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LIAF Flipbook Challenge

Flipbook challenge, LIAF, London International Animation festival,2012

Illustration by Claude Trollope-Curson

The LIAF 2014 Flipbook Challenge is now closed for entries. You can look at some of our previous entries on our Vimeo and Dailymotion channels.

LIAF’s Flipbook Challenge has become a bit of a festival staple. We’ve had flipbooks entered from all over the world, in all manner of styles and had the honour of sharing them with you all at our Flipbook desk at the Barbican over the past couple of years. At LIAF 2015 we’ll be doing the same.

Entry is simple, download a form (available in Autumn 2015) – go make that flipbook. We want to see EVERYONE flipbooking, so no excuses… expert and noobie flipbookists alike will be welcomed.

A selection of LIAF Flipbook Challenge entries

We’ll be displaying the flipbooks throughout the next edition of LIAF in the Autumn of 2015 at our base in the Barbican’s Cinema 2 & 3 on Beech Street. So make sure you come say “Hi” and take a look. We’ll also be filming our favourites – flipped into motion, and uploading them to social media sites for all to see.

If you’ve not made a flipbook before, or if you fancy finding out more about this particular form of micro-animation, then we’ll be running Flipbook Workshops during LIAF 2015. Flipbook expert Lizzy Hobbs will share her expertise, explaining the principles of the flipbook, revealing a variety of techniques and guiding you as you embark upon creating your own. More details on this coming soon.

So don’t be shy…remember there’s flipbook potential everywhere if you look hard enough: in the corner of your next paperback; the post-it notes on your desk; grab yourself a bulldog clip and some pieces of card… you get the idea.

And here’s a spot of inspiration to get you in the mood – our LIAF 2014 Flipbook Workshop attendees had their flipbooks edited into a wonderful film by their Workshop Leader Lizzy Hobbs – enjoy!

LIAF 2014 Flipbook Challenge Workshop with Lizzy Hobbs from LIAF Animation Festival on Vimeo.