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LIAF 2018: British Showcase + Filmmakers Introduction (15)

November 30, 2018
8:45 pm

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that will take British animation to the world. Nobody in the world screens more British animation than LIAF and this snapshot of the state of British animation paints a vibrant picture of a spirited and imaginative animation nation. Alongside the screening, there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.

At barbican – tickets available 26 Oct

Enough (Anna Mantzaris, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Enough, Anna MantzarisThe stressed inhabitants of a city have had enough and start acting on their dark impulses.

2017, 2min

Haley and Joanna (Laura Hodkin, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Haley and Joanna, Laura HodkinBoys, beers and bras.

2017, 3min

Togetherness (Shaun Clark & Kim Noce, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Togetherness, Shaun Clark, Kim NoceA story of disillusioned body parts which separate, believing they are better off alone. But as they scatter, they soon realise they are better off together.

2017, 4min

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The Woman Who Turns Into A Castle (Kathrin Steinbacher, UK/Austria)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Woman Who Turns Into A Castle, Kathrin SteinbacherAn animated documentary about a woman who turns into a castle based on an Oliver Sacks case study.

2018, 4min

Tend (Tom Judd & Ed Barrett, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tend, Tom Judd, Ed BarrettA father and daughter live peacefully in the forest until one day their familiar routine begins to fall apart. As he struggles to keep the fire burning he spirals into an obsession with the flames.

2018, 8min

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The Strongest of the Strange (James Merritt, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Strongest of the Strange, James MerrittA stunning visualisation of Charles Bukowski’s poem exploring abstract notions of elusiveness, creative expression and fleeting artistry.

2018, 3min

The Brave Heart (Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Brave Heart, Luca Schenato, Sinem VardarliA brave heart takes a wild journey inside the body to try to sort out the problems of a hungover morning.

2018, 10min

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Women & Power (Meg Earls, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Women & Power, Meg EarlsAn exploration of the relationship between women and power and the female form, based on the Mary Beard book ‘Women & Power: A Manifesto’.

2017, 2min

Marfa (Greg McLeod, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Marfa, Greg McLeodAn evocative and atmospheric depiction of a town on the borderlines of Texas. – a place out of time.

2018, 8min

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Anna (Jessica Mountfield, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Anna, Jessica MountfieldA loving look at the world of dementia-stricken Gus; a former gardener who lives with his granddaughter and struggles to reconcile reality with an increasingly present past.

2018, 5min

Blue Hands (Diyala Muir, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Blue Hands, Diyala MuirSitting alone on a night bus, a young woman is forced to face the ghosts of her past.

2017, 3min

Lint (Lisa O’Sullivan, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Lint, Lisa O'SullivanThe aftermath of a breakup and one person’s bizarre attempt at regaining some semblance of normality.

2018, 3min

Cleaning in Progress (Grant Holden, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cleaning in Progress, Grant HoldenThe bristly relationship between a cleaner and his talking brush.

2018, 7min

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Queen of the Forest (Gabriela Sibilska, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Queen of the Forest, Gabriela SibilskaLosing someone close can be devastating. This film explores how to come to terms with that loss.

2018, 3min

West Question, East Answer (Dal Park, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, West Question, East Answer, Dal ParkCommunication can be difficult when cultural and historical backgrounds are so distanced. A Korean grandmother and her German granddaughter try to work it out.

2018, 6min

Via (Izzy Burton, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Via, Izzy BurtonThe journey of life, the good and the bad.

2018, 3min

Silent London (Ivelina Ivanova, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Silent London, Ivelina IvanovaA visual ode to the grabbed, found and overheard sounds of London, delivered in an intensely rendered water-coloured canvas.

2017, 3min

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