365 things to do in Wagga #72 – Australian International Animation Festival 2012
Now in its ninth year, Charles Sturt University (CSU) Animation and Visual Effects are proud to present the Australian International Animation Festival 2012. The internationally renowned event has gone from strength to strength since its modest start, and this year has secured amazing exclusives from more than 2,000 submissions from all around the world.
The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation and the premiere screening of this highly acclaimed collection is happening right here in Wagga.
Every film in the Top 50 of All Time Worldwide Box Office is either animated or heavily depends upon visual effects to succeed. This trend is further evidenced by the Top 100 where an astonishing quarter of the films are completely animated.
The creative freedom that animation provides has continuously expanded into all areas of film/television production, computer games, multimedia authoring and design, scientific visualisation, advertising and interactive media to name a few.
The festival showcases an eclectic mix of films and will give audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the international creative animation scene. In addition to these, there are programs that focus on digital animating, stop motion, and Australian made films.
Rounding out the line-up are programs for younger audiences and the legendary “Late Night Bizarre” program for those whose tastes lurch to the truly odd and unfathomable.
A series of free talks and workshops given by filmmakers from Australia and overseas will provide those with questioning minds a chance to learn more about how and why these films get made. Buy a Full Festival Pass and you’ll save over 60%, win unbelievable prizes, see bonus films, network with key people, be invited to the after-party which includes complimentary food and drinks, and then some…
On top of all of that, Full Festival Pass holders will be in the funning to win extremely generous door-prizes including Adobe CS6 Production Premium (worth $3,175), Wacom Intuos 5 Pen & Touch graphic tablet (worth $400), and Madman Entertainment exclusive 10-pack animation (worth $400+)
Friday May 18 – Sunday May 20, 2012
Forum 6 Cinema | (02) 6921 6863
77 Trail Street, Wagga Wagga NSW
Full Festival Pass: $40
Single Session: $12
Kids Program: $6 (all ages)
Animation 10x Seminars: FREE
General admission to the festival is rated M15+ except for the Kids Program (all ages) and Late Night Bizarre (Restricted to 18+). The workshops for free for anyone to attend but may contain mature content.
0438 331 040
For a detailed schedule click here.
For further information visit the official Australian International Animation Festival website, or call the School of Communication and Creative Industries (02) 6933 2473.