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LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 1: From Absurd to Zany (15)

December 5, 2015
7:00 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, 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.

This programme celebrates some of the funniest, weirdest and eye-poppingly nutty films that were entered this year.

At Barbican book tickets

Chaud Lapin (Geraldine Gaston, Floria Andrivon, Alexis Magaud, Mael Berreur & Soline Bejuy, France)

Chaud Lapin, Geraldine Gaston, Floria Andrivon, Alexis Magaud, Mael Berreur, Soline Bejuy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA corny but passionate love story featuring the forgotten art of model shipbuilding.

5’21, 2014

Jiro Visits The Dentist (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

Jiro Visits the Dentist, Gina Kamentsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJiro has a dream about the artist formerly known as Prince and visits the dentist with his friend, the Lighthouse Phone Man.

1’30, 2014

Timber (Nils Hedinger, Switzerland)

Timber, Nils Hedinger, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOn a cold winter night, a group of logs is on the verge of freezing to death. When they realise that they are the only solution to making a warm fire their situation gets a little hot.

5’30, 2014

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Monkey Love Experiments (Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson, UK)

Monkey Love Experiments, Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalInspired unrequited love, a misguided monkey comes to believe that he is destined for a journey to the moon.

8’40, 2014

Very Lonely Cock (Leonid Schmelkov, Russia)

Very Lonely Cock, Leonid Schmelkov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’s a hard day for the very lonely cock. Perhaps tomorrow it’ll be better. Who knows? Anyway, it can’t get any worse. Or can it?

6’00, 2015

A Single Life (Job, Joris & Marieke, Netherlands)

A Single Life, Job, Joris, Marieke, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA life can be lived, measured and even manipulated in so many different ways but beware the cracks and the sudden endings.

2’20, 2014

Driving (Nate Theis, USA)

Driving, Nate Theis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhoever called it the “rush hour” has never been out in it. The only thing that takes off is the blood pressure.

3’50, 2014

Squids Are Part Alien (Yingqi Wang, UK)

Squids are Part Alien, Yingqi Wang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJude (a pink bunny) and Momo (a blue man) meet each other and become friends. They both have super powers, but these are either useless or just harmful to themselves.

7’50, 2014

Oh Whale (Joana Locher, Switzerland)

Oh Whale, Joana Locher, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA cat, a whale, some fish and the fish-king. But who is who and what is what in this magically warped fairytale.

5’40, 2014

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The Uncustomary Occurrence (Ian Zell, USA)

The Uncustomary Occurrence, Ian Zell, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTired of being picked on, a lonely child summons up a demon for company and protection.

8’15, 2014

Bus Story (Tali, Canada)

Bus Story, Tali, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA woman takes a job as a school bus driver in the country hoping for an idyllic existence of driving the country roads and enjoying nature. But life doesn’t always go to plan.

10’40, 2014

Endgame (Phil Mulloy, UK)

Endgame, Phil Mulloy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAfter a tough week at the office, Richard and George like to play war games over the weekend to relax.

7’30, 2015

House of Unconsciousness (Priit Tender, Estonia)

House Of Unconsciousness, Priit Tender, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man must navigate a bizarre hell of his own making if he is to control the fire that consumes all that matters to him.

10’40, 2015