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LIAF 2017: Best of the Next Programme 1

December 7, 2017
7:00 pm

Selected from 60 graduate showreels and almost 30 countries this is a look at the best student work and first professional films from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Best of the Next Programme 2 screens just after this one at 9pm. You can buy tickets for both screenings for just £12 + booking fee.

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Less Than Human (Steffen Bang Lindholm, Denmark)

Less Than Human, Steffen Bang Lindholm, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, the zombies have been cured and exiled to secluded camps.

6min, 2016

Hypertrain (Etienne Kompis & Fela Bellotto, Switzerland)

image-on-its-wayA cat and a child move elegantly between speeding trains and cross dimensions and planes only to encounter one another again in space, motion and time.

4min, 2016

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Closed Visit (Jade Evans, UK)

Closed Visit, Jade Evans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHow would you cope if you could only see your son from behind a screen? An exploration of isolation, separation and loss.

2min, 2017

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Black Sheep (Rosalie Benevello, France)

Black Sheep, Rosalie Benevello, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn the middle of the mountains in a glass cube live a father and his son. A sheep arrives and breaks the solitude.

9min, 2016

Little Wonders (Triet Le, Vietnam)

Little Wonders, Triet Le, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSimple memories, beautifully portrayed.

2min, 2016

City Lights (Jessica Lester, UK)

City Lights, Jessica Lester, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe city is alive. A journey through Central London at night.

3min, 2016

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In your Hands (Delphine Delannoy, Lisa Baillon, Tsu-Ning Lai, Atiyyah Lallmahomed, Gwenaël Renaud & Daphné Westelynck, France)

In your Hands, Delphine Delannoy, Lisa Baillon, Tsu-Ning Lai, Atiyyah Lallmahomed, Gwenaël Renaud, Daphné Westelynck, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen red crystals begin to mysteriously appear all over a mans’ body his sickness begins to have an effect on the outside world.

8min, 2017

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Remember How We Used to Play? (Matthias Cuciniello, UK)

Remember How We Used to Play?, Matthias Cuciniello, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA boy’s weekend visit to his estranged father.

5min, 2017

Scent of Geranium (Naghmeh Farzaneh, USA)

Scent of Geranium, Naghmeh Farzaneh, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA poignant autobiographical tale of a journey from Iran to the USA.

5min, 2016

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Immersion (Lalita Brunner, Switzerland)

Immersion, Lalita Brunner, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTommy goes swimming in a pool filled with his anxiety.

3min, 2016

Lead in the Head (Aurore Peuffier, France)

Lead in the Head, Aurore Peuffier, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA wolf is hunted and brought back to a village as a trophy. But the wolf is not dead and the bullet in its skull has repercussions on its psyche.

8min, 2016

Help! Dying! (Noah Malone, USA)

Help! Dying!, Noah Malone, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA beguiling tale of foot-sucking and a cop-killer.

5min, 2016

Elsewhere (Junyi Xiao, USA)

Elsewhere, Junyi Xiao, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSecurity over risk? Or freedom over obedience? And at what cost?

6min, 2017

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Cacophony (Ai Hsuan Shih, USA)

Cacophony, Ai Hsuan Shih, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA girl escapes the harsh sounds of the urban environment to find solace in her inner world.

2min, 2016

Contact (Katy Wang, UK)

Contact, Katy Wang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalStranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

7min, 2017

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