The online home of the London International Animation Festival.

LIAF Paus Best of the Festival Award Best British Film Award Best Abstract Film Award
LIVE SCREENING - LIAF partners with paus find out more
BEST OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD - Elizabeth Hobbs' 'The Flounder'
BEST BRITISH FILM AWARD - Samantha Moore's 'Bloomers''
BEST ABSTRACT FILM AWARD - Max Hattler's 'Matter and Motion'

Welcome to the London International Animation Festival

Latest Festival News

LIAF 2020: Entries & Coronavirus

Despite all the uncertainty currently happening in the world we are still working towards the 2020 London International Animation Festival taking place at our usual time of year - the end of November and beginning of December. Now is the perfect time to enter your films to LIAF, as our programmers are busy watching films in ...

LIAF 2019: And the winner is…

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Flounder, Elizabeth Hobbs

THE AWARDS JURY: Best of the Festival Award Flounder (Elizabeth Hobbs, UK) One day a humble fisherman catches an enchanted fish. Can the fish help him and his wife improve their lot? JURY: Best British Film Award Bloomers (Samantha Moore, UK) The story of a lingerie factory in Manchester. Workers recount the history of Headen & Quarmby, UK manufacturing, ...

LIAF 2019 Article: Happiness Machine

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Happiness Machine, Ana Nedeljković

With the Happiness Machine, twenty female, European artists question our current economic system. As an innovative, Pan European project, ten women animators and ten women composers have been brought together to crafting of new work. Invited to participate by Austrian music ensemble Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women Animation Festival, the contributors were asked to consider ...

LIAF 2019 Article: Long Shorts

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Physics of Sorrow, Theodore Ushev

It takes time to think. Reflection tends to work best at a slower tempo. Joining dots for oneself can be a longer process than being catapulted along the shortest path from A to B. 'Long Shorts' is the programme that allows these types of films to stand on their merits. Previous introductions to this programme have ...

LIAF 2019: Meet the Judges

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2019

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 are honoured to ...

LIAF 2019 Trailers: The Making Of

LIAF-2019-NFTS-trailer-thumbnail

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 ...