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International Programme 3 (15)

October 27, 2012
4:00 pm

The best of recently released short animated films from all over the world, carefully chosen from 2000-plus entries. They come in from every corner, they use every technique, they can be funny, dramatic, eye-popping, subdued, documentary or autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop. We also have competition programmes focusing purely on: Recent Japanese Animation (Programme 4); Dark Animation (Programme 7); Long Shorts (Programme 8); and Abstract Animation (Programme 9).

Book tickets

‘La Détente’ (Pierre Ducos & Bertrand Bey, 2011)

La Détente, Pierre Ducos, Bertrand Bey, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Paralysed with fear and stuck in a trench, a soldier’s mind disconnects from the horror and escapes to a world where wars are fought by toys.

www.ladetentelefilm.com

France, 8’10

‘The Goods’ (Lars Jandel, 2012)

The Goods, Lars Jendel, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A man, a baby in a buggy, a child and a balloon. In times like these even a simple walk is unbearable.

www.larsjandel.de

Germany, 3’00

‘How To Eat Your Apple’ (Erick Oh, 2011)

How To Eat Your Apple, Erick Oh, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Apple eating as a Daliesque spectacular spectator spectacle.

www.erickoh.com/apple

South Korea, 1’30

‘Gristle’ (Jamie Clennett, 2011)

Gristle, Jamie Clennett, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Life hanging on a hook is as much about perspective as fate – not that fate pays any attention.

www.abitofargybargy.com

Australia, 3’30

‘About the Hard Life of a Barn Swallow’ (Chintis Lundgren, 2011)

About the Hard Life of a Barn Swallow, Chintis Lundgren, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012The life of a Barn Swallow is not easy, bigger birds are pesky and the barn is locked at night.

www.chintislundgren.com

Estonia, 5’00

‘Stuck in a Groove’ (Clemens Kogler, 2010)

Stuck in a Groove, Clemens Kogler, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012What do Madonna, Massive Attack and Angela Merkel have in common? Friedrich Nietzsche might be the answer to this question.

www.clemenskogler.net

Austria, 4’05

‘Stopover’ (Neil Stubbings, 2011)

Stopover, Neil Stubbings, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Idiot, space, delivery boy picks the wrong pyramid for a toilet stop.

www.lemob.ch

Switzerland, 3’00

‘The Pub’ (Joseph Pierce, 2012)

The Pub, Joseph Pierce, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.

www.josephpierce.co.uk

UK, 7’45

‘Romance’ (Georges Schwizgebel, 2011)

Romance, Georges Schwizgebel, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012The very latest offering from one of the world’s living masters tackling one of the world’s biggest topics.

www.nfb.ca

Switzerland, 7’21

‘The Tannery’ (Iain Gardner, 2010)

The Tannery, Iain Gardner, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A recently deceased fox has a life after death experience.

www.iaingardner.co.uk

UK, 5’30

‘The Shoemaker / O Sapateiro’ (David Doutel & Vasco Sa, 2011)

The Shoemaker / O Sapateiro, David Doutel, Vasco Sa, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A shoemaker, wrapped up in the memories of his life and the demands of his work, experiences a crucial moment in his existence.

www.curtas.pt/agencia

Portugal, 12’00

‘Rew Day’ (Svilen Dimitrov, 2012)

Rew Day, Svilen Dimitrov, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A rewound review of one man’s last day.

www.svilendimitrovart.blogspot.co.uk

Bulgaria, 6’40

‘Sorceress’ (Patrick Jenkins, 2012)

Sorceress, Patrick Jenkins, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012When a young woman is kidnapped her sister embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her from an evil sorceress.

www.interlog.com/~pjenkins/latestnews

Canada, 9’00