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$9.99 (Tatia Rosenthal, 2008)
The meaning of life is cheap. ... $9.99 has the beauty of meticulous claymation, nourished by the sustenance of a master storyteller. Tatia Rosenthal has taken a who's who of Australian voice talent … Read more

A TREE OF PALME (Takashi Nakamura, 2001)
A new animated feature by Nakamura Takashi, chief animation director of Japanime classic Akira (1988). At the base of a huge tree, Fow, an ancient botanist, lives in a hut with a malfunctioning woode… Read more

AACHI & SSIPAK (Bum Jin Joe, 2006)
The world's second film about a futuristic society powered by human faeces. Consider a place where the currency is excrement. The government is anxious to control their sole source of energy that sp… Read more

ALTER EGOS (Laurence Green, 2004)
Russian dolls' No, alter egos. Laurence Green has crafted a brilliant and perceptive animated documentary in his [Alter Egos]. His subjects are animator and 1969 Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin and prodigy… Read more

And life went on (Maryam Mohajer, 2007)
Tehran, Iran, 1985. The Iran/Iraq war. A moving portrayal of what happens inside a bomb shelter. Australian premiere.---D/S Maryam Mohajer P/WS Royal College of Art L Farsi w/English subtitles TD dig… Read more

ANIMATION Program One (WITH DOGS) (, )
Running order: ... ... Snowtime (2 mins) ... The White Wolf (11 mins) ... Mutt (7 mins) ... Dog Days (16 mins) ... Chicken of God (8 mins) ... Dog with Electric Collar (4 mins) ... Shaman (11 mins) .… Read more

ANIMATION Program Two (NO DOGS) (, )
Running Order: ... ... John and Karen (3 mins) ... For the Love of God (11 mins) ... Milk Teeth (11 mins) ... And Life Went On (6 mins) ... Monsieur Cok (9 mins) ... The Sense of Space for Urban Peop… Read more

Chainsaw (Dennis Tupicoff, 2007)
Love is like a chainsaw, a very dangerous beast indeed. Screened at Annecy, awarded the Grand Jury Prize in Oberhaussen.---D/S Dennis Tuppicoff P Fiona Cochrane WS Jungle Pictures TD 35mm/2008/24mins ... Read more

Chicken of God (Frank Woodley, 2008)
When the face of Jesus appears in a chicken's comb, Yirri and Teresa's vineyard becomes the site of an adventure of biblical proportions. Directed by Frank Woodley of Lano and Woodley. World premiere… Read more

district, the (Aron Gauder, 2004)
It's crass, edgy and often tasteless. It's [The District!] An hilariously incorrect updating of the story of Romeo and Juliet, [The District!] is set in the notoriously rough Budapest ghetto District… Read more

Dog Days (Geoffroy de Crécy, 2007)
A baby in an American upper-class family is accidentally exchanged with a white trash family's puppy.---D/S Geoffroy de Crécy WS Autour de Minuit TD 35mm/2008/16mins ... Read more

EVANGELION - 1.0 YOU ARE NOT ALONE (Masayuki Kazuya Tsurumaki, 2007)
God is in his heaven, all is (Not) right with the world. ... The Angels have descended. These colossal extraterrestrial monsters besiege the fortress-city of Tokyo-3 and our last line of defence is t… Read more

Father (Sebastian Danta, 2008)
A boy struggles to understand his strange, silent father - an immigrant who has become an emotional refugee in his own home. Narrated by Joel Edgerton. Australian premiere ---D/S Sebastian Danta P Sa… Read more

For the Love of God (Joe Tucker, 2007)
The story of one man's unholy fascination with God.---D/S Joe Tucker P/S Raphael Warner TD DigiBeta/2007/11mins ... Read more

GHIBLI: THE MIYAZAKI TEMPLE (, )
"Nowhere is the level of sophistication of Japanese animation more apparent than in the work of Studio Ghibli ([Princess Mononoke], [Spirited Away], [The Cat Returns]). It also happens to produce the… Read more

Hair High (Bill Plympton, 2004)
"Bill Plympton is a bizarre and supremely gifted animator. [Hair High] is a goofy, gothic re-imagining of Grease (without the music) meets Carrie (with more zombies). It's a spoof, a satire and a far… Read more

Hot Dog (BILL PLYMPTON, )
Our plucky hero joins the fire company to save the world from house fires and gain the affection he so richly deserves. The third in Plympton's ‘Dog' series.---D/S Bill Plympton P Biljana Labovic W… Read more

Howl's moving castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)
[Howl's Moving Castle] is the latest gem from animation genius Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame ([Spirited Away]). He set out to make an animation for old people, but the result is a brilliant an… Read more

I Met the Walrus (Josh Raskin, 2007)
In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room for a chat. Nominated for Best Short Animation at the 2008 Academy Awards ---D/S Josh Raskin P Jerry Levitan TD 35mm/2007/5mins ... Read more

IDIOTS AND ANGELS (Bill Plympton, 2008)
Festival favourite and dependably inventive animator Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens, MIFF 2002) has produced a neat and nasty moral opus. ... In a bleak urban world of cars, bars and burbs, a cruel and… Read more

IF YOU WERE ME: ANIMA VISION (Yoo Jinee, Kwon Oh-sung, 5 Directors Team, Amy Lee, Lee Sung-gang, Park Jae-dong, 2005)
Taking their cues from the umbrella theme of ‘prejudice', highly talented Korean animators have put their minds together to create If You Were Me: Anima Vision, a collection of six animated shorts.… Read more

John and Karen (Matthew Walker, 2007)
An apologetic polar bear and a disgruntled penguin have tea together. Winner of Best Animation at Aspen Film Festival---D/S Matthew Walker TD Beta SP/2007/3'30mins WS Arthur Cox ... Read more

Keith Reynolds can't make it tonight (Felix Massie, 2007)
Keith Reynolds leaves his hat in his car. This isn't the only mistake he makes today.---D/S/P Felix Massie TD Animation BetaSP/2007/4mins ... Read more

KJFG No. 5 (Alexei Alexeev, 2008)
Three professional musicians - a bear, a rabbit and a wolf - are practicing in the forest, when suddenly a hunter comes. Screened Annecy and Oberhaussen.---D/S Alexei Alexeev P Andras Erkel WS Studio… Read more

KOJI YAMAMURA: THE UNIQUE UNIVERSE OF YAMAMURA (Koji Yamamura, )
Breathtaking in their beauty, the free-spirited and surreal animation work of Koji Yamamura has garnered much acclaim throughout the world, including a number of retrospective screenings and a nomina… Read more

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