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LIAF 2016: British Showcase (15)

December 2, 2016
9:00 pm

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that will take British animation to the world. This is an exceptional opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing it and how the art form is travelling. Alongside the screening, there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.

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A Little Grey (Steve Smith & Simon Hewitt, UK)

A Little Grey, Steve Smith, Simon Hewitt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne man’s search takes him through bars, churches, doctors surgeries, tattoo parlours and beyond, but will he find what he’s looking for?

5’00, 2016

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Love in Idleness (Kim Noce, UK)

Love in Idleness, Kim Noce, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn exploration of the fleeting delusional love affair between Titania and Bottom, from William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’.

5’00, 2016

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Lemon Tree (Joana Silva, UK)

Lemon Tree, Joana Silva, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA fictional character whose body is assembled from memories embedded in an abandoned space.

5’00, 2016

School Days (Roxannah Rio Linklater, UK)

School Days, Roxannah Rio Linklater, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA raw, searing honest look at childhood sexuality and how young people -primarily girls – discover their own bodies.

3’00, 2016

Boats on the Grassland (Noriko Ishibe, UK)

Boats on the Grassland, Noriko Ishibe, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man arrives from foreign shores in a broken old boat.

4’00, 2016

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The Power of Privacy (Callum Cooper & Matthias Hoegg, UK)

The Power of Privacy, Callum Cooper, Matthias Hoegg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalCan privacy really still exist in a world where we are continuously connected to the internet? A film made for the Guardian’s documentary series.

4’00, 2016

The Waves (Oscar Lewis, UK)

The Waves, Oscar Lewis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn artist returns from hospital after suffering a mental breakdown.

5’00, 2016

Chronemics (Ed Barrett/Animade, UK)

Chronemics, Ed Barrett, Animade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a world of distinct contrasts light and darkness compete for dominance.

6’00, 2015

Race (Yan Dan Wong, UK)

Race, Yan Dan Wong, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMedicine, shower, eat, sleep, repeat. A daughter races to tend to her elderly mother’s daily needs.

3’00, 2016

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The Woman Who Owns the Sun (Jo Lawrence, UK)

The Woman Who Owns the Sun, Jo Lawrence, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe strange but true case of Angeles Duran, who in 2010 was declared ‘the owner of the sun, a star of spectral type G2, located at the centre of the solar system’.

6’00, 2015

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The Journey Never Starts. The Journey Never Ends (Michelle Brand, UK)

The Journey Never Starts. The Journey Never Ends, Michelle Brand, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn endless train journey through the mysteries of time. Always moving, always changing, one thought leads to another.

3’00, 2016

The Greeting of 10,000 Things (Huan Luo, UK)

The Greeting of 10,000 Things, Huan Luo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA marching band of six soldiers gathered on an empty beach. Armed with brass and drums, they are waiting to greet the unknown guests.

5’00, 2015

Illusions (Dominica Harrison, UK)

Illusions, Dominica Harrison, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo characters meet because of an accident, each in their own limbo. To get out, they need to win a game with only one rule: the next level is just a step down.

5’00, 2016

Aftermath (Layla Atkinson, UK)

Aftermath, Layla Atkinson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon. “Aftermath” was broadcast on every Armistice Day for many years after the war.

3’00, 2016

The Big Push (Laurie Harris & Xin Li, UK)

The Big Push, Laurie Harris, Xin Li, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn evocative paint-on-glass film commemorating the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme with original verse by renowned Scottish Poet John Glenday.

4’00, 2016

The Alan Dimension (Jac Clinch, UK)

The Alan Dimension, Jac Clinch, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAlan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind…and breakfast.

9’00, 2016

Rain or Shine (Felix Massie, UK)

Rain or Shine, Felix Massie, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalElla is keen to show off her swishy new sunglasses, only to be dogged by a persistent raincloud whenever she puts them on.

6’00, 2016

The (Phil Mulloy, UK)

The, Phil Mulloy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat does this mean? Does anyone know? The latest missive from the Godfather of independent British animation.

2’00, 2016