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The Animation Spot…

The Animation Sport, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWe’ve teamed up with The Proud Archivist to bring you the first of a series of special monthly screenings, that we’re calling The Animation Spot.

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A view inside The Proud Archivist, photography © Luke Hayes

On the first Wednesday of every month we’ll be digging deep into the treasure trove that is the LIAF Archive, and carefully excavating some of the best independent animated shorts to have screened over the last 10 years at our world-renowned festival. Award winners, audience favourites and long-lost gems will be curated into rarely-seen programmes for your viewing pleasure. So come and join us for a cheeky after-work beverage (or even a spot of dinner too) and some of our finest screenings yet.

Situated on Regent’s Canal near Haggerston Overground Station, The Proud Archivist is an amazing all-in-one gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and events space, serving fabulous food and drink in a beautiful setting. You can take a look at their menu here

We’ll be beginning with a celebratory feast next month on 5th March with over two hours of the best of LIAF 2013 in two separate programmes: Best of the Festival – British (19:30), and Best of the Festival – International (21:00).

Tickets are £7 and one ticket gets you into both programmes! Book tickets

Follow the links to find out full details of Best of the Festival – British and Best of the Festival – International. Or you can always take a look below at trailers for some of the films featuring in our very first Animation Spot!

Louis Hudson’s Don’t Fear Death screens in our British programme and features the vocal talents of the eternally ‘Young One’ Rik Mayall.


Felix Massie’s In The Air Is Christopher Gray won Best British Film at LIAF 2013.


Yoriko Mizushiri’s Futon won Best of the Festival at LIAF 2013 and screens in our International Programme.


Andrew Thomas Huang’s Solipsist screens in our International Programme and won our Visual Innovation Award at LIAF 2013.