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LIAF presents: Short Animations at Beckenham Mansion Family Free Film Festival

August 3, 2017
1:00 pm

Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme of carefully chosen short animated films from all around the world strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys. Suitable for all ages but especially 0 -9 year-olds.

At Beckenham Place Park Mansion Free (No ticket required – First come first served)

Revolution (Jess Deacon, Helen Friel & Chris Turner, UK )

Revolution, Jess Deacon, Helen Friel, Chris Turner, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe coolest thing ever. A real life popup book that moves all by itself.

2013,  1’45

The Little Cuddle (Maggie Rogers, UK)

The Little Cuddle, Maggie Rogers, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe Little Cuddle isn’t quite sure just exactly what he is, so he sets off to ask some friends if they know.

2013, 3’15

Hidden Talent (Mirian Miosic, Croatia)

Hidden Talent, Mirian Miosic, LIAF, London International Animation Festival
Every cat has a hidden talent of some kind. Imagine what happens when a hundred cats all get together.

2013, 5’50

Trampoline (Maarten Koopman & Floris Kaayk, Netherlands)

Trampoline, Maarten Koopman, Floris Kaayk, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSome things were just never meant to jump up and down on a trampoline. Little things are OK but giant animals… hmmm, not such a great idea.

2013, 2’00

The Smortlybacks (Ted Sieger & Wouter Dierickx, China/Switzerland)

The Smortlybacks, Ted Sieger, Wouter Dierickx, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDazzling. A hilarious herd of smortly little creatures that just love to work as a team, even if they can be a bit clumsy sometimes.

2013, 5’45

Snowflake (Natalia Chernysheva, Russia)

Snowflake, Natalia Chernysheva, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen a little African boy receives a paper snowflake in a letter, he longs to know what real snow is like.

2012, 5’40

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The Gallant Captain (Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base & Patrick Sarell, Australia)

The Gallant Captain, Graeme Base, Katrina Mathers, Patrick Sarell, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA gorgeously crafted film built around a Graeme Base book and featuring a fearless young boy who sets off for an adventure on the high seas with his faithful cat.

2013, 8’10

Just Like You (Isabel Garrett, UK)

Just Like You, Isabel Garrett, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe journey of a little shrew who lives in the woodland where everything and everyone is colourful.

2014, 6’00

Miriam’s Kite (Riho Unt, Estonia)

Miriams Kite, Riho Unt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMiriam’s pet chicken takes to the skies when it catches a ride on top of her soaring kite. That gives her little brother an idea—but will it work out as well for him as it did for the hen?

2013, 5’00

The New Species (Kateřina Karhánková, Czech Republic)

The New Species, Kateřina Karhánková, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalStumbling across a mysterious bone sparks the imaginations of three kids, who decide to seek scholarly wisdom from a paleontologist and see what clues they can dig up.

2013, 6’15

Emil (Martin Schmidt, Germany)

Emil, Martin Schmidt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHey kids – what’s inside the egg?

2014, 5’05

Rockin’ Rhino (Verena Fels, Germany)

Rockin Rhino, Verena Fels, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDancing is so much fun! But if you have to dance all by yourself it ́s only half the fun. So the little rhino needs to come up with an idea to make everyone dance with it.

2013, 3’05

My Mum is an Aeroplane (Yulia Aronova, Russia/US)

My Mum is an Aeroplane, Yulia Aronova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDifferent people have different mothers. Mother musicians, Mother animal doctors, even Mother construction workers. But my Mother is an Airplane

2013, 6’00

Serious and Bert (Ivo Christov & Manuela Seiler, Switzerland)

Serious and Bert, Ivo Christov, Manuela Seiler, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt must be nearly winter time. One squirrel wants to carefully store all his nuts but his friend has another plan.

2014, 2’40