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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 ...

LIAF 2020 Article: International Competition Programme 8 – Long Shorts

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“Calling Doctor Freud…. Doctor Freud to the Animation Department please.” Black Sheep Boy (James Molle) – where to begin? One of the things that animation as an artform is preternaturally constructed to best perform is the visualisation of the hyper-fluid post-reality displosions (yeah, not a real word – but think about it!) of dreams and nightmares in ...

LIAF 2020 Article: International Competition Programme 7 – Looking For Answers

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Data is not information. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Humans have always looked for answers. Before the dark, T-shirted Profits of Silicon Valley turned up and figured out a way to weaponise the inherent human desire to look for answers and try and skip all the steps between data and wisdom, there used ...

LIAF 2020 Article: International Competition Programme 6 – Animated Documentaries

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Why is it so hard for so many people to believe that such a thing as an ‘animated documentary’ not just exists but is even possible? Step outside the rarefied aesthetic courtyard of your worker-day animation festival and the mention of the term ‘animated doco’ just draws blank stares; like marshmallow roof tiles, Euclidean aquatics ...