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LIAF presents: Best of British Animation 2012, Ipswich Film Theatre, Ipswich

June 27, 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 Ipswich what British animators are doing and how they’re doing it.

Please check with Ipswich Film Theatre for the correct start time. Tickets will be available for purchase here

‘The Making of Longbird’ (Will Anderson, 2011)

The Making of Longbird, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A 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.

www.whiterobot.co.uk

UK, 15’18

‘I’m Fine Thanks’ (Eamonn O’Neill, 2011)

I’m Fine Thanks, Eamonn O'Neill, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA candy-coloured psychotic meditation on urban survival.
Produced by Royal College of Art, London

UK, 4’30

‘My Face is in Space’ (Tom Jobbins, 2012)

My Face is in Space, Tom Jobbins, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 20121977 – 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.

UK, 9’00

‘In Dreams’ (Samuel Blain, 2011)

In Dreams, Samuel Blain, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A group of people swap their heads to help illustrate their most recurrent or memorable dreams.

UK, 3’57

‘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

‘Last Breath’ (Ying-Ping Mak, 2012)

Last Breath, Ying-Ping Mak, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Yeuk 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.

UK, 7’55

‘Dead Bird’ (Trevor Hardy, 2012)

Dead Bird, Trevor Hardy, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Peter gets some advise from a wise old man – even if he didn’t ask for it.

UK, 1’00

’99 John’ (Matthias Hoegg, 2011)

99 John, Matthias Hoegg, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 201299 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.

UK, 2’57

‘Immersed’ (Soledad Aguila, 2012)

Immersed, Soledad Aguila, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A mysterious portrait of the beauty in decay of natural wild life.

UK, 3’50

‘The History of An Orange’ (Emma Lazenby, 2012)

The History of An Orange, Emma Lazenby, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A road movie from the good old days – with the roof down, the breakdown, the pride and the joy and the misery.

UK, 3’00

‘Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road?’ (Daniel Binns, 2012)

Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road?', Daniel Binns, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012To understand this question we must first get to know the chicken, whose unfortunate problems began in his childhood.

UK, 2’19

‘Spin’ (Max Hattler, 2011)

Spin, Max Hattler, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A complex choreography of re-animated figures moving to the exquisitely synchronised command of a master manipulator.

www.maxhattler.com

UK/France, 3’55

 

‘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

‘Moxie’ (Stephen Irwin, 2011)

Moxie, Stephen Irwin, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A sad face, a dead bear, a subdued detective and a ‘lemon enema’.

www.smalltimeinc.com

UK, 5’45

’20 Hz’ (Semiconductor, Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt, 2011)

20 Hz, Semiconductor, Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A 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.

www.semiconductorfilms.com

UK, 5’00

‘A Different Perspective’ (Chris O’Hara, 2012)

A Different Perspective, Chris O’Hara, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A visit from an alien life form results in a change of perspective in more ways than one.

Ireland, 1’55

‘The Day I Killed My Imaginary Best Friend’ (Antonio J Busto Algarin, 2012)

The Day I Killed My Imaginary Best Friend, Antonio J Busto Algarin, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Regla 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.

UK, 6’11