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LIAF 2016: Celebrating Women in Animation + Q&A

December 9, 2016
8:00 pm

In partnership with Animated Women UK (AWUK)

LIAF is very proud to partner with Animated Women UK on this special event to celebrate women in animation and VFX as part of LIAF 2016. 50% of the films selected for competition this year were either made by women or have women in major roles attached to them. LIAF handed over these films to a select panel from AWUK who spent several days deliberating over them and eventually choosing this 80 minute screening of the best, most recent films screening in competition at this years LIAF. Expect to see a dazzling array of styles, techniques, genres and stories made by the world’s best female animators working in the industry today.

After the screening a panel of women currently working in the industry will take part in an onstage discussion.


Elizabeth Hobbs (G-AAAH)
Layla Atkinson (Aftermath)
Jennifer Zheng (Tough)
Anna Ginsburg (Private Parts)

At The Horse Hospital buy tickets

The Noise of the Grey (Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar, France)

The-Noise-of-Grey, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHorse, Cowboy and Indian invite some crazy friends over to help them liven up their dull grey house by adding some splashes of colour. Chaos ensues!

3’00, 2016

Life With Herman H Rott (Chintis Lundgren, Estonia)

Life with Herman H Rott, Chintis Lundgren, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHermann is a rat with a penchant for binge drinking, distorted guitars and chess. To his mind, any form of cleanliness would disturb his cosy flat.

11’00, 2015

How’s Your Prostate? (Jeanne Paturle & Cécile Rousset, France)

How’s Your Prostate?, Jeanne Paturle, Cécile Rousset, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat do you chatter about at the pool with your girlfriend? Your father’s prostate, his erectile function, and his nighttime fantasies.

4’00, 2016

G-AAAH (Elizabeth Hobbs, UK)

G-AAAH, Elizabeth Hobbs, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA celebration of Amy Johnson’s record-breaking solo flight from London to Australia in 1930 created with an Underwood 315 typewriter.

1’00, 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

Tough (Jennifer Zheng, UK)

Tough, Jennifer Zheng, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSome things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

5’00, 2016

Sunday Lunch (Celine Devaux, France)

Sunday Lunch, Celine Devaux, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe constantly shifting sands of the family Sunday lunch dynamic, cruelly exposing hairline fractures and smudging unspoken truths.

14’00, 2105

Bottle Neck (Joanna Priestley, USA)

Bottle Neck, Joanna Priestley, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA luminous crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns.

3’00, 2015

Little Elephant (Kate Jessop, UK)

Little Elephant, Kate Jessop, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat does love mean to a British South Asian family in the West Midlands in contemporary Britain?

5’00, 2016

If You Say Something, See Something (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

If You Say Something, See Something, Gina Kamentsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSubtitles can be fun! The latest flurry of stream-of-consciousness madness from LIAF regular Gina Kamentsky.

2’00, 2016

Eye For An Eye (Steve Bache, Mahyar Goudarzi & Louise Peter, Germany)

Eye for an Eye, Steve Bache, Mahyar Goudarzi, Louise Peter, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn his own words, a double murderer speaks of his crimes and his belief that execution is all that he deserves for what he has done.

4’00, 2016

Panic Attack! (Eileen O’Meara, USA)

Panic Attack! Eileen O’Meara, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe internalised journey from wondering if the coffee machine was left on to sharing a cell with the Manson girls can be a short one indeed.

3’00, 2016

Private Parts (Anna Ginsburg, UK)

Private Parts, Anna Ginsburg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalShedding some light on the lack of female pleasure in modern day society.

4’00, 2016

Mamie (Janice Nadeau, France/Canada)

Mamie, Janice Nadeau, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMamie lives in a seaside home. When her cloistered world crumbles, her granddaughter starts to question the lack of real ties between them.

6’00, 2016

Jazz Orgie (Irina Rubina, Germany)

Jazz Orgie, Irina Rubina, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA total explosion of dots, lines, planes and forms drowning in a jazz-filled choreographic world.

1’00, 2016

The Wrong End of the Stick (Terri Matthews, UK)

The Wrong End of the Stick, Terri Matthews, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA neurotic teacher lost in a dull marriage to his wife of twenty years faces an all-consuming identity crisis, and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire.

10’00, 2016