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LIAF 2015: British Showcase (15)

December 4, 2015
9:00 pm

Building on previous years, we pull out all the stops to bring as much new British animation to the big screen as possible. This is an exceptional opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing it and how the art form is travelling.

Alongside the screening, there is a chance to hear most of the filmmakers introduce their films and talk about their work.

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The Infinity Project (Will Anderson, UK)

The Infinity Project, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPlease support independent animation and help save these forgotten, malformed and starving drawings.

2’40, 2015

The Lady and the Fly (Jon Link & Mick Bunnage, UK)

The Lady and the Fly, Jon Link, Mick Bunnage, LIAF, London  International Animation FestivalA lovestruck fly falls for the woman of his dreams, only to find himself bound in a web of his own deluded nightmare. Voiced by Mackenzie Crook and Paul Kaye.

6’40, 2015

Things I Should Stop Thinking About Thinking (Dan Castro, UK)

Things I Should Stop Thinking About Thinking, Dan Castro, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA film about boobs, sex and boys being happy – or not.  A brief look at what stress feels like from inside the head of a youngish bloke.

1’15, 2014

MANOMAN (Simon Cartwright, UK)

MANOMAN, Simon Cartwright, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalGlen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session.

10’40, 2015

Way Out (Yukai Du, UK)

Way Out, Yukai Du, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA stunning portrait of the internet age – our heads constantly buried in our screens.

2’55, 2014

Mr Director (Andy Martin, UK)

Mr Director, Andy Martin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMr Director shares his ups and downs of a lifetime making movies whilst reminding us of the mountainous body of work he has created.

6’50, 2015

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The Evening Her Mind Jumped out of Her Head (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK)

The Evening Her Mind Jumped out of Her Head, Kim Noce, Shaun Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne cold winter’s evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head.

7’30, 2015

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Pombo Loves You (Steve Warne, UK)

Pombo Loves You, Steve Warne, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA distant father is forced to confront a heroic but troubled past life as a 1980’s TV character, Pombo.

11’50, 2015

Stems (Ainslie Henderson, UK)

Stems, Ainslie Henderson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA eulogy to the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.

2’25, 2015

Unhappy Happy (Peter Millard, UK)

Unhappy Happy, Peter Millard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalI get up and have breakfast. Don’t get old. I’m so Unhappy Happy.

7’10, 2015

If the Cuckoo Don’t Crow (Steve Kirby, UK)

If the Cuckoo Don't Crow, Steve Kirby, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIf the cuckoo don’t crow, then you know there’s wind coming…” Brian from Melton recounts how his mother, Doris, was the woman who predicted the October 1987 hurricane and famously phoned the BBC, but was told not to be so daft.

1’50, 2015

Unspoken (Laura Keer, UK)

Unspoken, Laura Keer, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young child’s fear of school and classmates.

2’20, 2015

Mr Madila or the Colour of Nothing (Rory Waudby-Tolley, UK)

Mr Madila or the Colour of Nothing, Rory Waudby-Tolley, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA series of conversations between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation.


8’35, 2015

The Five Minute Museum (Paul Bush, UK)

The Five Minute Museum, Paul Bush, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThousands of artefacts from the collections of small museums are brought to life in an animated history of human endeavour.

6’35, 2015