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LIAF 2016: And the winner is…

Best of the Fest Award: Before Love (Igor Kovyalov, Russia)

Before Love, Igor Kovyalov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEverybody is looking for love. But what is true love? A typically dramatic tale of human shortcomings from the acclaimed Russian filmmaker Igor Kovyalov.

19’00, 2016

Best British Film Award: 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

Best Sound Design Award: Otto – Nicola Ariutti (Salvatore Murgia & Dario Imbrogno, Italy)

Otto, Salvatore Murgia, Dario Imbrogno, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe switch from 2D to 3D is a turn of events Otto hadn’t anticipated at the beginning of his day.

2’00, 2015

Best Performance (Acting) Award: 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

Best Abstract Film Award: Sai Gon (Oerd van Cuijlenborg, France)

Sai Gon, Oerd van Cuijlenborg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe hustle and bustle of the city, the incessant rain in the jungle – impressions based on several trips to Vietnam between 2007 and 2014.

5’00, 2015

Audience Vote: O (Erick Oh, South Korea)

O, Erick Oh, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe passage of time and the creation of the universe.
4’00, 2016

Voting for International Competition Programme 1 – From Absurd to Zany

Judges’ Vote: 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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Audience Vote: 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

Voting for International Competition Programme 2 – Being Human

Judges’ Vote: 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

Audience Vote: Afternoon Class (Seoro Oh, South Korea)

Afternoon Class, Seoro Oh, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEvery schoolboy knows the gargantuan battle it takes to simply stay awake through the afternoon class.

4’00, 2015

Voting for International Competition Programme 3 – Looking For Answers

Judges’ Vote: 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

Audience Vote: 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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Voting for International Competition Programme 4 – New Japanese Shorts – Beyond Anime

Judges’ Vote: Radio Wave (Miyajima Ryotaro, Japan)

Radio Wave, Miyajima Ryotaro, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDuring the Cold War a boy tunes the radio and discovers a world of hidden codes.

3’00, 2016

Audience Vote: I Can’t Breathe (Sayaka Kihata, Japan)

I Can’t Breathe, Sayaka Kihata, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat happens when you drown your friend by mistake?

6’00, 2015

Voting for International Competition Programme 5 – Into the Dark

Judges’ Vote: 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

Audience Vote: 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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Voting for International Competition Programme 6 – Below the Surface

Judges’ Vote: Ghost Cell (Antoine Delacharlery, France)

Ghost Cell, Antoine Delacharlery, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA truly stunning, breathtakingly intricate re-imagining of Paris as a massive, thriving organism of a billion pieces.

6’00, 2014

Audience Vote: He and Sea (Kris Genijn & Pieter Vanluffelen, Belgium)

He and Sea, Kris Genijn, Pieter Vanluffelen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man, born of the sea is in search of his origins. The closer he gets to his goal, the more he loses of himself.

8’00, 2016

Voting for International Competition Programme 7 – Long Shorts

Judges’ Vote: Before Love (Igor Kovyalov, Russia)

Before Love, Igor Kovyalov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEverybody is looking for love. But what is true love? A typically dramatic tale of human shortcomings from the acclaimed Russian filmmaker Igor Kovyalov.

Audience Vote: 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, 2015

Voting for International Competition Programme 8 – Animated Documentaries

Judges’ Vote: The Empty Space (Ülo Pikkov, Estonia)

The Empty Space, Ülo Pikkov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA past memory, an apartment that once existed, and a small girl playing there. A reconstruction of a vision of the anxieties in the 1950s Soviet Union.

10,00, 2016

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Audience Vote: I Was A Winner (Jonas Odell, Sweden) AND…

I Was A Winner, Jonas Odell, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThree very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction.

14’00, 2016

Tough (Jennifer Zheng, UK) AND…

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, UK

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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

Voting for Framed Film Club – Amazing Animations

Judges’ Vote: Hey Deer (Ors Barczy, Hungary) AND… 

Hey Deer, Ors Barczy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn adorable, cocoa-drinking deer is eager to tidy up the front of his house.

6’00, 2015

Eagle Blue (Will Rose, UK)

Eagle Blue, Will Rose, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEagle Blue lives high on a mountaintop above a sleepy town below.

3’00, 2016

Audience Vote: Hey Deer (Ors Barczy, Hungary) 

Hey Deer, Ors Barczy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn adorable, cocoa-drinking deer is eager to tidy up the front of his house.

6’00, 2015

Voting for Marvellous Animations

Audience Vote: 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