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LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 3: Into the Dark (15)

December 6, 2015
9:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,400 entries to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 118 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 all manner of creepiness.

At Barbican book tickets

Spooktacular: An Animated Alphabet (Adam Osgood, USA)

Spooktacular: An Animated Alphabet, Adam Osgood, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animated ABC of freaks, spooks, and scary ghouls set the scene to celebrate our annual ‘Into the Dark’ session.

1’10, 2014

D is for Deloused (Robert Morgan, UK)

D is for Deloused, Robert Morgan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA large bug helps an executed man get revenge on his ghoulish killers.

4’30, 2015

Palm Rot (Ryan Gillis, USA)

Palm Rot, Ryan Gillis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalInvestigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage.

7’20, 2014

On the Other Side of the Woods (Anu Laura Tuttleberg, Estonia)

On the Other Side of the Woods, Anu Laura Tuttleberg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA girl made of clay comes to life. In a wildly overgrown house, she meets a wolf and an even worse monster: time.

8’20, 2014

Master and Man (Tom Tassel, Canada)

Master and Man, Tom Tassel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFrom the gloom, an abstract and struggling evil emerges with a seemingly endless will to drive the horses deeper into a hell that is hard to understand.

4’55, 2014

Dark Noir (Rafael Grampa, UK)

Dark Noir, Rafael Grampa, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPrivate Eye Vincent Black is a private investigator with a gift for seeing the ideas in people’s minds…and who has stolen them from others.

3’50, 2014

The Hole (Bong Su Choi, South Korea)

The Hole, Bong Su Choi, LIAF, London International FestivalFrom shadows, return to shadows. In the gothic horror that lurks beyond the reach of the eye, black is the perfect camouflage for black.

5’40, 2013

The Pride of Strathmoor (Einar Baldvin, USA)

The Pride of Strathmoor, Einar Baldvin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalGeorgia in the summer of 1927, Pastor John Deitman descends into madness.

8’25, 2014

Heila Ormur (Rose Stark, Iceland/USA)

Heila Ormur, Rose Stark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA parasite swims into the belly of a man in a hot tub and reality around him becomes distorted.

3’45, 2015

Bang Bang (Julien Bisaro, France)

Bang Bang, Julien Bisaro, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA strange pink dog haunts a woman escaping her life, her father and the scene of an accident. But escape is a difficult feat to pull off on the best of days.

12’00, 2014

Deadly (Aidan Mcateer, Ireland)

Deadly, Aidan Mcateer, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe story of Boney, a working stiff who doesn’t care about his dead-end job. That is until, he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie.

8’40, 2014

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Splintertime (Rosto, France/Holland/Belgium)

Splintertime, Rosto, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“Zip up! And let’s dance to the sound of breaking glass.” A band of sleepy spirits in an ambulance runs out of road.

10’55, 2014