ZERO - from 2011 AIAF by Christopher Kezelos and David Cox
An animation film festival at Wagga Wagga in central New South Wales has drawn entries from filmmakers in 30 countries. Wagga Wagga’s Australian International Animation Festival - AIAF – is now in its 9th year.
The finalised films for the 2012 AIAF Program were in March after reviewing more than 2000. Organisers say they’re excited, that 2012 is particularly good year for auteur animation. And of course, we’ll be sure to keep up the very fine AIAF traditions of special prizes and surprise screenings ::::
The Wendy Lady by Amy Alexander RMIT
3D Artist Rowan Karrer says May is traditionally known as the month of the Cannes film festival, but he believes the Wagga get-together has just as much prestige. ”There’s literally thousands of people that supply and only a couple of 100 can be selected,” he said.
Mr Karrer, who’s film Gob the Space Cadet will feature, says you can tell any story with animation. ”It’s just as easy to tell an animation set on Mars or the moon or whatever than to have it set in the city or something more everyday,” he said.
The festival will feature sessions for children’s films as well as an over-18s program.
For more information on the festival check the website at: www.aiaf.com.au