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2009 Newcastle International Animation Festival


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Shop 45, 164-170 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle NSW 2300

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UPDATE October 2012

The Australian International Animation Festival will be held once more in Newcastle as part of the Look Hear Art + Design Festival. Offering five sessions showcasing award-winning films, underground standouts and animation chaos.

Sunday 28 October 2012 at the Conservatorium Concert Hall. Head to the Look Hear site for session and booking details.

UPDATE October 2009

The Australian International Animation Festival in Newcastle is over for 2009. Over 400 attendees loved what they saw over the three days of the festival.

The Australian International Animation Festival tours the country each year. From 21-24 October 2009 it will be bringing the best short animations in the world to Newcastle; 110 films from 26 countries to amaze, delight, amuse and confuse you. From the heartwarming to the bizarre this collection covers the lot.

The program includes 3 international programs, a showcase of Australian animation, highlights of SIGGRAPH Asia, an amazing digital program or for the brave, a late-night hour of oddness in Late Night Bizarro and a special Kids program of international animated treats.

The event launch is Wednesday 21 October, 2009 at the View Factory, and the screening program is showing Thursday, Friday and Saturday (22-24 October) at the Civic Playhouse Newcastle. See the website for program information, or join the Facebook group for regular updates.

The Australian International Animation Festival is being brought to Newcastle by Specially Trained Monkeys’ Jane Shadbolt who is mad keen on animation and would like to share her passion with the rest of Newcastle.

What are you doing in the shopfront?

At night we are lighting up Hunter St Mall with projections of the festival trailer and features from the screening program.


The program is curated by Malcolm Turner and sponsored by Screen Australia.

The Australian International Animation Festival is sponsored by University of Newcastle and proudly supported by Newcastle City Council and Renew Newcastle.