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LIAF 2016: International Competition Programme 1 – From Absurd to Zany (15)

December 3, 2016
7:00 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 128 new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and 
Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase and Animated Documentaries. 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.

This programme celebrates some of the funniest, weirdest and eye-poppingly nutty films that were entered this year.

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

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


Panic (Joost Lieuwma & Daan Velsink, The Netherlands)

Panic, Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink, IAF, London International Animation FestivalIn the car Marja has a sudden rush of panic: did she turn off the gas? Did she leave the water running?

6’00, 2015


Pig (Steven Subotnick, USA)

Pig, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA pig is everything. An experimental riff on a hundred things that PIG might mean.

3’00, 2015


Velodrool (Sander Joon, Estonia)

Velodrool, Sander Joon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA nicotine addicted cyclist in a race against time finds the pathway to the finish line littered with a plethora of peculiar obstacles.

6’00, 2015

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No Offense (Kris Borghs, Belgium)

No Offense, Kris Borghs, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalCartoonists are being put on trial with the death penalty being the ultimate fate.

7’00, 2016


The Bald Future (Paul Cabon, France)

The Bald Future, Paul Cabon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBeing a bald man sucks. Knowing you’ll become one is even worse.

6’00, 2016

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Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions (Emma Calder & Ged Haney, UK/South Africa)

Roger Ballen's Theatre of Apparitions, Emma Calder, Ged Haney, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animated theatre of dismembered people, beasts and ghosts, dance, tumble, make love and tear themselves apart.

5’00, 2016

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The Noise of Licking (Nadja Andrasev, Hungary)

The Noise of Licking, Nadja Andrasev, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mysterious woman, a curious cat, some exotic plants and a perverse ritual.

9’00, 2016

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In One Drag (Alireza Hashempour, Germany)

In One Drag, Alireza Hashempour, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalLate in the evening when all the cigarette butts in the city become alive.

3’00, 2016


By the Name of Boston (Grant Kolton, USA)

By the Name of Boston, Grant Kolton, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWilliam Boston lives in the desert caring only for the finer things and his friend Chester the scorpion.

2’00, 2015


Wolf Games (Jelena Oroz, Croatia)

Wolf Games, Jelena Oroz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’s late afternoon in the wolves’ house and the three little wolves are as boisterous as ever, and always hungry!

5’00, 2015



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

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Balcony (David Dell’ Edera, Hungary)

Balcony, David Dell' Edera, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEverybody does what they want to but some people are not yet sure what they want to do.

6’00, 2015

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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


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

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