The Melbourne International Animation Festival consists of three cinemas, 50 screenings and 480 films, which will run over eight days.
The festival will kick off with the Australian Showcase and will also feature International Competitions Programs, Panorama Programs, Best Of The Next, Late Night Bizarre, Kids Program, Best Of The Fest and more. There are themed programs featuring films and studios from Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, the US and more.
Guests will gain an insight into Black & White Animation, a detailed focus on restored Classic Disney Shorts from the 1930s and 40s, Indie LA – a comprehensive spectrum of the independent LA animation scene and more.
Special guests include Canadian based animator Theodore Ushev, and MIAF will introduce Animated Melbourne Made which celebrates the development and history of Melbourne’s own world-class animators. This will include a program with Dirk de Bruyn, who is one of Australia’s more distinguished abstract animators.
MIAF will run from Sunday June 19 to Sunday June 26. Tickets via their website.