THANK YOU so much to ALL!
As we prepare to enter into the Thanksgiving and Holiday season, the Arlington International Film Festival would like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors, judges, volunteers, organizations, partners, high school students, musician, viewers, followers and indie filmmakers around the world that partner with us to produce this annual festival.
We are grateful to be part of Arlington and the greater Boston community and it is our pleasure to bring cultural, educational and social events to our community. Wishing you all Happy Holidays and...
We look forward to seeing you in 2017!
2016 AIFF PROGRAM
4 HOUSES (4 min)
Mayumi Nishijima | Director | Animation | 5 min | 2014 | Japan | USA | WORLD PREMIERE
Nobody knows what happen to our life.
ALIKE (8 min)
Martinez Lara & Rafa Cano Mendez | Directors | Animation | 8 min | 2015 | Spain | USA | PREMIERE
In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But...what is the correct path?
30th edition. GOYA Award Best Animation Spanish Academy Awards.
Trial & Error (6 min)
Antje Heyn | Director | Animation | 2016 | Germany |
A film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots – and a long-lost friend.
Trial & Error has been awarded as "Best Animation Winner" in August 2016 at the "Short to the point" Int'l Film Festival | Romania
The Day of the Bleeding Gums (5 min)
Dimitar Dimitrov | Director |Director | Animation | 5 min | 2015 | Bulgaria | USA | PREMIERE
It is only needed to calmly wait for your wave, and let it take you there, where even death is just a cause for contemplation. The painting has a value only in the moment of its creation; the rest is just a postcard from a far away voyage.
(‘one film drawn on smartphone’) animation about artist – very clever both in drawing and in story-line (he gets hit by car with painting, drivers pay him, that’s how he earns his living
2015 AIFF PROGRAM
JUAN & THE CLOUD (15 min)
Giovani Maccelli | Director |Spain | 2014 | Animation
Juan is a child who doesn't have any friends; la nube is a cloud who doesn't have any cloud friends.
FALLT (3 min)
Chadwick Whitehead | Director | USA | 2014 | Animation
A farmer struggles to keep his land when Mr. Fall's fault finding goes too far. Gravity must be found and a judge must question his judgement.
WEDDING CAKE (9 min)
Viola Baier | Director | Germany | 2013 | Animation
Two marzipan figures come to life on top of a wedding cake and start to sculpt the perfect marriage out of cake icing. Wedding Cake is a film that shows the bitter-sweet way in which everyday routine. lack of effort and disappearing interest for the partner can affect relationships.
RICE & MATCHSTICKS (9 min)
Javier Beltramino | Director | Argentina/UK | 2015 | Animation | MA PREMIERE
Grief dwells within an old man in overwhelming solitude. His wife's death and the pragmatic indifference of his son and daughter behold the elderly figure clinging on to a long-used suitcase, custodian to his egotist ambitions. But something startling will shake his bitter lethargy, bringing about a magical redemption.
LA TROMPETA (10 min)
Andrés Nieves | Director | Spain | 2014 | Animation
In The Roaring Twenties, where debauchery, alcohol and jazz are at their peak, Jeffrey is a famous jazz trumpeter having fun playing with Larry and Glen every night at New Orleans' clubs. Everything is fine until one night when the worst thing that can happen to a musician happens.
SWITCHMAN (5 min)
Hsun Chang | Director | Taiwan | 2015 | Animation
On a normal quiet Sunday, Dr. Evil. Mantis enters K-City unexpectedly armed with his intent of destruction. Enter an unlikely young man — a superhero and a legend is about to begin.
THE TIME OF REFLECTION (9 min)
Alba E. Garcia | Director | USA | 2014 | Animation
An inventor in the future loses her twin sister tragically.
MUTE (4 min)
Job, Joris & Maireke | Directors | Netherlands | 2013 | Animation
A comic take on bursting to express oneself...with no ability to speak.
STRINGS (11 min)
Pedro Solís García | Director | Spain | 2013 | Animation | U.S. PREMIERE
Maria's routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.
DÄWIT (11 min)
David Jansen | Director | Germany | 2015 | Animation
Produced digitally, while the style of animation is based on the classic art of woodcut, this award-winning short tells the story of Däwit who is rescued from his violent father and grows up far away from his family among wolves. Embarking on a mysterious journey to find his own identity, he encounters great hardships but ultimately finds peace in forgiveness.
1900 - 2000 (6 min)
Agathe Pillot, Armelle Renac, Benoît Berthe, Caroline Le Duff, Gabrielle Locre & Vivien Risser | Directors | France | 2013 | Animation | US PREMIERE
The year is 1900, and Georges and Madeleine are auditioning for a stage show in which they exhibit the technological wonders of the next century. Unfortunately for Georges, his lovely assistant is fed up with the act, and, right in the middle of the show, she absconds with their time machine.
BENDITO MACHINE (12 min)
Jossie Malis | Director | Spain | 2014 | Animation | NE PREMIERE
AIFF Best Animation Short
An exotic traveler comes from far away to discover the beauty of a supposedly unexplored territory. Instead, he finds himself in the middle of a turbulent conflict. Trapped against his will, he must wait patiently until the storm has passed.
MY KINGDOM (4 min)
Debra Solomon | Director | USA | 2014 | Animation
A not-so-meditative meditation on the nature of personal space.
PADRE (12 min)
Santiago "Bou" Grasso | Director | Argentina | 2013 | Animation
Argentina 1983 — the dictatorship comes to an end in the country, but not in this woman's life as she nurses her bedridden military father.
THE SEARCH FOR THE MONSTER OF THE LAKE QUANNAPOWITT (4 min)
Sarah Lynne Reul | Director | USA | 2014 | Animation
This is a thesis film, a three-minute, digitally hand-drawn animated short about the candidate search to fill an open lake monster position. The layouts are based on the landmarks of the real Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA.