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LIAF 2018: Best of the Next Programme 1

December 6, 2018
7:30 pm

Selected from 60 graduate showreels and 30 countries this is a look at the best student work 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 21:00. You can buy tickets for both screenings for just £12 + booking fee.

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Inanimate (Lucia Bulgheroni, UK, National Film and TV School)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Inanimate, Lucia BulgheroniKatrine leads an ordinary life, with a regular job and a happy relationship until one day she wakes up and begins to see her world for what it really is.

2018, 9min

The Other (Marta Magnuska, Poland, Polish National Film School)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Other, Marta MagnuskaA crowd of people are waiting for the arrival of a mysterious newcomer to their village. Tensions build as they try to guess who he will be.

2017, 5min

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Love me, Fear Me (Veronica Solomon, Germany, Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Love me, Fear Me, Veronica SolomonWhat would you be willing to do to be loved? A metaphor about the roles we play and the shapes we take, interpreted through the medium of dance and some incredibly expressive clay.

2018, 6min

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Pulse (Sarah Forest, Cécile Floucat, Pauline Javelot, Juliette Gales, Thibaut Wambre & Kevin De Garidel, France, Supinfocom Valenciennes)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Pulse, Sarah Forest, Cécile Floucat, Pauline Javelot, Juliette Gales, Thibaut Wambre, Kevin De GaridelJonas comes across a huge dead whale on a beach, harpooned from every side. From now on his vision of the world can never be the same.

2018, 7min

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Wilted (Eve Travers, UK, Middlesex University)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Wilted, Eve TraversAn intimate autobiographical film documenting the filmmakers battle with the anxiety disorder body dysmorphia.

2018, 3min

If You Can (Hanna Rybak, Ukraine, Marie Curie University)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, If You Can, Hanna RybakA simple, clear road map to becoming a superior lifeform.

2017, 1min

 

The NorthEast Kingdom (Alan Jennings, USA, Calarts)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The NorthEast Kingdom, Alan JenningsA small tight knit New England community is shaken by the arrival of a newcomer. Meanwhile, a mystical creature quietly affects the lives of the locals.

2018, 8min

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Phototaxis (Melissa Ferrari, USA, Calarts)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Phototaxis, Melissa FerrariRooted in nonfiction, “Phototaxis” connects Mothman, a prophetic demon in West Virginia folklore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the primary treatment programme in West Virginia’s addiction epidemic.

2017, 7min

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Laugh Lines (Patricia Wenger, Switzerland, Hochschule Luzern)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Laugh Lines, Patricia WengerEight short interwoven stories about friendship, bravery, trust and most important of all – laughing.

2018, 6min

Log Boy (Fernando Puig, USA, Ringling College of Art)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Log Boy, Fernando PuigA woodsman who loves to chop wood with his axe is pestered mercilessly by a boy made out of logs.

2018, 2min

A Love Letter To The One I Made Up (Rachel Gutgarts, Israel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, A Love Letter To The One I Made Up, Rachel GutgartsA luscious screen-printed story about a lonely walk home, an underwater fantasy world and a love letter addressed to an imaginary “perfect” man.

2017, 6min

Ooze (Kilian Vilim, Switzerland, Hochschule Luzern)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ooze, Kilian VilimA lonely lift operator brings his unappreciative passengers to their destination day in, day out. Little by little, it drives him out of his mind. A lift ride to hell.

2017, 5min