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LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 3 – Looking For Answers (15)

December 3, 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.

A looping GIF has an existential crisis, a peaceful haven populated by good-hearted little frogs and an unlikely meeting between a tough female polar bear and an enthusiastic male grizzly bear – some of the funny and moving, heartfelt stories explored in this compelling bunch of shorts.

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Poles Apart (Paloma Baeza, UK)

Poles Apart, Paloma Baeza, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA tough female polar bear and an enthusiastic male grizzly bear are brought together by their changing habitats.

12min, 2017

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The Stranger in my Head (Petra Balekic, Croatia)

The Stranger in my Head , Petra Balekic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA dramatic retelling of Albert Camus’ “The Stranger”, read 12 years ago but stuck in the filmmakers head.

4min, 2017

Wicked Girl (Ayce Kartal, France/Turkey)

Wicked Girlm, Ayce Kartal, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn 8 year-old Turkish girl endowed with an exuberant imagination recalls the happy days spent in her grandparents’ village until dark and terrifying memories slowly rise to the surface.

8min, 2016

The Ogre (Laurene Braibant, France)

The Ogre, Laurene Braibant, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalGreatly insecure about his size, a giant refrains from eating, terrified at how he will be viewed in society.

10min, 2017

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Beside Oneself (Karolina Specht, Poland)

Beside Oneself, Karolina Specht, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA warped perception of reality – one day She notices that something strange is happening to Him.

5min, 2016

Have Heart (Will Anderson, UK)

Have Heart, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA looping GIF has an existential crisis.

12min, 2017

Debut (Katarzyna Kijek, Poland)

Debut, Katarzyna Kijek, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA screenwriter finds himself in the centre of the story he tries to create.

7min, 2016

Charles (Dominic Etienne Simard, Canada/France)

Charles, Dominic Etienne Simard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalCharles knows he’s not like other kids. To dodge the unfairness and taunts of his schoolmates, he imagines a peaceful haven peopled by good-hearted little frogs.

11min, 2017

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I Am Here (Eoin Duffy, Canada)

I Am Here, Eoin Duffy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mysterious traveller journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life, and God.

5min, 2016

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