International Animation Day Celebration: a special screening at the VCA

A special, free October screening of animated works by the Victorian College of the Arts BFA Animation students? Yes please! 

By Robert Stephenson, Lecturer in Film and Television (Animation) 

This month, the Victorian College of the Arts will celebrate International Animation Day with a showcase of animated works from first and second year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) students, together with a collection of animated short films from around the world.

The program features an entertaining array of subject matter and diversity of themes from the personal and observational to the wild and bizarre. There’s documentary, experimental, horror, sci-fi, comedy, and others not so easily categorised that open up the possibilities of contemporary animation.

ASIFA (Association International du Film d’Animation) created the first International Animation Day in 2002, honouring the first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris in October in 1892. Through the Australian chapter of ASIFA, International Animation Day at the VCA brings together a tasting plate of animated shorts that have been exchanged across the world, as over 40 countries simultaneously celebrate a cultural connection through the art of animation.

Please join us for this special event screening on 26 October. You can get a flavour of what’s to come in the short video below.

BFA_ScreeningTrailer from VCA School of Film & Television on Vimeo.

The VCA’s International Animation Day Celebration Day Film Screening is at Federation Hall, Southbank, Melbourne, on 26 October, 6.30pm–9pm. More details

Banner image: Screenshot/BFA Screening Trailer 2017.