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LIAF 2016: International Competition Programme 5 – Into the Dark (15)

December 5, 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.

The films come in from every corner, they use every technique, and this bunch are some of the darkest, scariest and spookiest films that came in this year. Watch out for all manner of creepiness.

At Barbican book tickets

Johnno’s Dead (Chris Shepherd, UK/France)

Johnno’s Dead, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalServing twelve years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit focuses the mind.

A terrifying and twisted tale of obsession, destruction and revenge.

9’00, 2016

Decorado (Alberto Vazquez, France/Spain)

Decorado, Alberto Vazquez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIs this bizarre dystopian landscape real? Or are we all just living through set pieces in some strange movie?

11’00, 2016

Neck & Neck (Shaun Clark, UK)

Neck & Neck, Shaun Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBehind the marital bed curtains Othello and Desdemona are disturbed by the poisonous words from Iago leading to detrimental consequences for the lovers.

5’00, 2016

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Happy End (Jan Saska, Czech Republic)

Happy End, Jan Saska, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA black comedy about death with a happy ending featuring hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy and a corpse.

9’00, 2015

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Beast! (Pieter Coudijzer, Belgium)

Beast!, Pieter Coudijzer, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe life of a scruffy, banished homeless man is enlightened by the arrival of a very unexpected visitor.

20’00, 2016

Ruben Leaves (Frederic Siegel, Switzerland)

Ruben Leaves, Frederic Siegel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRuben is just trying to get to work but his mind has other ideas, filling his horizon with increasingly weird and wild scenarios.

5’00, 2015

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A Coat Made Dark (Jack O’Shea, Ireland)

A Coat Made Dark, Jack O'Shea, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNavigating a twilight world with few clear markers, a man follows the orders of a dog to wear a mysterious coat with impossible pockets.

9’00, 2015

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Bird Flu (Priit Tender, Estonia)

Bird Flu, Priit Tender, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man, a snake, a drunk penguin and the disappearance of birds. Paradise and being expelled from it.

10’00 2016

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Wake Me Up (Dea Jagic, Croatia)

Wake Me Up, Dea Jagic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAfter waking up in a strange place, a boy embarks upon an unsettling journey on his way to a home that has changed forever.

9’00, 2015