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LIAF 2019 Trailers: The Making Of


We have been extremely lucky this year to have two talented animation students from the National Film and TV School (Izabela Barszcz) and Middlesex University (Stephen Quenet) make our festival trailers. We’ll be screening them far and wide throughout the festival on the big screen at all our venues as well as extensively online. But here ...

LIAF 2019: What’s On

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LIAF 2019 is on it's way! You can find all our programmes listed below at LIAF regular venues Barbican, The Horse Hospital, Close-Up Film Centre and Rio Cinema, as well as details on the return of our Animation Industry Event, (held at the University of East London). Click on the links below to discover synopses, stills and trailers from this years' festival. Tickets are available ...

LIAF 2018: Judges – The Inside Scoop

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Each year we search for the finest panel of Judges: Educators; Independent Animators; Producers; affiliates of prominent organisations (all with animation at their core); Authors, Curators and more. All are experts in their field and all possess the ‘shining’ when it comes to an informed and exploratory eye for excellence in the animation world. This year we were honoured to welcome ...

LIAF 2018: And the winner is…

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JURY VOTING: THE AWARDS JURY: Best of the Fest Award Egg (Martina Scarpelli, France/Denmark) A woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg. She repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger. A brave account of overcoming anorexia. JURY: Best British Film Award Roughhouse (Jonathan Hodgson, UK/France) Three teenage friends embark on a new ...

LIAF 2018 Article: Estonian Animation: A Centenary Celebration

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Piano, Kaspar Jancis

It is hard to define - let alone explain - how and why Estonian animation is so utterly unique. And unique it most certainly is. To the extent that the profile of Estonian animation has broadened in contemporary times much of the credit must go to Chris Robinson, the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation ...

LIAF 2018 Article: The Mad, Bad Anthropomorphic World of Chintis Lundgren

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Chintis Lundgren

When Chintis Lundgren was three years old, her mother visited a fortune teller. When her mother returned home, she informed her daughter “one day you will be a famous artist, the fortune teller has told me” in a tone as certain and assured as if pointing to a table and saying, “this is a table”. ...