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10 Comedy Animations (15)

October 25, 2013
9:30 pm

Wow – we made it to our 10th anniversary!!

We’ve received more than 12,000 entries, screened more than 2,500 films, and had some of the most talented animators in the world come and hang out with us. This is the first of three special screenings reviewing the very best comedy, horror and sci-fi films that have screened at LIAF over the years – this screening features 10 of our very best comedy films.

At Barbican book tickets

Guard Dog (Bill Plympton, 2004)

Guard Dog, Bill Plympton, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOscar-nominated comedy from the king of indie animation. Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels?

 USA, 5’00

Brother (Adam Elliot, 1999)

Brother, Adam Elliot, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe childhood memory of a little boy afflicted with asthma.

Australia, 7’50

The Small Dragon (Bruno Collet, 2009)

The Small Dragon, Bruno Collet, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhere’s Bruce Lee when you really, really need him?

France, 8’15

Cowboys – Outrage (Phil Mulloy, 1992)

Cowboys - Outrage, Phil Mulloy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe whole of Joesville is disgusted by the behaviour of their young folk.

UK, 3’00

The Man in the Blue Gordini (Jean-Christophe Lie, 2009)

The Man in the Blue Gordini, Jean-Christophe Lie, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAll a superhero needs is his turf, his mask and some decent wheels. Even pants aren’t essential at the end of the 1970’s.

France, 10’00

12 Years  (Daniel Nocke, 2010)

12 Years, Daniel Nocke, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFor twelve years she ignored sneers and mockery and stood up for her relationship. But that was probably a mistake.
Germany, 4’00

Dreams and Desires: Family Ties (Joanna Quinn, 2006)

Dreams and Desires: Family Ties, Joanna Quinn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDisaster strikes when Beryl creates the ultimate wedding video.

UK, 9’45

Rejected (Don Hertzfeldt, 2001)

Rejected, Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animator’s commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator’s own progressive breakdown), eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself.

USA, 9’00

The External World (David O’Reilly, 2011)

The External World, David O’Reilly, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA collection of dark but humorous vignettes created as a lo-fi animation, borrowing themes from pop culture, cinema and video games. Or is this just a film about a boy learning to play the piano?

USA, 14’55

Tram (Michaela Pavlatova, 2012)

Tram, Michaela Pavlatova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA voluptuously sultry tram ride resplendent in all its wondrously esoteric wobbliness.

France, 7’00