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LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 8 – Animated Documentaries + Q&A (15)

December 5, 2017
8:30 pm

Persuasive, illustrative and able to get over abstract details in attractive and compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth.

These films feature a loving look at the subversive comic genius of Joe Orton, a funny but cautionary story about the dangers of playing football alongside the more harrowing subjects of post traumatic stress disorder and how a 9 year-old copes with her OCD amongst several other true life tales.

Filmmakers who will be joining us for the Q&A are: Luca Schemata & Sinem Vardarli, Jocie Juritz, Harriet Croucher and Anna Ginsburg.

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The Junction – Chilly Gonzales and Peaches (Patrick Doyon, Canada)

The Junction - Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, Patrick Doyon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDespite coming from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, these two musicians found common ground in their willingness to cross over.

5min, 2016

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Colorscope Green (Jorge R Canedo E. & Rafael Mayani, UK)

Colorscope Green, Jorge R Canedo E., Rafael Mayani, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. The human eye sees green better than any colour in the spectrum. But why is that?

1min, 2017

A Pistol Against My Head (Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli & Laurie Harris, UK)

A Pistol Against My Head, Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli, Laurie Harris, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA war veteran addresses the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding war trauma.

4min, 2016

Nueva Vida (Jonathan Seligson, USA)

Nueva Vida, Jonathan Seligson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA ball, some brains and a lot of fluids. A cautionary true story about the dangers of playing soccer.

7min, 2017

Material World (Anna Ginsburg, UK)

Material World, Anna Ginsburg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat on earth are you wearing? The materiality of our clothes and their effect on the world.

3min, 2017

Blue Light (Harriet Croucher, UK)

Blue Light, Harriet Croucher, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEmergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its impact on their lives, as well as their families.

4min, 2017

Colorscope Yellow (Sebastian Baptista, UK)

Colorscope Yellow, Sebastian Baptista, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. What lemons, bananas and egg yolks have in common.

1min, 2017

A Place in Nowhere (Bárbara Oliveira & João Rodrigues, Portugal)

A Place in Nowhere, Bárbara Oliveira, João Rodrigues, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn 1975 Ema was expecting the arrival of her first child in Angola. But her tranquility was interrupted by gunfire which changed her life forever.

6min, 2016

When I Worry About Things – Annabel’s Story (Andy Glynne & Liam O’Connor, UK)

When I Worry About Things - Annabel’s Story, Andy Glynne, Liam O’Connor, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAnnabel has OCD and nervous tics after a period of upheaval, but ultimately she learns to cope with her depression.

5min, 2017

My Yiddish Papi (Eleonore Goldberg, Canada)

My Yiddish Papi, Eleonore Goldberg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young woman misses her grandfather’s last phone call. After his death, she remembers a promise not kept: her vow to pass on to future generations his story of courage and resistance in the face of fear.

7min, 2017

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Advice to the Young Artist (Daniella Shuhman, Israel)

Advice to the Young Artist, Daniella Shuhman, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAdvice given by Richard Ford, Patti Smith, the Chapman Brothers, Umberto Eco and several others to new artists wanting to make a career out of their art.

3min, 2016

Surprise (Paulo Patricio, Portugal)

Surprise, Paulo Patricio, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA three-year-old girl is recovering from kidney cancer. She talks openly with her Mum.

9min, 2016

Colorscope White (Jocie Juritz, UK)

Colorscope White, Jocie Juritz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. Is white really as pure as we think?

1min, 2017

Oscar (Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre, Canada)

Oscar, Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA touching portrait of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson as he wistfully meditates on the price of fame and the impacts of the artist’s life on family life.

12min, 2016

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The Unforgiven Moment (Laurie Harris & Salvador Maldonado, UK)

The Unforgiven Moment, Laurie Harris, Salvador Maldonado, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFrom the acclaimed ‘Animated Mind’ series, a war veteran candidly talks about how to cope with guilt and trauma.

5min, 2016

Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) (Chris Shepherd, UK)

Yours Faithfully Edna Welthorpe Mrs, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA loving tribute to English playwright Joe Orton, on the 50th anniversary of his death, featuring the hilarious letters he wrote as Mrs Edna Welthorpe.

5min, 2017