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LIAF 2017: And the winner is…

Best of the Fest Award:  The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Sweden)

The Burden, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA motel, a self-service restaurant, a call centre and a supermarket on the motorway are the setting for this apocalyptic musical. The songs tell of freedom, of the empty promises of the consumer world, and of the desire for an existence without worry.

14min, 2017

Best British Film Award: Six God Alphabet Peter (Peter Millard, UK)

Six God Alphabet Peter, Peter Millard, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPlease wake up Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now Peter.

7min, 2016

Audience Vote: Art For Lawyers (Rory Waudby-Tolley)

Art For Lawyers, Rory Waudby-Tolley, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalCorporate art is a strange concept and definitely when seen through the eyes of RWT.

9min, 2017

Best Abstract Film Award: Strange Fish (Steven Subotnick, USA)

Strange Fish, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA meditation on blind evolution.

4min, 2017

Judges’ Special Mention (Abstract) to: Attraction (Emily Scaife, UK)

Attraction, Emily Scaife, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalUrges in the undergrowth, erupting fungal fantasies, bursting botanicals. The dust and desires of a tiny alternative universe.

4min, 2017

Audience Vote: Attraction (Emily Scaife, UK)

Attraction, Emily Scaife, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalUrges in the undergrowth, erupting fungal fantasies, bursting botanicals. The dust and desires of a tiny alternative universe.

4min, 2017

Best Sound Design Award: The Absence of Eddy Table (Fredric Vogel) Directed by Rune Spaans

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

Best Use of 3D Award: 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

Best Childrens’ Film Award (Amazing Animations: 0-7 year-olds):  The Pocket Man (Ana Chubinidze, France/Georgia/Switzerland)

The Pocket Man, Ana Chubinidze, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend – an old blind man. Music makes them happy.

7min,  2017

Audience Vote: The Pocket Man (Ana Chubinidze, France/Georgia/Switzerland)

The Pocket Man, Ana Chubinidze, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best Childrens’ Film Award (Marvellous Animations: 8-15 year-olds): 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

Audience Vote: 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

 

Jury Special Awards

World of Tomorrow Episode 2 ‘The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts’ (Don Hertzfeldt, USA)

World of Tomorrow Episode 2 'The Burden of Other People's Thoughts'., Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFollowing on from Episode 1, this follow-up is an epic voyage inward, a dizzying spin down the rabbit hole of the human subconsciousness. Emily Prime is back to remind us that kids are the only people who can really live in the moment, the only people who aren’t too busy looking forward or thinking back. Blisteringly funny and deeply touching. A bonafide classic.

23min, 2017

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

Have Heart (Will Anderson, UK)

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

12min, 2017

Jury Honorable Mentions

Lovestreams (Sean Buckelew, USA)

Lovestreams, Sean Buckelew, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ode to a lost age of internet love.

10min, 2017

Manivald (Chintis Lundgren, Canada/Croatia/Estonia)

Manivald, Chintis Lundgren, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA hot young plumber breaks into the harmonious life of Manivald and his retired mother.

13min, 2016

Summers Puke is Winters Delight (Sawako Kabuki, Japan)

Summers Puke is Winters Delight, Sawako Kabuki, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPainful events become memories over time. This deliriously explicit film is truly demented, but with a serious core buried deep within its delightful insanity.

3min, 2016

Voting for International Competition Programme 1 – From Absurd to Zany

Judges’ Vote: Wednesday with Goddard (Nicolas Menard, UK)

Manivald, Chintis Lundgren, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.

4min, 2017

Audience Vote: Catherine (Britt Raes, Belgium)

Catherine, Britt Raes, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe life story of a sweet young girl who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.

12min, 2016

Voting for International Competition Programme 2 – Being Human

Judges’ AND Audience Vote: Negative Space (Ru Kawahata & Max Porter, France)

Negative Space, Ru Kawahata, Max Porter, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMy Dad taught me how to pack.

5min, 2017

Voting for International Competition Programme 3 – Looking For Answers

Judges’ AND Audience Vote: Wicked Girl (Ayce Kartal, France/Turkey)

Wicked Girl, 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

Voting for International Competition Programme 4 – Playing with Emotion

Judges’ Vote: 69 Sec (Laura Nicolas, Belgium)

69 Sec, Laura Nicolas, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA depiction of love as geometric shape. Stylish, sexy.

2min, 2016

Audience Vote: 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

Voting for International Competition Programme 5 – Long Shorts

Judges’ AND Audience Vote: The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Sweden)

The Burden, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA motel, a self-service restaurant, a call centre and a supermarket on the motorway are the setting for this apocalyptic musical. The songs tell of freedom, of the empty promises of the consumer world, and of the desire for an existence without worry.

14min, 2017

Voting for International Competition Programme 6 – Below the Surface

Judges’ Vote: Little Girl (Steven Subotnick, USA)

Little Girl, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA little girl rides her bike.

3min, 2016

Audience Vote: Among the Black Waves (Anna Budanova, Russia)

Among the Black Waves, Anna Budanova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ancient northern legend – a hunter, a seal-girl and the souls of the drowned. The sea holds many untold secrets.

11min, 2017

International Competition Programme 7 – Into the Dark

Judges’ Vote: 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

Audience Vote: 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

International Competition Programme 8 – Animated Documentaries

Judges’ Vote AND Audience Vote: 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