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LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 7: Long Shorts (15)

December 9, 2015
6:30 pm

Some films just need extra time to develop their themes, grow and draw us more comprehensively into their worlds. This competition programme is dedicated to showcasing the best of these longer films. If you find the regular competition programmes a bit of a roller coaster ride, this screening is your animation limousine.

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World Of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt, USA)

World Of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA little girl named Emily meets a visitor who brings her a poignant message from the future. Their conversation drags the pair to the outer reaches of space, through time, wending in and out of reality. Visually ravishing and truly mind-bending – one of the finest achievements in sci-fi in recent memory.

17’00, 2015

Dead Air (Robert Bradbrook, UK)

Dead Air, Robert Bradbrook, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA new DJ tries to inject some edge into the airwaves of a small island community that is about to lose its sense of isolation with the opening of a new bridge connecting it to the mainland. But traffic can travel two ways on most bridges.

17’00, 2014

Between Times (Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter, Netherlands/USA)

Between Times, Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFrom the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.

14’20, 2014

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We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit, Russia)

We Can't Live Without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo cosmonaut friends, attempting to reach the stars are trying to do their best while training to make their shared dream come true. A sweet exploration of brotherly bonds.

15’20, 2014

Ernie Biscuit (Adam Elliot, Australia)

Ernie Biscuit, Adam Elliot, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA lonely deaf Parisian taxidermist has his world turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

21’00, 2015

The Master (Riho Unt, Estonia)

The Master, Riho Unt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPopi the dog and Huhuu the monkey are waiting for their Master who hasn’t come home. They have to learn to live together although they are very different. From what starts as a dream becomes more dreadful than the truth.

18’00, 2014