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LIAF 2014 And the winner is…

Best of the Festival

Storm Hits Jacket, Paul Cabon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalStorm Hits Jacket – Paul Cabon, France

A 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

Judges comments

When faced with the task of deciding on a overall winner, the judges were really looking for a film that pulled our pants down and smacked our buttocks until they were red raw. And we think we found such a film. This film used a combination of highly imaginative scenarios, absurdity, deadpan humour and a deceptively naive but subtle animation style to keep us riveted throughout a film which really made no sense at all. For its genuine silliness, sophisticated structure, pacing and memorable images, the award for Best Film of the London International Animation Festival 2014 goes to Storm Hits Jacket by Paul Cabon

Best British Film

My Dad, Marcus Armitage, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMy Dad – Marcus Armitage, UK

A Dad’s influence on a young boy’s life prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.

2014, 5’50

Judges comments

The award for best British film goes to a film that tackled a complex and highly charged subject without reducing it to simple protagonists and easily digestible images. It combined a vibrant yet raw animation style with graphical references that brought out the many forces in conflict, from the level of personal family to local street cultures to the collusions of the media industry itself. The award for Best British Film therefore goes to My Dad by Marcus Armitage.

Best Sound

Man on the Chair, Dahee Jeong, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMan On The Chair – Dahee Jeong, France
Sound Design: Lee Jusuk & Kim Won

A film that seriously questions one’s existence. Am I not a picture drawn by someone else?

2014, 6’50

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Judges comments

For a film where the sound track doesn’t compete with the images but has a quiet and effective sophisticated simplicity that is symbiotic with the picture and enhances the story: Man on the Chair by Dahee Jeong. Sound Design: Lee Jusuk & Kim Won

Best Abstract Film

Koukou, Takashi Ohashi, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Koukou – Tokashi Ohashi

 

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Wonder, Mirai Mizue, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Wonder – Mirai Mizue

Voting for International Programme 1: Inside the Mind

Brutus, Svetlana Filippova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Brutus – Svetlana Filippova

 

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But Milk Is Important, Anna Mantzaris, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote But Milk is Important – Anna Mantzaris

Voting for International Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany

Storm Hits Jacket, Paul Cabon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Storm Hits Jacket – Paul Cabon

 

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History of Pets, Kris Genijn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote History of Pets – Kris Genijn

Voting for International Programme 3: Being Human

Hair, Delphine Hermans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Hair – Delphine Hermans

 

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The Key, Kim Noce, Shaun Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote The Key – Kim Noce & Shaun Clark

 

 

Long Bridge of Desired Direction, Ivan Maximo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAND Long Bridge of Desired Direction – Ivan Maximov

 

 

Bendito Machine IV - Fuel The Machines, Jossie Malis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAND Bendito Machine IV – Fuel The Machines – Joisie Malis

Voting for International Programme 4: Looking for Answers

Anomalies, Atsushi Wada, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Anomalies – Atsushi Wada

 

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Marilyn Myller, Mikey Please, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Marilyn Myller – Mikey Please

Voting for International Programme 5: Into the Dark

The Labyrinth, Mathieu Labaye, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote The Labyrinth – Mathieu Labaye

 

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A Wolf In The Tree, Jiaxing Lin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote A Wolf in the Tree – Jiaxing Lin

Voting for International Programme 6: Below the Surface

Somewhere, Nicolas Ménard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Somewhere – Nicolas Menard

 

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Women’s Letters, Augusto Zanovello, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Women’s Letters – Augusto Zanorello

 

Voting for International Programme 7: Long Shorts

To Santiago, Mauro Carraro, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJudges vote Hasta Santiago – Mauro Carraro

 

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Rabbit and Deer, Péter Vácz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAudience vote Rabbit & Deer – Peter Vacz