The Melbourne International Animation Festival or MIAF is an annual animation festival held in Melbourne. Supported by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Australian Film Commission and the Melbourne City Council, it is Australia’s largest animation event. Over the course of the festival more than 200 films from over 30 separate countries are shown. Highlights of the festival include many guest artists and visiting animators, from both local and abroad. . The festival has attracted increasing international respect and recognition while progressing the unique visions of talented animators and their teams worldwide.
What MIAF says
MIAF13 is going to be a whopping eleven day celebratory feast of forums and over 400 of the best recently released, historical and retrospective animation from around the world.
As a part of MIAF13, we’ll be launching RENDER: a 2 day animation conferenceand a jam packed CG symposium – and introducing a host of special guests, including master animator Koji Yamamura and Canadian indie animator extraordinaire Patrick Jenkins. Then of course there’s our annual promise to showcase award winners, outstanding industry veterans, inspiring independents, studios and newcomers. We will promise fearlessly uncompromising programs to inspire and challenge, and will undoubtedly become the centre of the animation universe!!
This year we’ve gone all out and put together TWO programs for two different age groups. Two programs. Too good! Enchanting, engaging and imaginative animation without a toy ad or product placement in sight. Animation the way it’s meant to be for our most discerning audience.
> Kids Program 3 – 6 Years: Sat 29 June, 11.00am
> Kids Program 7 – 10 Years: Sun 29 June, 12.30pm
And these programs will be followed by the amazing collection of Koji Yamamura’s Kids animation
> Koji Yamamura Kids Program: Sat 29 June, 2.00pm