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Newcastle International Animation Festival

Newcastle International Animation Festival

Friday 25th August - Sunday 27th August 6:00 - 9:00pm

Categories: General Events , Film


The Newcastle International Animation Festival returns in 2017 with a fresh selection of the world’s finest bite-sized animated films!

This year the Newcastle International Animation Festival, thanks to The University of Newcastle, extends across three days of animated glory. With 5 sessions spread over the 3 days - there is no reason to miss your dose of quirky animation goodness!

The world’s best animators have gathered stories from this universe and the next! You’ll find hilarious gags, bizarre creatures, moments of human kindness and mind-bending brain food. There is fun for the kids and even more for the grownups!

The festival will include a Q&A session with local animators + an extra special premier film screening.

The festival will also be running its annual animation competition. Winners to be announced on opening night along with awesome outdoor projections! Don’t miss it!

You can catch all this ++ more at the Newcastle International Animation Festival 2017

Tickets are only $10 per session or $25 for a weekend pass. TICKET ON SALE END OF JULY! 


FRIDAY 25th AUGUST 6pm | Opening Night: Outdoor Projections, Animation Competition Winners Announced, International Program 1 + an after-party at FogHorn Brewhouse

SATURDAY 26th August 7pm | Australian Showcase and Q&A with local animators Tim Cannt and Dan Smith

SATURDAY 26th August 9:30pm | Late Night Bizarre - Prepare yourself for this mind-bending adults-only session

SUNDAY 27th August 10:30am | Kid’s Program - Guaranteed giggles in this cheeky session for people aged 2 and up.

SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 6pm | International Program 2 - Global greatness. Stories from Germany, Latvia, India, France + more! 

Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - @NewcastleIAF 

Or our website - http://www.newcastleiaf.com.au

2017-08-25 18:00:00
2017-08-27 21:00:00