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Best of the Next: Programme 3 (15)

November 3, 2012
9:15 pm

A ‘festival within a festival’. Three diverse back-to-back programmes looking at the next generation of indie animators from a variety of angles. Here’s the third of the three programmes, showing the best international student films drawn from more than 60 different schools in 25 countries.

This programme takes place at The Horse Hospital  Your ticket also gives you entry to Best of the Next: Programme 1 – Tokyo University of the Arts & Best of the Next: Programme 2

Book tickets

‘Swarming / Kuhina’ (Joni Mannisto, 2011)

Swarming, Kuhina, Joni Mannisto, LIAF London International Animation Festival

Producer: Turku Arts Academy
A new universe of life leaps forth from the insides of a dead bird – much to the delight and wonder of the child who discovers it.

Finland, 7’18

‘A Life Well-Seasoned’ (Daniel Rieley, 2011)

Producer: The Arts University College at Bournemouth
Maybe the simplest memories are the real spice of life.

UK, 3’35

‘Flood / Fiumana’ (Julia Gromskaya, 2012)

Flood, Fiumana, Julia Gromskaya, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA girl at a window watches the passing of time, the waltz of seasons, waiting for her man.

Italy, 5’20

‘This is Not Real’ (Gergely Wootsch, 2011)

This is Not Real, Gergely Wootsch, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: Royal College of Art, London
A young boy’s chimerical journey from a small English town leads him to an all-defining conclusion.

UK, 6’40

‘En Parties’ (Hugo Bravo, 2011)

En Parties, Hugo Bravo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: Ecole Emile Cohl
Modern deco blended with postmodern cubism – coming to a screen near you.

France, 3’49

‘Within Within’ (Sharon Liu, 2011)

Within Within, Sharon Liu, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: Royal College of Art, London
An astonishingly mature review of the young filmmaker’s sense of her birthplace – Hong Kong – its place in the world and its complex relationship with China.

UK, 3’00

‘From Dad to Son’ (Nils Knoblich, 2011)

From Dad to Son, Nils Knoblich, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: Kunsthochschule Kassel
From his prison cell, junior writes a letter to his dad, informing him that the weapon and victim lie buried on his property.

Germany, 5’20

‘Hinterland’ (Jakob Weyde & Jost Althoff, 2011)

Hinterland, Jakob Weyde, Jost Althoff, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: HFF “Konrad Wolf”
A crow steals a bear’s new I-Pod. The bear gets mad.

Germany, 8’40

‘L’Air De Rien’ (Cecile Milazzo, 2011)

L'Air De Rien, Cecile Milazzo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: La Poudriere
The faces we create, the clothes we wear, the spaces we inhabit – are they barriers, disguises or conduits to surviving day to day.

France, 3’16

‘When I Was Young’ (Kaori Onishi, 2011)

When I Was Young, Kaori Onishi, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: UCA, Farnham
The story of a girl who wants to be a whale.

UK/Japan, 5’34

‘Passenger’ (Africanus Okokon, 2011)

Producer: Rhode Island School of Design
An entrancing re-animated view of a ride home in the dark.

USA, 3’51

‘Change/Valtozas’ (Virag Kiss, 2011)

Change, Valtozas, Virag Kiss, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
An ironic monologue about finding one’s path, inner growth, and the desire to change.

Hungary, 6’37

‘Right In The Middle / Zmitzt Drin’ (Cecile Brun, 2011)

Right In The Middle, Zmitzt Drin, Cecile Brun, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducers: HSLU Design & Art, Lucerne.
I’m searching and searching when it’s actually me that’s being followed. And I’ve already been found ages ago.

Switzerland, 5’06

‘Once Upon A Time/Conte De Faits’ (Jumi Yoon, 2011)

Once Upon A Time, Conte De Faits, Jumi Yoon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: La Poudriere
A young girl remembers the sights, sounds and her escape paths from the American servicemen’s bar her mother ran during the Korean War.

France, 3’59

‘The Backwater Gospel’ (Bo Mathorne, 2011)

The Backwater Gospel, Bo Mathorne, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalProducer: The Animation Workshop
Death stalks the prairie and has no favourites – neither true believers nor crazed hillbillies can hide.

Denmark, 9’31