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LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 2 – Being Human (15)

December 2, 2017
7:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 126 new films across 10 competitive programmes.

This programme examines some big life moments including a moving look at the last inhabitants of a dying village pondering the fate of their home, a personal tribute to the silent contributions of migrant workers globally and themes of connection, isolation and female identity in the context of today’s digital world.

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Negative Space (Ru Kawahata & Max Porter, France)

Negative Space, Ru Kawahata, Max Porter, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMy Dad taught me how to pack.

5min, 2017

And the Moon Stands Still (Yulia Ruditskaya, Germany/Belarus/USA)

And the Moon Stands Still, Yulia Ruditskaya, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe presence of the moon affects all under its glow with its lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance.

11min, 2017

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Postcard (Fabienne Wagenaar, France)

Postcard, Fabienne Wagenaar, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalI write to you from under the tent while this summer day dies …

3min, 2016

A Festive Wind (Marjolaine Perreten, Switzerland)

A Festive Wind, Marjolaine Perreten, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA village square. Some musicians. A preparation. A bird. Competitions. A stain on a uniform. Then the feast.

10min, 2016

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Tete-a-tete (Natasha Tonkin, UK)

Tete-a-tete, Natasha Tonkin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young woman visits her family. Tensions flare, while technology provides an easy respite.

8min, 2017

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My Brother (Audrey Yeo, USA)

My Brother, Audrey Yeo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA touching tribute to the silent contributions of global migrant workers.

2min, 2016

Homeland (Alisi Telengut, Canada)

Homeland, Alisi Telengut, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA glorious hand-painted meditation on ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the mass deportations of the Kalmyk people during World War II.

6min, 2017

Drop By Drop (Laura Gonçalves & Xá, Portugal)

Drop By Drop, Laura Gonçalves, Xá, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe last inhabitants of a dying village ponder the fate of their home and the legacy they leave.

10min, 2017

The Meal (Emilie Phuong, France)

The Meal, Emilie Phuong, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mother and her two sons, the weather is sunny and the table full of food.

3min, 2016

Airport (Michaela Muller, Switzerland)

Airport, Michaela Muller, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhile for some the journey starts, for others it abruptly ends.

11min, 2017

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Shmevolution (Nolan Downs, USA)

Shmevolution, Nolan Downs, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe evolutionary life of an organism unfolds in a bizarre landscape.

5min, 2016

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Totems (Paul Jadoul, France/Belgium)

Totems, Paul Jadoul, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA lumberjack is working in the forest when a tree falls on him and traps him. In his plight his inner animal is awakened.

9min, 2016