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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'
BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD - 'The Flounder' Carola Bauckholt

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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

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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

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2019

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

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2018, LIAF 2018

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 ...