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Winners of the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2016

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We present the list of winners of the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) that took place from June 19th – 26th (Australia).

Best of the Festival

Velodrool

Velodrool by Sander Joon – Estonia | 2015 – 6 min.

A nicotine addicted cyclist in a race against time finds the pathway to the finish line littered with a plethora of peculiar obstacles.

Best Australian Film of MIAF 2016

Hound

Hound by Georgia Kriss – Australia | 2015 – 4 min.

Chart the canine (d)evolution from ravenous wolves and trusty guard dogs to the quivering wrecks of inner city domestication.

Best Australian Student Film

The Good
The Good, The Bad & The Noodley by Essington College (Darwin) – Australia | 2015 – 6:16 min.

A clever channelling of the classic UPA style. A tale of the old west involving cowboys, trains, lucky escapes, a robot and noodles.

Best International Student Film

Switch Man

Switch Man by Hsun-Chun Chuang, Shao-Kuei Tung (Taiwan Tech) – Taiwan | 2015 – 3:39 min.

The super-hero gig is a tough one – the hardest part is figuring out the proportions.

Audience Award
International Program #1

If i was god

If I Was God by Cordell Barker – Cordell Barker | 2015 – 8:30 min.

Cordell Barker returns with a stunning puppet film revealing that the benefits of Godhood may well be in the heart of the beholder.

International Program #2

Otto
(Otto) by Job, Joris & Marieke – Netherlands | 2015 – 10 min.

Unable to have children, a woman resorts to stealing the imaginary friend of a small girl – a plan that must surely unravel somehow.

International Program #3

Crabe
Crabe Phare by G.Borde, B.Lebourgeois, C.Vandermeersch, A.Veaux and M.Yang – France | 2015 – 6:51 min.

Sometimes mother nature delivers up surprises that only mother nature could have dreamt up.

International Program #4

Parade
Parade by Digna van der Put – Netherlands | 2015 – 4:14 min

Parades come in all shapes and sizes. They run the entire gamut of costumed pageantry. Anyone can parade – even those who shouldn’t.

International Program #5

Jazz Orgie
Jazz Orgie by Irina Rubina – Germany | 2015 – 0:53 min.

A glorious Aurora Animationus of colourful geometry.

Youpla

Youpla by Oerd van Cuijlenborg – France | 2015 – 4:17 min.

A playfully vibrant film exploring the abstractions and imagination of children’s worlds.

International Program #6

The Guardian
The Guardian by Allessandro Novelli – Spain | 2015 – 4:52 min.

Based on Kafka’s ‘The Trial’ this imaginatively drafted film uses every drop of the power that elegant black & white animation offers.

International Program #7

Ernie
Ernie Biscuit by Adam Elliot – Australia | 2015 – 21:14 min.

A lonely, deaf Parisian taxidermist’s world is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

International Program #8

Kaput
Kaput/Broken by Alexander Lahl – Germany | 2016 – 7 min.

Extraordinary and poignant depiction of the lives of women in an East German jail forced to make consumer goods for sale in the West.

Australian Student Showcase

Cooking with fire
Cookin’ With Fire by Joel Best (UTS) – Australia | 2014 – 1:03 min.

A grog swigging, swashbuckling, moustache grooming pirate chef attempts to cook his signature dish in stormy seas, no matter what it takes.

Australian Showcase

Hound
Hound by Georgia Kriss – Australia | 2015 – 4 min.

Judges Awards
International Program #1

Velodrool
Velodrool by Sander Joon – Estonia | 2015 – 6 min.

International Program #2

Otto
(Otto) by Job, Joris & Marieke – Netherlands | 2015 – 10 min.

International Program #3

Afternoon
Afternoon Class by Seoro Oh – South Korea | 2015 – 3:50 min.

Every school boy knows the gargantuan battle it takes to simply stay awake through the afternoon class.

International Program #4

Lucy
Lucy by Evert de Beijer – Netherlands | 2015 – 9:45 min.

An incredibly rare treat! Only de Beijer makes films that look like these and he doesn’t make many. A fundamentally unique animator.

International Program #5

A 4363’s Trip
A 4363’s Trip by Valentine Dumez – France | 2014 – 2:55 min.

A delightfully punchy and playful abstract riff on the power and presence of the circle in animated art.

International Program #6

Cowboyland
Cowboyland by David Stumpf – Slovakia | 2015 – 4:46 min.

A drunk sheriff isn’t much use in this lawless town – and neither is his wooden horse. Luckily the chicken is keeping an eye on things.

International Program #7

Castillo Y El Armado
Castillo Y El Armado by Pedro Harres – Brazil | 2014 – 13:46 min.

On a stark, windy night Castillo comes face to face with his own brutality on the end of a fish hook.

International Program #8

Kaput
Kaput/Broken by Alexander Lahl – Germany | 2016 – 7 min.

Australian Student Showcase

The Good
The Good, The Bad & The Noodley by Essington College (Darwin) – Australia | 2015 – 6:16 min.

International Student

Switch Man
Switch Man by Hsun-Chun Chuang, Shao-Kuei Tung (Taiwan Tech) – Taiwan | 2015 – 3:39 min.

Late Night Bizarre

Senior
Senior’s Choice by Ave Taveet – Australia | 2015 – 9 min.

An alternative path to losing your mind – set to a catchy jingle to help you keep up.

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