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LIAF 2016: Marvellous Animations (PG)

December 4, 2016
3:00 pm

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme carefully chosen for children of 8 and above strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and delivers up a selection of wonderful films full of joy. Suitable for 8-15 year-olds and their parents/carers/friends.

These captivating films include a nutty trapeze act in an even nuttier circus, a superhero who’s superglasses give life to a terrifying monster and a scarecrow with a broken leg.

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Spring Jam (Ned Wenlock, New Zealand)

Spring Jam, Ned Wenlock, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.

6’00, 2016

Trial and Error (Alexander Isert & Antje Heyn, Germany)

Trial and Error, Alexander Isert, Antje Heyn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn account of a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots – and a long-lost friend.

6’00, 2016

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(Otto) (Job, Joris & Marieke, The Netherlands)

(Otto), Job, Joris, Marieke, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalUnable to have children, a woman resorts to stealing the imaginary friend of a small girl – a plan that must surely unravel somehow.

10’00, 2015

In A Cage (Loic Bruyere, France)

In A Cage, Loic Bruyere, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA caged bear who can’t sing meets a little bird who can’t fly but who can sing beautifully.

6’00, 2015


Blue Honey (Constance Joliff, Daphne Durocher & Fanny Lhotellier, France)

Blue Honey, Constance Joliff, Daphne Durocher, Fanny Lhotellier, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA small bee allergic to pollen discovers an extraordinary product that dramatically impacts the live of the hive.

5’00, 2016


About a Mother (Dina Velikovskaya, Russia)

About A Mother, Dina Velikovskaya, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen a mother seems to have nothing left, life grants her new opportunities.

7’00, 2015


Captain 3D (Victor Haegelin, France)

Captain 3D, Victor Haegelin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen Captain 3D puts on his glasses he discovers a new world of scary monsters and a damsel in distress.

3’00, 2015


Au Revoir Balthazar (Rafael Sommerhalder, Switzerland)

Au Revoir Balthazar, Rafael Sommerhalder, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA scarecrow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a seashell. Looking back. Leaving forever.

10’00, 2015

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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


Ballone di Cannone (Frodo Kuipers, The Netherlands)

Ballone di Cannone, Frodo Kuipers, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe zany escapades of Eduardo and vertigo-suffering Loet, performing daredevilish stunts in the circus.

9’00, 2015


Voltaire (Jan Snoekx, The Netherlands)

Voltaire, Jan Snoekx, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn insecure weathercock, living on a chapel, moves to a faraway cathedral after a lightning strike. But he’s not the only one there.

12’00, 2015


The Noise of 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