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LIAF presents: Best of LIAF 2016 at Anim’est Festival, Bucharest

October 3, 2017
11:00 am

We proudly showcase the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone. These 12 films are a fantastic snapshot of the type of work being produced by animators from all around the world and proving that animation can be the most entertaining, intelligent and provocative artforms. Here you’ll find comedy, horror, animated documentaries, abstract works and everything in-between.

At Anim’est Festival. Tickets will be available from Anim’est. Please check Anim’est website for correct start time.

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

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.

6’00

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

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.

9’00

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

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

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

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

Once Upon A Line (Alicja Jasina, Poland)

Once Upon A Line, Alicja Jasina, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalStunning! A man lives a boring life until he meets somebody and his world turns upside down.

7’00

It’s A Date (Zachary Zezima, USA)

The worst blind date since ‘When Harry Met Sally’.

7’00

Broken: The Women’s Prison (Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl, Germany)

Broken - The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck, Volker Schlecht, Alexander Lahl, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalExtraordinary and poignant depiction of the lives of women in an East German jail forced to make consumer goods for sale in the West.

7’00

The Sparrow’s Flight (Tom Schroeder, USA)

The Sparrow's Flight, Tom Schroeder, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBeautiful and moving – the director’s final collaboration with his late friend Dave Herr, who died of a brain tumour. Animating Dave’s designs to form an experimental piece, this is a fitting and personal expression of friendship.

14’00