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LIAF 2014 International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark (15)

October 28, 2014
7:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. Somehow we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,550 entries with enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 100 or so new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and 
Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase.

The films come in from every corner, they use every technique, and this bunch are some of the darkest, scariest and spookiest films that came in this year. Watch out for ghosts, zombies, devils and a very deranged rabbit.

At Barbican book tickets

Portrait (Donato Sansone, Italy)

Portrait, Donato Sansone, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIf Francis Bacon animated your face in 3D it might look something like this.

2013, 2’50

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A Wolf In The Tree (Jiaxing Lin, China)

A Wolf In The Tree, Jiaxing Lin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA woman and a wolf mingle their uncertain worlds of ambiguities in a search for their separate, but entwined, fates.

2012, 9’30

I Will Miss You (Dave Prosser, UK)

I Will Miss You, Dave Prosser, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMelodrama and nonsense as a man deletes himself.


The Obvious Child (Stephen Irwin, UK)

The Obvious Child, Stephen Irwin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSomebody broke the girl’s parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess.

2013, 12’20

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The Jump (Charles Huettner, US)

The Jump, Charles Huettner, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA beautiful glimpse at a spirit world. Two teenagers dabble in visionary experimentation with suddenly tragic results.

2014, 3’00

The Labyrinth (Mathieu Labaye, Belgium)

The Labyrinth, Mathieu Labaye, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe mind is a labyrinth of pathways and corridors, each one reacting differently to being locked up and trapped.

2013, 9’30

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Invasion (Hugo Ramirez & Olivier Patte, France)

Invasion, Hugo Ramirez, Olivier Patte, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalZombies! A stunning high-energy tale of an otherworldly invasion.

2014, 4’00

Jorka (Michiel Wesselius, The Netherlands)

Jorka, Michiel Wesselius, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young man wanders, invisible, amongst his friends as they come to terms with his apparent death. Depicted entirely in a subtly captivating cut-up photo style.

2013, 6’10

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Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety (Izibene Onederra, Spain)

Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety, Izibene Onederra, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNothing has changed. Amid these landscapes traipses the soul, at times certain at others uncertain, of its’ own existence.

2013, 5’10

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Phantom Limb (Alex Grigg, UK/Australia)

Phantom Limb, Alex Grigg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJames and Martha narrowly survive a motorcycle accident. During the aftermath, however, James begins to experience Martha’s phantom pains.

2013, 4’00

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Simulacra (Ivana Bosnjak & Thomas Johnson, Croatia)

Simulacra, Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhich image is real – the one staring at us from the mirror or the one standing in front of it? In hallways filled with illusions, a simulacrum behind the looking glass, he is trying to find out if he is looking at a stranger or a hidden part of himself.

2014, 8’40

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Moonshine (Michal Poniedzielski, Poland)

Moonshine, Michal Poniedzielski, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWith Tom Waits wail about fighting the devil in the background, a young boy lost in a midnight forest finds himself the prey of everything Lucifer can summon to the chase.

2013, 8’10

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Post Personal (Eamonn O’Neill, UK)

Stuck inside a screen. “Where are my eyes?”

2014, 3’00