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LIAF 2018: Best of the Next Programme 2

December 6, 2018
9:00 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 1 screens just before this one at 19:30. You can buy tickets for both screenings for just £12 + booking fee.

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Tango of Longing (Marta Szymanska, Poland, Polish National Film School)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tango of Longing, Marta Szymanska

A stunning hand-painted depiction of the nature of tango – passionate, erotic but tinged with melancholy and a longing for satisfaction that may never be fulfilled.

2018, 5min

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Sog (Jonatan Schwenk, Germany, HFG Offenbach)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Sog, Jonatan SchwenkAfter a flood, some fish are stuck in the trees.  They scream for help. Awakened by the noise, the inhabitants of a neighbouring cave do not appreciate this unexpected encounter.

Winner of over 30 awards at festivals worldwide

2017, 10min

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Little Star (Etienne Bailleiu, France, La Poudriere)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Little Star, Etienne BailleiuNine-year-old Alexis is going to travel on a train by himself for the first time. At the same moment, thousands of miles away, a space probe is preparing to wake up.

2017, 4min

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Once in the Fields of Boredom (Teele Strauss, Estonia, Estonian Academy of the Arts)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Once in the Fields of Boredom, Teele StraussBoredom, existential void and the yearning for something different permeate the lives of a couple who are reaching an end of sorts.

2017, 5min

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Red Garage (Max Litvinov, France, La Poudriere)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Red Garage, Max LitvinovIt’s safer inside, less crazy too. But when you do have to go out, go in a crowd and go in a rush. It’s the only way.

2017, 4min

 

Ice Pepper (Maïlly Boulin, Guillaume Escots, Alicia Journet, Soizic Lefeuvre, Clément Malargé & Eddy Martinez, France, ESMA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ice Pepper, Maïlly Boulin, Guillaume Escots, Alicia Journet, Soizic Lefeuvre, Clément Malargé, Eddy MartinezRoger and Billy, two penguins, wander around the sea ice. Within a hidden ice cave, they discover crates full of chilli peppers with an unusual property.

2017, 6min

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Synched (Cassie Shao, USA, University of Southern California)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Synched, Cassie Shao A chaotic world. A man flees to the other side but there is no escape.

2017, 2min

 

Oh Mother! (Paulina Ziolkowska, Poland, Polish National Film School)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Oh Mother!, Paulina ZiolkowskaA playful game of constant change for an overprotective mother and her son.

2017, 12min

 

Squaring the Circle (Karolina Specht, Poland, Polish National Film School)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Squaring the Circle, Karolina SpechtRepetition is a form of change. A beautifully abstract look at pattern, chaos and endless movement.

2018, 5min

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Cat Noir (O’Neil Burgi, Switzerland, Zurich School of Art and Design)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cat Noir, O'Neil BurgiA letter, a broken heart. The sound of the rain. A black cat, a plan.

2018, 6min

 

Am I Oright? (Yen Liang Chen, Taiwan, National Taiwan University of the Arts)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Am I Oright?, Yen Liang ChenA fun, playful and loopy film based around sound performance.

2017, 4min