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2016 Melbourne International Animation Festival

Fast becoming one of the most popular animation festivals in the world, the 2015 Melbourne International Animation Festival is your comprehensive showcase of the best new and historical animations from Australia and abroad. With more than 3500 entries, 450 films, 40 programs and 35 represented countries all in 8 days; the numbers speak for themselves.

Proving that animation is not a genre devoted to kids the Melbourne International Animations Festival is the largest festival of its kind in Australia. Be sure to check out some part of the 2015 festival, which includes a multitude of screenings, the Render Animation Conference and, this year, a week-long program of symposiums to celebrate the centenary of Australian animation.

The Festival kicks off in June starting with the all-important Australian Showcase then followed by more great highlights across the eight days including; Panorama Programs, Best of the Next Student Festival, Late Night Bizarre, Kids Program, Music Video and the much-loved Best of the Fest.

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 450 films from over 35 separate countries are shown. Highlights of the festival include many guest artists and visiting animators.

As well as the core International Competition Programs there are a diverse collection of carefully curated programs at Melbourne International Animation Festival including; Signe Baumane, Window On Slovakia, Irish Stories: Brown Bag Films, and Late Night Frederator.

The Melbourne International Animation Festival celebrates the best current, retrospective and historical animated films from around the world with a myriad of screenings, workshops, kids programs and presentations. Pushing audiences beyond the boundaries of universal assumptions about animation, Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015 is of epic proportions and a truly memorable event to take part in.

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square. Punthill apartments are nestled in three areas of the Melbourne CBD each within easy walking distance of the Federation Square and the festival. These affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Melbourne CBD apartments are a wonderful break from the hectic pace of Melbourne. Contact us today or book online for Punthill Flinders Lane, Punthill Little Bourke and Punthill Manhattan.