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LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 6: Below the Surface (15)

December 8, 2015
6:30 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.

Animation is the most innovative of all art forms and these films demonstrate the ability to experiment with, deconstruct and ultimately reinvent film language.

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Tik-Tak (Ulo Pikkov, Estonia)

Tik-Tak, Ulo Pikkov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA truly astounding piece of stop-motion animation tracing the clockwork reincarnations of a watchmaker and the mouse that called his home-of-a-thousand-clocks home.

9’30, 2015

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Zepo (Cesar Diaz Melendez, Spain)

Zepo, Cesar Diaz Melendez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOn a winter morning, a little girl goes out to collect some firewood. As she wanders away from her house, she comes across a bloody trail… so she follows it.

3’10, 2014

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Paperworld (Jons Mellgren, Sweden)

Paperworld, Jons Mellgren, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA grown man revisits his early teens, memories of dangerous games played with friends.

8’30, 2014

Dandelion (Steven Subotnick, USA)

Dandelion, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAll the wishes you could ever want contained in a single dandelion.

1’30, 2014

Isola del Giglio (Tom Schroeder, USA)

Isola del Giglio, Tom Schroeder, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSunday morning on the long curve of Campese, Isola del Giglio. Impressions of a languid Italian island in the form of a beautifully animated sketchbook.

10’25, 2014

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Wrapped (Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper & Florian Wittmann, Germany)

Wrapped, Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe only constant is change, and for every entity that deteriorates, it becomes the foundation for another’s life. A tour-de-force of visual effects.

4’00, 2014

Cruising (Zachary Zezima, USA)

Cruising, Zachary Zezima, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn extrovert’s dream, an introvert’s nightmare. The chaotic, cacophonous world of forced-fun aboard the closed bubble of a cruise liner.

3’20, 2014

That’s Mine (Maryam Kashkoolinia, Iran)

That's Mine, Maryam Kashkoolinia, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalContemplative village life, work in the field and children’s games all from the perspective of a landmine. Left in the bush in a war long ago, it awaits its victim with fatal patience.

6’15, 2015)

Ants’ Songs (Sasha Svirsky, Russia)

Ants’ Songs, Sasha Svirsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalCommotion in the anthill: the animals are on the trail of a crime; a story of base urges, animal instincts and poetic justice.

12’30, 2014

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Re Place (Sven Windszus, Germany)

Re Place, Sven Windszus, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNature can be taken for granted and seem familiar, but in this alternative reality strange creatures appear to be inhabiting the planet.

1’40, 2013

The Wait of May (Simone Massi, Italy)

The Wait of May, Simone Massi, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe rhythm of life in the countryside as depicted by the seasons, the elements and the sheer goodness of Mother Nature.

8’05, 2014

Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop (Caleb Wood, USA)

Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop, Caleb Wood, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mind in the city looks inwards, and escapes into the rabbit’s domain.

4’05, 2013

Isle Of Seals (Edmunds Jansons, Latvia)

Isle Of Seals, Edmunds Jansons, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’s a dirty job but somebody has to photograph it. But in a world of grey does anybody give a thought to what the camera is going through?

6’00, 2014

Santolo: Panteon de Dolores (Alejandro Garcia Caballero, Mexico)

Santolo: Panteon de Dolores, Alejandro Garcia Caballero, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA Mexican cemetery comes alive with a colourful procession of animated characters.

4’45, 2014