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LIAF presents: Amazing Animations, Rio, Dalston

February 6, 2014
10:00 am

A special screening in local schools for the Rio Cinema’s Eduction Programme.

Find out more about the Education Programme here

Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys.

Aston’s Presents (Lotta and Uzi Geffenblad, 2012)

Aston's Presents, Lotta and Uzi Geffenblad, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThis multi-award winning film shows the loveable character Aston eagerly awaiting his birthday, making packages of everything he finds and discovering that, sometimes, material gifts are not the best.

Sweden, 9’00

Believe in Yourself  (Tony Dusko, 2011)

Believe in Yourself, Tony Dusko, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRacer Rabbit helps Croxie the Crocodile when he feels like giving up.

USA, 1’05

Miriam’s Green Spots (Priit Tender, 2012)

Miriam's Green Spots, Priit Tender, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMiriam’s little brother gets ill, thus getting the attention of the whole family. Miriam’s jealousy leads her to paint some spots on her own face.

Estonia, 5’15

The Deep (PES, 2012)

The Deep, PES, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHere’s a look at a strange underwater world you’ll never have seen before!

USA, 1’35

Monstersinfonie (Kiana Naghshineh, 2012)

Monstersinfonie, Kiana Naghshineh, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIf you’re brave and really show them who’s the boss, your monsters can become a really great little orchestra.

Germany, 3’05

High Above the Sky (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, 2012)

High Above the Sky, Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThis rocketship ride outside the supermarket is the best one there is. It goes way, way up and swoops way, way down.

UK, 2’50

Sharing (Tony Dusko, 2011)

Sharing, Tony Dusko, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWe all have our favourite toys, the ones we love to play with most. This film is about the value of sharing.

USA, 1’50

The Sandpixies: Clouds, Nothing But Clouds (Ralf Kukula, 2012)

The Sandpixies: Clouds, Nothing But Clouds, Ralf Kukula, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat happens at the beach after the children have gone home? It’s when sandpixies George and Agatha wake up and go on their nightly adventures.

Germany, 4’55

Mungge, Not Again! (Claudia Röthlin, Adrian Flückiger & Irmgard Walthert, 2013)

Mungge, Not Again! Claudia Röthlin, Adrian Flückiger & Irmgard Walthert, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSleepwalking can be very dangerous, especially if two marmots and a hedgehog are trying to rescue their sleeping friend.

Switzerland, 6’20

Fresh Guacamole (PES, 2011)

Fresh Guacamole, PES, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNominated for a 2012 Academy Award, Director PES creates fresh guacamole with his own special recipe.

USA, 1’50

A Girl Named Elastika (Guillaume Blanchet, 2012)

A Girl Named Elastika, Guillaume Blanchet, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalYou are not gonna’ believe your eyes!!! A whole, way-cool movie made out of nothing but pins and rubber bands.

Canada, 3’30

Tom and the Queen Bee (Andreas Hykade, 2012)

Tom and the Queen Bee, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAll Tom wants is a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey but the bees are getting in his way.

Germany, 5’00

Calamity Island (Dave Johnson, 2011)

Calamity Island, Dave Johnson, LIAF. London International Animation FestivalTwo shipwrecked sailors are stuck on a tropical island with a mischievous penguin.

UK, 7’12

Someone Who Gets You (Tony Dusko, 2013)

Someone Who Gets You, Tony Dusko, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSometimes it feels like no-one understands you. Sometimes it seems like everyone thinks you’re strange. But once in a while you will find someone who shares your sense of humour – and this is how best friendships are born.

USA, 1’10

Miriam’s Food Processor (Andres Tenusaar, 2012)

Miriam's Green Spots, Priit Tender, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMiriam is in the kitchen, making a milkshake with the food processor. But her beloved pet chicken keeps pressing wrong buttons and finally it crashes onto the floor, which sends it completely mad.

Estonia, 5’15

Komaneko, Home Alone (Tsuneo Goda, 2013)

Komaneko, Home Alone, Tsuneo Goda, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe continuing adventures of one of LIAF’s favourite characters. Ojii leaves Komaneko alone at home, but poor Komaneko gets a little scared.

Japan, 7’30

The Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats (Will Rose, 2012)

The Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, Will Rose, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn amusing day in the life of a goat herder and his lots and lots and lots of goats, who like to munch on anything (and everything) they find!

UK, 7’12