World’s best animation returns to Wagga


Monday, 28 Apr 2014

Image by CSU student Ms Alice Markham. Charles Sturt University (CSU) presents the 11th Australian International Animation Festival in Wagga Wagga from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 May. The international event will feature a range of animation styles, genres and techniques with the screening of over 100 films selected from a record 2 500 submissions from around the world. The Festival at the Forum 6 Cinema in Wagga Wagga will officially open from 6pm on Friday 9 May with the screening of one of three International programs. The Festival is divided into International Programs, Australian Showcase, BLEND Screening, Chris Sullivan Shorts Collection, Kid's Program and Late Night Bizarre. There is also a series of free animation seminars hosted by distinguished guest speakers. Read the full AIAF program at the official Festival site here: www.aiaf.net.au CSU animation and visual effects lecturer and Festival co-director Mr Andrew Hagan said, "Whether it's the premiere screening of internationally acclaimed films, the generosity of over $3 000 of door-prizes, unprecedented access to award-winning filmmakers, or celebration of the first comprehensive snapshot of Australian animation in 2014, there's simply nothing like the creative atmosphere of this annual festival to feel energised and inspired once again." Through its School of Communication and Creative Industries, CSU offers the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Animation and Visual Effects).

Media contact: Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:
CSU animation and visual effects lecturer and Festival co-director Mr Andrew Hagan is available for interview. Contact CSU Media; Tickets are on sale now. For prices and further details go to the Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/australianfestival