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LIAF presents: The Best Animated Shorts of 2017 at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

March 31, 2018
1:00 pm

The following programme has been created by kids, for kids. Every two months, throughout 2017, we have screened a new programme of animated short films, the best films from all around the world, at cinemas UK-wide to our wildly enthusiastic childrens’ audiences. After the screenings the children were asked to vote for their favourite films. We’ve counted the votes – and these films are what YOU told us were your favourites throughout the year.

There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthral and inspire the wide-open imaginations of kids. This programme – carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind – is always popular – and not a toy ad in sight.

This screening is suitable for children of all ages, but is specifically aimed at 0-7 year-olds.

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Mr Night Has A Day Off (Ignaz Meilunas, Lithuania)

Mr Night Has A Day Off, Ignas Meilunas, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalUnsatisfied, Mr Night is walking around the town changing all things to black until everything is as dark as night.

2’00, 2017

Keep On Rolling! (Takashi Miike, Japan)

Keep On Rolling!, Takashi Miike, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ambitious dung beetle can’t stop rolling poo. He perfects the art with every round thing he comes across.

5’00, 2016

A Rhino Named Paul “Everybody Sleeps” (Dave Schlafman & Mike Anneal, USA)

A Rhino named Paul Everybody sleeps, Dave Schlafman, Mike Annear, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’s bedtime, but a restless little rhino just isn’t ready to call it a day.

2’40, 2015

Dust Buddies (Sam Wade & Beth Tomashek, USA)

Dust Buddies, Sam Wade, Beth Tomashek, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA group of adorable dust bunnies live a humble, but happy existence until a dust-up with a determined maid gets them into an epic kerfuffle.

4’05, 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.

4’05, 2016

The One Who Tamed the Clouds (Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco-Levin, France)

The One Who Tamed the Clouds, Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAt the top of a canyon, the old Indian Flying Shadow teaches the young Nayati the ancient art of smoke signals.

4’00, 2016

Sabaku (Marlies van der Wel, Netherlands)

Sabaku, Marlies van der Wel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen Sabaku’s best friend Buffalo passes away, he needs to find himself a new friend.

2’00, 2016

Water Path For A Fish (Mercedes Marro, France)

Water Path For A Fish, Mercedes Marro, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a Latin American town Oscar sleeps when a sudden gust of wind wakes him up. From his window he sees a goldfish in a dirty puddle, gasping for air.

8’00, 2016

Hamlet.Comedy (Eugeniy Fadeyev, Russia)

Hamlet.Comedy, Eugeniy Fadeyev, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA class of children go to see “Hamlet” with their strict teacher. When the children get bored, they start to laugh and wreak havoc.

5’00, 2015

About Coati (Alexandra Slepchuk, Russia)

About Coati, Alexandra Slepchuk, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA delightful fable about how to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

6’00, 2015

Awesome Beetle’s Colours (Indra Sproge, Latvia)

Awesome Beetle's Colours, Indra Sproge, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA lovely song to guide you through the alphabet.

3’15, 2016

Hugo Bumfeldt (Katinka Bongar, Hungary)

Hugo Bumfeldt, Katinka Bognar, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHugo is an alien boy living on a tiny far-away planet. One day he gets his first pet as a present – it’s a real scuba diver taken from Earth.

12’00, 2016

Kochkunst – The Art of Cooking (Stella Raith, Germany)

Kochkunst - The Art of Cooking, Stella Raith, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe cook wants to make a pancake but it fights tooth and nail against returning to the pan.

3’15, 2016

Island (Max Mortl & Robert Lebel, Germany)

Island, Max Mortl, Robert Loebel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOn a small island a bunch of exotic creatures run across each other.

2’00, 2017