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LIAF 2014 International Competition Programme 3: Being Human (15)

October 26, 2014
9:00 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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Grace Under Water (Anthony Lawrence, Australia)

Grace Under Water, Anthony Lawrence, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalLou is losing the cold war with her stubborn and enigmatic stepdaughter Grace, when an unexpected challenge arises from the depths of a warm, dreamy afternoon at the local pool.


Lake (Steven Subotnick, US)

Lake, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA burial on a frozen lake.

2013, 4’10

The Key (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK)

The Key, Kim Noce, Shaun Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen the residents awake to find the key to the Town gate missing, frustration soon sets in. But this key does not want to be found.

2014, 6’50

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Winter And Lizard (Julia Gromskaya, Italy)

Winter And Lizard, Julia Gromskaya, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalReturning as an adult, a woman embarks on an imaginary flight through the best memories of a house she knew as a child.

2013, 3’30

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Long Bridge of Desired Direction ( Ivan Maximov, Russia)

Long Bridge of Desired Direction, Ivan Maximo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe story of a lonely man who lives with his pet on a small island and longs to get to other people.

2012, 8’50

Hair (Delphine Hermans, Belgium)

Hair, Delphine Hermans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn exhilarating journey into the minds of hair lovers. Fantasies and seductions.


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Snow Hut (Yoriko Mizushiri, Japan)

Snow Hut, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA snow hut in the middle of the rice paddy. What to do in a space full of quiet and white until the spring comes?

2013, 5’25

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Dipendenza (Panna Horváth-Molnár & Virág Zomborácz, Hungary)

Dipendenza, Panna Horváth-Molnár, Virág Zomborácz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBubu works at the fish market. He is slavishly in love with his colleague Angela, a woman of ever-changing artistic ambitions. They live in harmony until one day a handsome stranger appears.

2013, 10’35

Bendito Machine IV – Fuel The Machines (Jossie Malis, Spain)

Bendito Machine IV - Fuel The Machines, Jossie Malis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA superbly crafted journey of fascinating intricacy leads us – eventually – to a vision of our near future which should not be ignored.

2012, 10’00

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Betty’s Blues (Remi Vandenitte, France)

Bettys Blues, Remi Vandenitte, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne night in the Boogie Woogie Club down on Jackson, a small group of jaded barflies get a lesson in the origin of the Blues.

2013, 11’45

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Pifuskin (Tan Wei Keong, Singapore)

Pifuskin, Tan Wei Keong, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man scratches the skin he lives in.

2014, 4’25