – Patrick Jenkins

Hall Of Mirrors
Patrick Jenkins
Canada, 12’40, 2022

Little Smasher – Gilles Cuvelier

Little Smasher
Gilles Cuvelier
France, 14’56, 2022

My Tiger – Jean-Jean Arnoux

My Tiger
Jean-Jean Arnoux
France, 14’10, 2022


This session is classified: Unclassified (M) Mature, not recommended for viewers under 15 years.

Please note that Backlot is NOT fully accessible. There are stairs with handrails, but no lift to the second floor where the cinema is located.


May 11 2023


8:15 pm – 9:30 pm

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The Backlot Studios
165 Bank St, South Melbourne VIC 3205