The Australian International Animation Festival 2011 featured a celebrated collection of the world's finest animation for its eighth consecutive year. The festival secured amazing exclusives from more than 2,200 submissions from over 30 countries. The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation. The International Competition programs were made up of an eclectic mix of films and offered audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the international creative animation scene. In addition to these were programs that focused on children's animation, the return of Supinfocom and a special compilation of 10 years curating Late Night Bizarre. As co-director, producer and editor for the event, I organised the venue, technical duties and marketing for the evening. The festival premiered on Friday 13th May to Sunday 15th May, 2011 at the Forum 6 Cinema, Wagga Wagga, and featured a special seminar with Australian filmmakers including Susan Stamp, John Lewis, Janette Goody, Amy Alexander and Rebecca Hayes. Malcolm Turner rounded up the international scene with emphasis on Polish animation, the New York indie scene, the UPA Studio (who gave us classics like Mr Magoo) and the RCA in London. Finally we invited Laurent Monneron, Supinfocom Director, to talk about the internationally acclaimed school and present an exclusive insight into the making of Meet Buck. The success of the event secured Wagga playing host to AIAF in 2012. This event also toured in a compact format to other major cities funded by other promoters.