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LIAF 2014 International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany (15)

October 26, 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, they can be funny, dramatic, eye-popping, subdued, documentary or autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop.

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Drunker Than A Skunk (Bill Plympton, USA)

Drunker Than A Skunk, Bill Plympton, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBill’s back! Or did he ever go away? The local drunk gets tormented by a group of cowboys in an adaptation of a Walt Curtis poem.


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Na Ni Nu Ne No No (Manabu Himeda, Japan)

Na Ni Nu Ne No No, Manabu Himeda, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHey Nu! Hey You! We have to be “Na Ni Ne No” without you! Hey Nu.


History of Pets (Kris Genijn, The Netherlands)

History of Pets, Kris Genijn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPets come and pets go. But where do they go? And why? And how? And what is a fitting tribute?

2013, 4’25

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Duku Spacemarines (La Mécanique du Plastique, France)

Duku Spacemarines, La Mécanique du Plastique, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe story of a Chinaman hacking the American capitalist system, a Czech fight, chickens, doomsday.

2012, 4’00

Wackatdooo (Benjamin Arcand, Canada)

Wackatdooo, Benjamin Arcand, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEverybody wants to dance, but the same beat makes some people crazier than others.

2014, 5’40

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The Planets (Andy Martin, UK)

The Planets, Andy Martin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwelve planets, twelve adventures – all you ever need to know about life, death and music.

2014, 12’00

Monsieur Pug (Janet Perlman, Canada)

Monsieur Pug, Janet Perlman, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA charming story of a paranoid pug dog, smart phones, and the postal system.

2014, 9’50

365 (The Brothers Mcleod – Greg Mcleod, UK)

365, The Brothers Mcleod, Greg Mcleod, LIAF, London International Animation Festival365 one second vignettes, one a day for a year! An epic, quintessentially animated marathon with the variety meter turned up to max.

2013, 6’55

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Ordinary Day (Vuk Palibrk, Serbia)

Even the most ordinary day can throw up the most extraordinary of obstacles. Over and over.


Wee Willie Winkie (Yusuke Sakamoto, Japan)

Wee Willie Winkie, Yusuke Sakamoto, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalClearly the locals want to stop the man in the street slowly beating the giant crawfish but where does the guy married to a sexy poached egg fit in?

2013, 6’40

Mute (Job, Joris & Marieke, The Netherlands)

Mute, Job Joris Marieke, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMutilation isn’t usually a joyous, laughing matter – not usually. A happy tale of altered facial landscapes for all the family.

2013,  4’25

Storm Hits Jacket (Paul Cabon, France)

Storm Hits Jacket, Paul Cabon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA storm is raging on the coast of Britanny. Two young scientists are caught in the turmoil. Espionage, hopes of love and mystical moments collide with excitement and chaos.

2014, 12’00

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 – Time (Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling, UK)

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 - Time, Becky Sloan, Joseph Pelling, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“Is time even real?” A classic example of children’s programming which is utterly unsuitable for children.

2013, 3’40

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