MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

Melbourne International Animation Festival, 19 - 29 June, 2014.  ACMI Cinemas, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Words - J Forsyth

Images courtesy of MIAF14

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MIAF14 Starts TODAY!

This year’s program brings you the best of new, retrospective, and historical animation to the screens of ACMI from 19 to 29 June, 2014.

And a festival is not a festival without an Opening Night Gala Screening. Starting at 7pm tonight, bubbles will be served to help the Australian Showcase, Best of the Next: Student Festival, Late Night Bizarre, Kids Program, Music Videos and other treasures wash over you in all their glory.

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MIAF14 is dedicated to bringing a ton of Aussie animation to the screen through:

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The international showcase breaks around 2,900 entries into seven showcase sittings, with repeats for each showing. Music videos, Best of the Next: International, Quickdraw Animation Society 30th Anniversary and 3 days in Paris are just some of the program highlights that will be making love to your eyeballs this year.

With the Render conference, Blend:Symposium and workshops a plenty, MIAF is not just for those who sit and watch, its for learning, meeting, talking, seeing and expanding your animation knowledge.

Capping off the festival is Best of the Fest, a way for your weary eyes and overworked brains to see what the judges and audience rated as top notch. It’s a popular event, so book early as it will sell out.

Pocket guides and the full program can be found here.

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