The online home of the London International Animation Festival.

LIAF 2015: Marvellous Animation (PG)

December 6, 2015
3:00 pm

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme carefully chosen for children of 8 and above strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and delivers up a selection of wonderful films full of joy. Suitable for 8-15 year-olds.

At Barbican book tickets

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

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

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

What is Music? (Christian Robinson, USA)

What is Music? Christian Robinson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalGreat fun! A document illustrating children’s understanding of music.

3’35, 2013

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

Boing Doing Squeak Ping (Lisan Peters, Holland)

Boing Doing Squeak Ping, Lisan Peters, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA lovely short abstract work – tension builds as blobby critters chatter with one another.

1’00, 2013

Taipei Recyclers (Nikki Schuster, Austria/Germany/Taiwan)

Taipei Recyclers, Nikki Schuster, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA clatter of ghosts and gods, a riot of sound and colour using trash collected from the streets of Taipei.

7’00, 2014

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

The Story of Percival Pilts (John Lewis & Janette Goodey, Australia)

The Story of Percival Pilts, John Lewis,  Janette Goodey, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne day, on top of two cans, Percival Pilts declares he will never again let his feet touch the ground. A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.

7’40, 2015

Giant Dwarf (Fabienne Giezendanner, France/Switzerland)

Dwarf Giant, Fabienne Giezendanner, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAccording to tradition, Petite Neige, a young Inuit, needs to capture a low flying bird in order to pass into the world of grown-ups.

11’25, 2013

1234 (Shiro Ichige, Japan)

1234, Shiro Ichige, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn dreams anything can happen. In this dream anything and everything does. A blast of fun and colour.

5’35, 2014