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And the winner is…

Best of the Festival

Futon, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFuton –  Yoriko Mizushiri

This gentle exploration of comfort and how the mind wanders beneath the duvet is a delightfully pure expression of how animation can communicate an idea and the implicit feelings behind it. Mizushiri’s use of slow ponderous movements, surreal and evocative imagery, a soft and pleasing colour palette, all melt together, giving this film a life that pulses steadily along with its haunting soundtrack. This short is a familiar everyday experience, wonderfully captured on screen.

Best British Film

InIn the Air is Christopher Gray, Felix Massie, LIAF, London International Animation Festival the Air is Christopher Gray – Felix Massie

This coming of age story powerfully mixes humour and pathos, as the film holds a magnifying glass to suburbia and family. Massie’s unique animation technique gives us a distance from the action while still showing us the nuances and details of growing up. A masterful mix of animated originality and storytelling.

 

Award for Visual Innovation

Solipsist, Andrew Huang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSolipsist – Andrew Huang

Like a fantastic documentary, this film invites you to watch strange and alien natural events. From the various techniques employed and the breadth of materials used, Huang has created a visual mark of his own. Aided by a visceral soundtrack and cinematic composition, it is truly an innovative and exciting viewing experience.

Award for Sound & Music

Choir Tour, Edmunds Jansons, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalChoir Tour – Edmund Jansons

This stunning animation synthesizes the harmony that can be created between sound, music and picture. The whole animation is a playful act of miniature subversions where the picture becomes sound and the sound shapes the picture. This prize is for the magic collaboration between the sound designer and the director; together they created a melodious animation with wonderful morphing sounds.

Best Abstract Film

The End, Ülo Pikkov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote The End – Ülo Pikkov

Audience vote The End – Ülo Pikkov

Voting for International Programme 1

 Astigmatismo, Nicolai Troshinsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Astigmatismo – Nicolai Troshinsky

 

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Feral, Daniel Sousa, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Feral – Daniel Sousa

Voting for International Programme 2

Wind, Robert Loebel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Wind – Robert Loebel

Audience vote Wind – Robert Loebel

Voting for International Programme 3

Agnieszka, Izabela Bartosik-Burkhardt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Agnieszka – Izabela Bartosik-Burkhardt

 

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Paula, Dominic-Etienne Simard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Paula – Dominic-Etienne Simard

Voting for International Programme 4

Futon, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Futon – Yoriko Mizushiri

 

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Boles, Spela Cadez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Boles – Spela Cadez

Voting for International Programme 5

Tunnel, Maryam Kashkoolinia, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Tunnel – Maryam Kashkoolinia

 

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Noodle Fish, Jin Man Kim, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Noodle Fish – Jin Man Kim

Voting for International Programme 6

Palmipedarium, Jeremy Clapin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Palmipedarium – Jeremy Clapin

 

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Rabbitland - Anna Nedeljkovic, Nicola Majdak jnr, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPlug and Play, Michael Frei, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Rabbitland – Anna Nedeljkovic & Nicola Majdak jnr. / Plug and Play – Michael Frei

 

Voting for International Programme 7: Long Shorts

The Mystery of the Malakka Mountain, Jakub Wronski, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote The Mystery of the Malakka Mountain – Jakub Wronski

 

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Angels and Ghosts, Sara Kinney, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Angels and Ghosts – Sara Kinney

Best British Film

Audience vote Sleeping with the Fishes, Yousif Al-Khalifa, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Sleeping with the Fishes – Yousif Al-Khalifa