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LIAF 2016: International Competition Programme 3 – Looking For Answers (15)

December 4, 2016
5:00 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.

A blind girl who’s left eye sees the past and right eye sees the future, an elderly woman living with degenerative dementia and a choir of cars perform a breathtaking song and dance number – some of the funny and moving, heartfelt stories explored in this compelling bunch of shorts.

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Blind Vaysha (Theodore Ushev, Canada)

Blind Vaysha, Theodore Ushev, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSimply gorgeous! Vaysha can see only the future with one eye and the past with the other.

9’00, 2016

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How Long Not Long (Uri & Michelle Kranot, Denmark)

How Long Not Long, Uri & Michelle Kranot, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalXenophobia, nationalism and intolerance are a daily occurrence. The world is divided among warring creeds and cultures, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

6’00, 2016

Jukai (Gabrielle Lissot, France)

Jukai, Gabrielle Lissot, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young woman follows a trail of colored threads leading deep into a forest, hoping to find the answers to her lingering fears.

9’00, 2015

Beer (Nerdo Creative Studio, Italy)

Beer, Nerdo Creative Studio, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ode to alcohol by the great anti-poet Charles Bukowski.

2’00, 2016

It Was Mine (Kajsa Naess, Norway)

It Was Mine, Kajsa Naess, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA playful and offbeat reflection on the surprising moments where you get the feeling that everything is somehow connected. Based on a short story by Paul Auster.

8’00, 2015

Carface (Claude Cloutier, Canada)

Carface, Claude Cloutier, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat will be, will be…. especially if we keep drilling for the black gold to power the vehicles taking us there.

5’00, 2015

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Black Out (Borbála Mészáros & Zsuzsanna Rádóczy, Hungary)

Black Out, Borbála Mészáros, Zsuzsanna Rádóczy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a big city much like any other, a fox working a white-collar job tries to break out of his monotone life and escape from the pressure of society.

9’00, 2016

Phantom City (Patrick Jenkins, Canada)

Phantom City, Patrick Jenkins, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA woman with a mysterious suitcase and a man in pursuit – a noir-tinged tale in the Phantom City.

7’00, 2015

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Made in China (Vincent Tsui, France)

Made in China, Vincent Tsui, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWooden toys strive to act like humans, despite their physical limitations.

3’00, 2015

This is Not an Animation (Federico Kempke, Canada/Mexico)

This is Not an Animation, Federico Kempke, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA group of pretentious animators attempt to create the ultimate animated film. But do they really have the skills to back up their claims?

5’00, 2016

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Peter’s Forest (Martina Mestrovic, Croatia)

Peter’s Forest, Martina Mestrovic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA universal parable about differences. A story about the natural and the excluded, the normal and the uncommon.

8’00, 2016

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The Head Vanishes (Franck Dion, France)

The Head Vanishes, Franck Dion, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn elderly woman living with degenerative dementia, her confused mind leaves her open to danger.

9’00, 2016

Blood Manifesto (Theodore Ushev, Canada)

Blood Manifesto, Theodore Ushev, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA personal manifesto driven by a near-boundless creative vision and animated with the blood of the filmmaker.

2’00, 2015

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