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LIAF 2018: International Competition Programme 8 – Looking For Answers (15)

December 5, 2018
9:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 117 new films from every corner of the world. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop. This is your annual window into the international indie animation universe.

The loneliness of a Chinese manicurist working in a Miami nail salon, a homage to iconic 1950s and 60s motorcycle design, dreams about Donald Trump from people around the world and the physical and emotional journey undertaken by a lone explorer as he attempts to reach the summit of a remote island – some of the diverse, funny, moving and heartfelt stories explored in this compelling bunch of shorts.

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Herman Brown is Feeling Down (Dan Castro, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Herman Brown is Feeling Down, Dan CastroHerman’s quiet, colourful world is suddenly interrupted by something loud and stressy.

2018, 6min

Ride (Paul Bush, Portugal)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ride, Paul BushA masterful stop-frame homage to the iconic motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 60s.

2018, 6min

Ugly (Nikita Diakur, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ugly, Nikita DiakurA broken animation about kindness, respect and coexistence.

2017, 12min

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Looking For Something (Cesar Pelizer, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Looking For Something, Cesar PelizerA man snoozes at his desk during working hours. He is wondering about the meaning of life and looking for answers.

2018, 4min

Good Intentions (Anna Mantzaris, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Good Intentions, Anna MantzarisAfter a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things start to happen.

2018, 8min

Trump Dreams (Ruth Lingford, USA/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Trump Dreams, Ruth LingfordStrange but true! Images, words and ideas collected from dreams about Donald Trump from people all around the world.

2017, 4min

Contact (Alessandro Novelli, Spain)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Contact, Alessandro NovelliSomewhere between reality and fantasy, a woman’s consciousness is awoken through her inner journey that reflects the world around her.

2017, 8min

Agua Viva (Alexa Lim Haas, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Agua Viva, Alexa Lim HaasA Chinese manicurist in a Miami salon attempts to describe her feelings in the little English she knows.

2018, 7min

Tears of Chiwen (Sun Xun, China)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tears of Chiwen, Sun XunTradition and mythology explored in this glorious explosion of cascading imagery.

2017, 9min

Yellow (Ivana Šebestová, Slovakia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Yellow, Ivana ŠebestováA young opera singer Viola is scared of everything yellow, sunny and spontaneous. She hides herself in the shadows but will she find her way out?

2017, 6min

An Island (Rory Byrne, Ireland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, An Island, Rory ByrneThe physical and emotional journey undertaken by a lone explorer as he attempts to reach the summit of a remote island.

2018, 13min