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International Competition Programme 1 (15)

October 26, 2013
7:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. Somehow we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,350 entries with enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 100 or so new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase
and Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase. The films 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.

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We May Meet, We May Not (Skirmanta Jakaite, 2011)

We May Meet, We May Not, Skirmanta Jakaite, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA perspective-bending trio meet in the woods and move forwards-backwards-sideways from there.

Lithuania, 5’09

Fear of Flying (Conor Finnegan, 2013)

Fear of Flying, Conor Finnegan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the winter. Yet when disaster strikes he is left with no choice but to face up to his fear.

Ireland, 9’10

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Not About Us (Michael Frei, 2011)

Not About Us, Michael Frei, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mysterious twin at arm’s reach, a reflection on the water, a shadow on the wall, an entrance to another dimension at your finger tip.

Switzerland/Estonia, 3’37

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TINAMV 1 (Adnan Popovic, 2011)

TINAMV 1, Adnan Popovic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe cloistered interior of a pure white room is the perfect space to unleash a sustained fiesta of stop-motion.

Austria, 4’15

Kick-Heart (Masaaki Yuasa, 2013)

Kick-Heart, Masaaki Yuasa, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One is a pro-wrestler, the other a nun. When the two meet in the ring, something magical happens. Losing never felt so good.

Japan, 12’45

Astigmatismo (Nicolai Troshinsky, 2013)

Astigmatismo, Nicolai Troshinsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time, thus he explores a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters.

Spain, 4’00

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Feral (Daniel Sousa, 2012)

Feral, Daniel Sousa, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA hunter takes in a feral child he discovers in the woods and quickly realises that creating a new life for him will take more than clothes, kindness and a haircut.

USA/Portugal, 12’41

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To This Day (Shane Koyczan/Giant Ant, 2013)

To This Day, Shane Koyczan, Giant Ant, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBy turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and different.

Canada, 7’40

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The Triangle Affair (Andres Tenusaar, 2012)

The Triangle Affair, Andres Tenusaar, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA crazy-wild ballet of the strangest creatures getting a bit of after-hours cleaning done, drawing lines in the sand and making a break for it on the high wire.

Estonia, 10’39

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Subconscious Password (Chris Landreth, 2013)

Subconscious Password, Chris Landreth, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe absurd misadventures of Charles, a friendly kind of guy who meets up with someone whose name completely escapes him.

Canada, 11’00

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