Welcoming the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) to Brisbane for its fifth Queensland edition, Bakery Lane will transform into a cinema under the stars on Friday 3 August for an evening of on-screen entertainment, kicking off the Festival which will run until Sunday 5 August.

Exclusively for opening night, guests will be viewing the best from this year’s Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), with a selected reel of 16 world-class animated short films. Starting at 7pm, Bakery Lane will come alive for Brisbane’s film enthusiasts, with all the animation action accompanied by a special menu of scrumptious beverages and food on offer from the laneway’s bars and restaurants.

With free admission for all, this exclusive Australia Animation Showcase will include the much-acclaimed stop motion film, After All, which collected the award for Best Australian animated short film and the top prize Best of The Fest at MIAF. The 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards shortlisters, Fifty-Two and Ready For Baby, are also highlighted in the Australian Showcase, as well as the uplifting AACTA Award winner for Best Short Animation, Lost Property Office. 

Presented by Animation Alliance Australia Inc (ASIFA Australia) and supported by Screen Queensland, the festival includes more than 80 animated films from 22 countries showcasing the best in show from the national program.

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