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LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 2: Being Human (15)

December 6, 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 examines some big life moments such as falling in and out of love, the fear of ageing and how your life can be chronicled through the loss of your teeth.

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Amelia and Duarte (Alice Guimaraes & Monica Santos, Portugal/Germany)

Amelia and Duarte, Alice Guimaraes, Monica Santos, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo lovers struggle to cope after their relationship ends in this dazzling pixilated world.

8’05, 2015

Black Tape (Uri Kranot & Michelle Kranot, Denmark)

Black Tape, Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn an entangled tango, all are victims.

3’00, 2014

Airmail (Isabelle Favez, Switzerland)

Airmail, Isabelle Favez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA fish, a cat, a wrestler and the woman who would save them all. Unusual ingredients for an unlikely long distance love affair.

6’10, 2014

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The Sleepwalker (Theodore Ushev, Canada)

The Sleepwalker, Theodore Ushev, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA surreal, rhythmical riot of colour and shape inspired by the poem ‘Romance Sonambulo’ by Federico Garcia Lorca and set to an infectious Balkan soundtrack.

4’20, 2014

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Edmond (Nina Gantz, UK)

Edmond, Nina Gantz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man with cannibalistic urges travels back through his life looking for the root of his unhappiness.

9’20, 2015


Missing One Player (Lei Lei, China)

Missing One Player, Lei Lei, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThree players await the fourth so they can finally begin their mahjong game.

4’25, 2015

Migration (Fluorescent Hill, Canada)

Migration, Fluorescent Hill, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA vintage nature film exploring the migratory pattern of a herd of wild creatures.

6’05, 2014

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Snowfall (Conor Whelan, Ireland)

Snowfall, Conor Whelan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn anxious young man has a moving experience at a friend’s house party. Fleeting love, mixed emotions and human interactions.

4’45, 2014

Flocons (Marie Josee Saint Pierre, Canada)

Flocons, Marie Josee Saint Pierre, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalUsing tests from the Norman McLaren short ‘A Chairy Tale’, a character is imprisoned in the celluloid on which McLaren paints directly.

2’30, 2014

Teeth (Daniel Gray & Tom Brown, UK/Hungary/USA)

Teeth, Daniel Gray, Tom Brown, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions. Narrated by Richard E. Grant.

5’55, 2015

Re:belief (Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, USA)

Re:belief, Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA 3D Printed, hand-crafted, zoetropic film that asks if recalling memories can break a cycle.

6’55, 2014

Breaching the Sea Wall/Modern Love (Adam Wells, UK)

Breaching the Sea Wall Modern Love, Adam Wells, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen Laurel Fantauzzo met a young woman and her bicycle in Manila, her relationship to the city was transformed.

6’50, 2015

Gerascophobia (Shuangshuang Hao, UK)

Gerascophobia, Shuangshuang Hao, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA boy called Mo is scared about growing up and ageing.

4’15, 2014

Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove, Canada/Norway)

Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe latest beautifully crafted short from Oscar-winner Torill Kove tracing a young girl’s journey around her creative, unconventional and loving but hopelessly out-of-touch parents.

14’00 2014