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LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 7 – Into the Dark (15)

December 5, 2017
6:30 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 bunch are some of the darkest, scariest and spookiest films that came in this year. Watch out for all manner of creepiness.

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The Absence of Eddy Table (Rune Spaans, Norway)

The Absence of Eddy Table, Rune Spaans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalLost in a dark forest, Eddy Table stumbles upon a mysterious girl and dangerous parasites. He should escape, but something keeps him from leaving.

12min, 2016

Resistance (Alex Chauvet, Anna Ledanois, Quentin Foulon, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat & Fabien Glasse, France)

Resistance, Alex Chauvet, Anna Ledanois, Quentin Foulon, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat, Fabien Glasse, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDominated by an insects totalitarian regime, the staff of a smart restaurant organise a plot to knock down the established order.

7min, 2016

The Inverted Peak (Brothers Mcleod, UK)

The Inverted Peak, Brothers Mcleod, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA stunningly visceral animation that plunges us into the inner spaces of our unconscious minds, asking us the question “who is in control?”

6min, 2016

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The Escape (Jaroslaw Konopka, Poland)

The Escape, Jaroslaw Konopka, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSuffering, trauma and devastation. A mother and son are balancing on the verge between life and death, trying to save themselves and the world that they remember.

15min, 2017

The Ex-Magician (Mauricio Nunes & Olimpio Costa, Brazil)

The Ex-Magician, Mauricio Nunes, Olimpio Costa, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA former magician is stuck in a bureaucratic desk-job in a nightmarish dystopian world.

11min, 2016

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Song of A Toad (Kariem Saleh, Germany)

Song of A Toad, Kariem Saleh, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA stressed out human carries an old choleric toad on his head.

7min, 2016

Nocturne (Anne Breymann, Germany)

Nocturne, Anne Breymann, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAt night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost valuables at stake.

5min, 2017

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The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story (Olga & Pritt Parn, Estonia)

The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story, Olga & Pritt Parn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne day a Khanty hunter has his eyes stolen by his angry wife, and so begins a story with no end.

4min, 2017

Garden Party (Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon & Lucas Navarro, France)

Garden Party, Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a deserted mansion, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

7min, 2016