|March 14, 2013 12:00 pm||to||March 16, 2013 12:00 pm|
There aren’t many opportunities to see British animation on the big screen and each year LIAF probably shows more than any other event in the world. This is an opportunity to show Poland what British animators are doing and how they’re doing it.
We’re screening a Best of British Animation 2012 programme as part of OFAFA Festival in Krakow, Poland.
You can take a look at the OFAFA Festival website (in Polish) here
‘The Making of Longbird’ (Will Anderson, 2011)
A behind-the-scenes look at the battle royale raging between an animator and a character that just won’t do what it is commanded to.
‘I’m Fine Thanks’ (Eamonn O’Neill, 2011)
A candy-coloured psychotic meditation on urban survival.
Produced by Royal College of Art, London
‘My Face is in Space’ (Tom Jobbins, 2012)
1977 – NASA sent a Golden Record into space. It encapsulated some of the greatest achievements of humankind, as well as a few friendly faces. Larry’s face is one of them.
‘In Dreams’ (Samuel Blain, 2011)
A group of people swap their heads to help illustrate their most recurrent or memorable dreams.
‘The Pub’ (Joseph Pierce, 2012)
Kemi 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.
‘Last Breath’ (Ying-Ping Mak, 2012)
Yeuk Seng is coming to terms with being a social outcast. Refusing to give in, he is now struggling to live in a city that he does not belong to anymore.
‘Dead Bird’ (Trevor Hardy, 2012)
Peter gets some advise from a wise old man – even if he didn’t ask for it.
’99 John’ (Matthias Hoegg, 2011)
99 John sells pills all night and every night to the punters for the clubs from a dilapidated ice-cream van. But while seeing all and hearing all, being mute, he can tell no-one of what he witnesses. Narrated by Steve Coogan.
‘Immersed’ (Soledad Aguila, 2012)
A mysterious portrait of the beauty in decay of natural wild life.
‘The History of An Orange’ (Emma Lazenby, 2012)
A road movie from the good old days – with the roof down, the breakdown, the pride and the joy and the misery.
‘Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road?’ (Daniel Binns, 2012)
To understand this question we must first get to know the chicken, whose unfortunate problems began in his childhood.
‘Spin’ (Max Hattler, 2011)
A complex choreography of re-animated figures moving to the exquisitely synchronised command of a master manipulator.
‘The Tannery’ (Iain Gardner, 2010)
A recently deceased fox has a life after death experience.
‘Moxie’ (Stephen Irwin, 2011)
A sad face, a dead bear, a subdued detective and a ‘lemon enema’.
’20 Hz’ (Semiconductor, Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt, 2011)
A fascinating and mesmerising animated form created directly from data of a geomagnetic storm in the earth’s upper atmosphere, collected by the CARISSMA radio array telescope.
‘A Different Perspective’ (Chris O’Hara, 2012)
A visit from an alien life form results in a change of perspective in more ways than one.
‘The Day I Killed My Imaginary Best Friend’ (Antonio J Busto Algarin, 2012)
Regla is a nine year-old girl whose only friend is imaginary. Regla hates bath time and always has to be ordered to do it. But she usually gets rid of her bath water without her mother knowing.