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LIAF 2021: What’s On

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LIAF 2021 is on it's way and fully hybrid! This year we'll be at our at regular venues: the Barbican, The Horse Hospital and Close-Up plus at two new venues: Hackney Picturehouse and The Puppet Theatre Barge. Most of our programmes will also be available ONLINE, bringing the best animation, direct to your homes. Click on the links below to discover ...

LIAF 2021: More Films Announced! British Showcase, Late Night Bizarre, Best of the Next & Children’s Films

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The word is out - LIAF is back and we can’t wait to share these films with you! In addition to the 8 international competition programmes announced last week, LIAF 2021 will also feature the British Showcase, two children’s and families programmes, The Best of the Next (student films) and Late Night Bizarre. All of these ...

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme Films

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The word is out - LIAF is back and we can’t wait to share these films with you! Our programmers have been working away throughout lockdown by sifting through the 2,384 films that came our way this year. After much deliberation, head-scratching and tired eyes we have hand-picked 80 films from 31 countries to screen in ...

LIAF 2021: Special Programme Announcement!

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Get ready for the return of the 18th London International Animation Festival. The UK’s longest-running, largest and most eclectic animation festival is back and screening in-cinema and online all across the UK for 10 days from November 26th.  We can’t wait to return to live in-cinema screenings and this year as well as our regular venues the ...

LIAF 2020: Judges Award Statements

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Each year we search for the finest panel of judges: educators; independent animators; producers; authors, curators and more. All are experts in their field and all possess an informed and exploratory eye for excellence in the animation world. This year we were honoured to welcome a carefully selected judging panel who perfectly filled our criteria: Chris Shepherd, Max Hattler and ...

LIAF 2020: And the winner is…

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THE JURY AWARDS JURY: Best of the Festival Award 'Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother' - Stephen Irwin Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. 2019, 10min watch trailer JURY: Best British Film Award 'Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother' - Stephen Irwin Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. 2019, 10min watch ...