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LIAF presents: Marvellous Animations, Rio, Dalston

February 7, 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.

Choir Tour (Edmunds Jansons, 2012)

Choir Tour, Edmunds Jansons, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA world-famous boys’ choir goes on tour. In the hands of their conductor they are obedient but when he gets trapped in an elevator they become playful children.

Latvia, 5’15

The Mole at the Sea (Anna Kadykova, 2012)

The Mole at the Sea, Anna Kadykova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEveryone’s off to the seaside. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging. When he gets there it’s nice and quiet with just a few crabs and a sailing boat to keep him company. But then the hordes arrive.

Russia, 5’00

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

Rising Hope (Milen Vitanov, 2012)

Rising Hope, Milen Vitanov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRising Hope, once the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend – a jack-of-all-trades hound – he finds hope and himself again.

Germany, 9’15

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 and her sleepwalking companion.

Germany, 3’10

Pishto Goes Away (Sonya Kendel, 2012)

Pishto Goes Away, Sonya Kendel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne autumn, Pishto gets so sick and tired of everything that he decides to leave for good. On his tiresome journey he meets a cute and shy little dog.

Russia, 9’00

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

Wind (Robert Loebel, 2012)

Wind, Robert Loebel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWind can be a nutty friend, a challenging protector or a wily, invisible predator. But how is it generated?

Germany, 3’05

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

Nearest and Dearest (Michael Sieber & Max Stohr, 2012)

Nearest and Dearest, Michael Sieber, Max Stohr, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen the world’s best big sister is moving away, you really need a good plan to prevent this from happening.

Germany, 6’45

International Fathers Day (Edmunds Jansons, 2012)

International Fathers Day, Edmunds Jansons, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFor most people Fathers Day is a celebration, but for one small bird – an ordinary working day where he has to feed his family.

Latvia, 5’00

Kostya (Anton Dyakov, 2012)

Kostya, Anton Dyakov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalKostya is a nice little skeleton. He is heading towards an unknown future, one he hopes to be bright.

Russia, 6’00

A Gum Boy (Masaki Okuda, 2010)

A Gum Boy, Masaki Okuda, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalKuchao is a bit of an outsider as far as school is concerned. The others are preoccupied with releasing balloons into the air, but he’d rather chew gum. But chewing bubble gum can also help you take off, high up to where the aeroplanes and rockets are.

Japan, 3’45

Anatole’s Island (Amer Nazhri & Chris Shepherd, 2013)

Anatole's Island, Amer Nazhri, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAnatole, a little marmot, lives on a magic Island. When he runs into St Ignatius, the monk, Anatole finds the poor man terribly upset about his lost snake. So, Anatole sets off to try and find him bumping into many eccentric inhabitants along the way.

UK, 3’05