MIAF Symposium Series at Deakin

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'Melbourne International Animation Festival'

Deakin has teamed up with the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) to bring an inspiring, exclusive collection of MIAF highlights into the heart of Deakin.

MIAF is one of the largest animation festivals in the world, screening more than 400 films from almost 40 countries over a 10 day period at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Deakin's support ensured MIAF was able to bring together a diverse roster of expert speakers, practitioners and leaders to share their knowledge and screen the works they think have made a difference.

MIAF Director, Malcolm Turner, will present a collection of highlights drawn from this treasure trove of ideas, insights and special films on campus exclusively for Deakin for those who missed the main fireworks in Federation Square in June.

MIAF Events at Deakin

The History Of CG Animation
The earliest developments in CG animation came from computer pioneers interested in mastering the earliest forms of software and artists whose practice often veered towards abstract forms. In many ways the astonishing increase in sophistication of CG animation mirrors the stratospheric rise in the power and capabilities of the machines that it is created on. This program brings together a collection of some of the benchmark films and most interesting historic technical and creative cross roads that chart the progress of CG animation as a cinematic artform and the artists and engineers who created them.

Machinanima - Then And Now
Machinanima is as much a lifestyle as an artform. For some it is a subversive and ingenious 're-using' of powerful software created by corporate games manufacturers, for others it is a short-cut to supercharging the animation process in the pursuit of an alternative form of cinema and yet other sectors of the machinima community see it as a stand alone form of expression and communication with its own rules and conventions. A fascinating look inside an aspect of animation that seldom gets onto the big screen and an eye-opening documentation of a dedicated group of artists and technicians.

State Of The Animated Nation - Animating In Australia
A thought provoking insight into the past, the present and the future of CG animating in Australia from a number of varied perspectives. This presentation draws from across the entire MIAF 13 schedule including from the opening presentations of the "RENDER" Conference, the specialist panel discussion "CG In Australia" which featured as part of the overall CG Symposium as well as from the series of Australian Showcase screenings which make MIAF an internationally renowned unique and valuable showcase of Australian animation talent.


Sessions start at 12noon and are being streamed live, so you'll need to be at the TV Studio entrance (Building P, Level, Level 1, P1.21) by 11.45am to be seated in time. Put it in your diary now, further details to come.


Past Events

The School of Communication & Creative Arts (SCCA) is pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF).

Held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Federation Square, MIAF 2013 features a RENDER Conference and Deakin-sponsored CG Symposium series in addition to a screening program of over 400 short films from around the world, and a hands-on animation WORKSHOP.

Deakin is proud to be a major MIAF sponsor in 2013. This partnership supports the creative arts by engaging local communities, students and teachers in contemporary cultures of the moving image through screenings, conference and symposium presentations as well as a hands-on animation workshop.

In conjunction with Deakin, MIAF 2013 will launch an annual Symposium series. Run over 5 nights from 24-28 June, the 2013 Symposium looks at 'Computer Generated Animation' from 5 different angles, including 'CG in Australia' with a panel lead by Deakin's own Motion.Lab. Click here for more information on the MIAF-Deakin CG Symposium.

For students and teachers of animation, film & TV, graphic design, illustration, media studies and studio arts, this is a unique opportunity to see the best of the best international and Australian works including recently released, historical and retrospective animation. You'll be amazed at the variety of concepts, genres, techniques, styles, methods, motivations and stories on offer - there's heaps to know and learn just from watching these animations. Inspiring stuff!

Come and experience the works and ideas of the animators who are the leading edge of where animation has been and where it's heading to now!


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