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LIAF 2013 Flipbook Challenge Launched

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Illustration by Claude Trollope-Curson

The LIAF 2013 Flipbook Challenge is now closed, you can look at some of our entries on our Vimeo and Dailymotion channels.

Last year saw the launch of our first ever Flipbook Challenge. We had flipbooks entered from all over the world, in all manner of styles and had the honour of sharing them with you all at our Flipbook desk at the Barbican during LIAF 2012. This year we’ll be doing the same and we’re open for entry… NOW!

Entry is simple, download a form – go make that flipbook. We want to see EVERYONE flipbooking, so no excuses… expert and noobie flipbookists alike will be welcomed.

There will be prizes in the form of LIAF DVD bundles and even a spot of recognition too – how does a special mention at our always sell-out Best of the Fest programme sound?

A selection of LIAF 2012 Flipbook Challenge entries

We’ll be displaying the flipbooks throughout LIAF 2013 (Oct 25th – Nov 3rd) at our base in the Barbican’s Cinema 2 & 3 on Beech Street. So make sure you come say “Hi” and take a look. We’ll also be filming our favourites – flipped into motion, and uploading them to social media sites for all to see.

If you’ve not made a flipbook before, or if you fancy finding out more about this particular form of micro-animation, then we’ll be running a Flipbook Workshop during LIAF 2013. Flipbook expert Elizabeth Hobbs will share her expertise, explaining the principles of the flipbook, revealing a variety of techniques and guiding you as you embark upon creating your own. More details on this coming soon.

So don’t be shy…remember there’s flipbook potential everywhere if you look hard enough: in the corner of your next paperback; the post-it notes on your desk; grab yourself a bulldog clip and some pieces of card… you get the idea.

And here’s a spot of inspiration to get you in the mood, one of last years’ Flipbook Challenge winners: ‘Help’ by Beano Burnett.