UTS to host Australian International Animation Fest in 2009

26 September, 2008 by IF

[Release by UTS]

A sneak preview of animated things to come at the University of Technology, Sydney will take place in the form of free animated films on Saturday 18 October at 12 noon.


Celebrating UTS as the Sydney host of the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) from 2009 and onwards, the university will be screening three selected highlights from this year’s touring festival, including international highlights, digital and puppet animation, and ‘late night bizarre’.

“While having a presence in other Australian cities and towns, the AIAF has been missing from Sydney for several years. We’re correcting this situation and are bringing the Festival back to the harbour city’s home of animation: UTS,” said Deborah Turnbull, UTS: AIAF coordinator.

In 2009, Sydney fans of animation can expect the complete Australian International Animation Festival at UTS. For 2008, all are welcome to one of three free screenings:
1. International Program 1, 2 and 3: the most up to date snapshot of the international animation scene.
2. Digital and Australian Panoramas: AIAF’s annual update on the digital domain within the animating community, screening with a showcase of Australian animation diversity and inventiveness.
3. International Puppet Animation and Late Night Bizarre: focusing on the re-emergence of this most hands-on of techniques; screening with a boggling compendium of the wildest animated ideas horse whipped up to warp speed and transponded back from parallel universes.

All films start at 12.00 pm on Saturday afternoon, 18 October 2008, at UTS venues in the Design, Architecture and Building building (Building 6) at 730 Harris Street, Ultimo – connected to the UTS Tower by footbridge and Central Station through the pedestrian tunnel.

Reservation is essential by contacting Deborah.turnbull@uts.edu.au, or visiting www.aiaf.com.au/2008/sydney.html