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LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 4: Looking For Answers (15)

December 7, 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.

Memories of schooldays, the horrors of addiction, how to deal with magical sea spirits and life passing at 24 frames per second – some of the themes explored in this compelling bunch of shorts.

At Barbican book tickets

If I Was God (Cordell Barker, Canada)

If I Was God, Cordell Barker, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhile dissecting a frog in Biology class, a 12-year-old boy speculates about what he would do if he were God.

8’30, 2015

Boom Boom the Fishermans Daughter (Ivan Maximov, Russia)

Boom Boom the Fishermans Daughter, Ivan Maximov, LIAF, London International Animation FestiivalA lonely fisherman with a long nose befriends an orphaned baby elephant who believes that the man is its mother.

8’25, 2013

100% Mood (Dmitry Yagodin, Bulgaria)

100% Mood, Dmitry Yagodin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ordinary man goes through life in the only way he can – without desires, dreams or aspirations.

4’05, 2015

Nuggets (Andreas Hykade, Germany)

Nuggets, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA kiwi bird develops a taste for mysterious golden nuggets. Fun or addiction, where do you draw the line?

5’15, 2014

Cyclopedes (Mathieu Epiney, Switzerland)

Cyclopedes, Mathieu Epiney, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEarly 20th century, the dawn of cycling and the dawn of filmmaking.

4’40, 2014

Tsunami (Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark, Denmark)

Tsunami, Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHaru returns home in denial after a tsunami, where he must learn to deal with his loss through an encounter with a magical Sea Spirit.

7’10, 2015

Double Act (Ding Shiwei, China)

Double Act, Ding Shiwei, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat results from our political convictions? What happens when we align ourselves with one party? Where will it lead us?

4’40, 2013

La-Gar-To (Miguel Jiron, USA)

La-Gar-To, Miguel Jiron, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young boy travels with his family to Nicaragua. When he forgets to roll his r’s his imagination takes over.

6’40, 2013

Deathsong (Malcolm Sutherland, Canada)

Deathsong, Malcolm Sutherland, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA monk journeys into the afterlife in this meditative short.

4’10, 2015

Transparency (Daniel Suljic, Croatia)

Transparency, Daniel Suljic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalScanners, surveillance, online forms and credit cards. A decent citizen has nothing to hide. Only criminals do.

6’20, 2015

Under Construction (Marcin Wojciechowski, Poland)

Under Construction, Marcin Wojciechowski, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHow do you depict a person’s daily life? Especially someone who is struggling on a daily basis with reality.

8’00, 2014

Next Door (Andreas Marterer, Germany)

Next Door, Andreas Marterer, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ordinary building in a normal environment. Everybody goes about their business and does what they have to do again and again and again.

5’30, 2013

Carrotrope (Paulo D’Alva, Portugal)

Carrotrope, Paulo D'Alva, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man drinks and the time passes at 24 frames per second. The cyclic movements of life.

8’00, 2013