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LIAF 2017: Marvellous Animation for 8-15 year-olds (PG)

December 3, 2017
3:00 pm

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme carefully chosen for children of 8 and above strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects to deliver a selection of wonderful films full of joy. This programme is suitable for all ages but especially 8-15 year-olds.

These enthralling films include a surreal story about three friends who exchange heads by accident, a grumpy granny living in a blue fairy-tale forest and a tense and prickly standoff between a hedgehog and a quartet of insatiable beasts.

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Heads Together (Job Joris & Marieke, Netherlands)

Heads Together, Job Joris, Marieke, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThree friends exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each others life.

21min, 2017

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City and Heart (Anne-Sophie Raimond, France)

City and Heart, Anne-Sophie Raimond, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe frenetic chaos of the city, the beating heart of a poet.

3min, 2016

Two Trams (Svetlana Andrianova, Russia)

Two Trams, Svetlana Andrianova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalKlick and Tram are two city trams that leave their bus depot every morning.

10min, 2017

Shock Therapy (Bali Engel & Matthieu Landour, UK)

Shock Therapy, Bali Engel, Matthieu Landour, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJim is afraid of everything. To cure himself, he decides to invite all his phobias to his home but it’s not a good idea.

7min, 2017

Hedgehog’s Home (Eva Cvijanović, Canada/Croatia)

Hedgehog’s Home, Eva Cvijanović, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA hedgehog lives in a lush forest, respected and envied by the other animals. But one day a quartet of insatiable beasts spark a tense and prickly standoff.

10min, 2016

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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

Merlot (Giulia Martinelli & Marta Gennari, Italy)

Merlot, Giulia Martinelli, Marta Gennari, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a blue fairytale forest a grumpy granny loses a bottle of wine.

6min, 2016

The Shrapnel (Dmitry Ivanov, Russia)

The Shrapnel, Dmitry Ivanov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA soldier, wounded at war, returns home to his mother.

4min, 2016

Deep Beneath The Earth (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK)

Deep Beneath The Earth, Kim Noce, Shaun Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe only thing young Lucy likes is gaming on her Ipad. But when she loses it in the woods she is determined to get it back.

3min, 2017

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Link (Robert Loebel, Germany)

Link, Robert Loebel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo characters are linked by their hair, influencing each other by every move they make.

7min, 2017