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LIAF 2014 Andreas Hykade Retrospective + Q & A

October 30, 2014
9:00 pm

Andreas Hykade (born 1968 in Bavaria, Germany) is one of the most talented and original voices in animation today. He studied animation at the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg until 1995 and has since created a series of commercials, TV projects and animated films mostly for adults. Among his films are We Lived in Grass (1996, German Short Film Award), Ring of Fire (2000), The Runt (2007, German Short Film Award, FIPRESCI Award Annecy) and Love & Theft (2010, German Short Film Award, Sacem Award for original music, Annecy 2011).

He has also created a series of animated films for children, Tom & the slice of bread with strawberry jam & honey (2001 – 2012), also screening at LIAF. Since 2000, he has been teaching animation at various institutions, such as Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Royal College of Art London, Kunsthochschule Kassel and Harvard University. He is the only director to have won the German short film prize three times, and his works have been honoured by retrospectives around the world, at festivals such as Ottawa Festival, Holland Animation Festival and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

He has also worked with the German band Die Toten Hosen making several video clips, collaborated with British animation artist Ged Haney and has created Zukenftsvisionen, the film installations for the German pavilion at the World Exhibition EXPO 2000. Andreas is also a Professor for Animation Film at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Animation in Germany and at Harvard University, USA.

Andreas Hykade will be joining LIAF Director Nag Vladermersky for a Q & A after the screening of his films.

We’ll also be screening Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam and Honey, complete with an introduction by Andreas. As well as this, Andreas will also be running an Animation Masterclass Both are on 1 November. 

Thank you to the Goethe Institute for making the visit of Andreas Hykade to LIAF possible.

At Barbican book tickets

Ring of Fire (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Ring of Fire, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“We never fell. We never even stumbled. We just waited for the spirits to rise from out of the ground.”

2000, 15’00

The Runt (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

The Runt, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“Alright, I give you the runt. But you take care of it and you kill it next year.”

2006, 10’00

Myself: Shot (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Myself Shot, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival
UK Premiere

Myself is shot from the back.

2014, 2’00

Walkampf (music video) (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Walkampff, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDie Toten Hosen try to push the whale back to the sea.

2004, 4’00

Myself: Smoke (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

UK Premiere

Myself smokes.

2014,  2 min

Nuggets (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Nuggets, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWorld Premiere

Kiwi finds a nugget. It tastes delicious.

2014, 5’00

Myself: Universe (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Myself Universe, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival
UK Premiere

Myself discovers the secret of the universe.

2014, 2’00

Love & Theft (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Love and Theft, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“And I ́m still carrying the gift you gave – it ́s part of me now it ́s been cherished and saved and it ́ll be with me unto the grave and then unto eternity.“

2010, 7’00