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International Competition Programme 4 (15)

October 28, 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.

At Barbican book tickets
Also at The Horse Hospital Tue 29 Oct book tickets

Invocation (Robert Morgan, 2013)

Invocation, Robert Morgan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA grotesquely surreal deconstruction of the guts of stop-motion animation.

UK, 3’00

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Left (Eamonn O’Neill, 2012)

Left, Eamonn O’Neill, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen I was 12 my best friend at school was Neill. We cycled our bikes and fished off the jetty. We got older, drifted apart. Neill changed and so did I.

UK, 11’30

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Morning Train / Fruhzug (Delia Hess, 2012)

Morning Train, Fruhzug, Delia Hess, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe rhythm of the train on the journey home from a romantic entanglement transports a woman into a parallel and confusing space.

Switzerland, 5’16

Cleo’s Boogie (Collective Camera Etc, 2012)

Cleo’s Boogie, Collective Camera Etc, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSure, it’s all a bit seedy backstage but come showtime Cleo and Her Orchestra cut loose the coolest roomful of tunes this side of the baby grand.

Belgium, 6’18

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Futon (Yoriko Mizushiri, 2012)

Futon, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA woman wrapped in a futon begins to dream and think about the future. Everything melts pleasantly together.

Japan, 6’00

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Marcel, King Of Tervuren (Tom Schroeder, 2012)

Marcel, King Of Tervuren, Tom Schroeder, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe owners of Marcel, a much-loved, free rooster roaming his domain in Brussels, strike a problem when a bird flu warning is issued.

USA, 6’00 

Boles (Spela Cadez , 2013)

Boles, Spela Cadez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFilip lives in a poor neighbourhood dreaming of becoming a famous writer and having a luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day there’s a knock on his door.

Slovenia/Germany, 12’00

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The Hours of Tree (Dahee Jeong , 2012)

The Hours of Tree, Dahee Jeong, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA delightful, slow-paced collection of stories inspired by the observation of the life-cycle of trees.

France/South Korea, 8’20

Sunny Afternoon (Thomas Renoldner , 2012)

Sunny Afternoon, Thomas Renoldner, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA self-portrait and a kind of music-video based on the lyrics of a song composed 25 years ago.

Austria, 6’20

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Ballast (Jost Althoff , 2012)

Ballast, Jost Althoff, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSorrow is not part of my mind – but part of my head.

Germany, 5’00

Double Fikret (Haiyang Wang, 2012)

Double Fikret, Haiyang Wang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNon-narrative, surreal associations and transformations around two Eastern men.

China, 3’30 

Little Plastic Figure (Samo-Sama, 2012)

Little Plastic Figure, Samo-Sama, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSometimes we need a little help from our inanimate friends. A plucky stop-motion musical irreverent tribute to an unassuming doll figure who stays vigilant while her sleepwalking companion causes havoc in their apartment.

Germany, 3’10

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My Little Underground / Suivra le Jour (Elise Simard, 2012)

My Little Underground, Suivra le Jour, Elise Simard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA haunting, compassionate exploration of addiction and existence. An almost absurdly beautiful autobiographical depiction of a young girl’s journey between real and imagined events.

Canada, 6’43

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