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LIAF 2018: Special Programme – Aftermath + Q&A (15)

December 4, 2018
6:30 pm

‘Aftermath’ is a programme of short animations exploring the Great War at its centenary, and themes of conflict and loss. The programme is inspired by ‘I’m OK’, a new short film by Elizabeth Hobbs (screening in competition at LIAF) about the Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka and his experiences as a soldier in the First World War. Other internationally renowned filmmakers that feature in the programme include Vera Neubauer, Max Hattler, Emma Calder, Filipe Abranches, Tess Martin and Paul Wenninger.

The programme will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Elizabeth Hobbs, Emma Calder and Maryam Mohajer talking about their artistic process and how they have chosen to depict the themes that are central to the films being screened, chaired by Abigail Addison from Animate Projects.

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Special thanks to the Arts Council England

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Arts Council England Lottery Funded

The Big Push (Laurie Harris & Xin Lee, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Big Push, Laurie Harris, Xin LeeAn evocative paint-on-glass film commemorating the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme with original verse by renowned Scottish Poet John Glenday.

2015, 4min

The Queen’s Monastery (Emma Calder, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Queen’s Monastery, Emma CalderA woman’s lover, a former acrobat, returns from war a changed man.

1998, 6min

Cannon Fodder (Vera Neubauer, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cannon Fodder, Vera NeubauerThe absurdity of war.

1971, 1min

Uncanny Valley (Paul Wenninger, Austria/France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Uncanny Valley, Paul WenningerA stop-motion tour-de-force. Two lone soldiers fight their way out of the trenches of World War I. There is terror on their faces – explosions, chaos, fog.

2015, 13min

1925 aka Hell (Max Hattler, France/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 1925 aka Hell, Max HattlerA strangely hypnotic, mesmerising animated loop inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage.

2010, 2min

Silence (Orly Yadin & Sylvie Bringas, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Silence, Orly Yadin, Sylvie Bringas5 year-old Tana learns to keep silent after surviving the concentration camps. The true story of Holocaust survivor Tana Ross.

1998, 11min

Spin (Max Hattler, France/UK)

Spin, Max Hattler, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012Toy soldiers marching and moving in harmony, spinning, erupting and exploding. When conflict becomes a spectacle, the lines between destruction and entertainment get blurred.

2010, 3min

Mario (Tess Martin, USA/Netherlands)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mario, Tess MartinIn Italian playgrounds a song is chanted that dates back to World War I. A dark tale of a soldier who returns home from war to find his girlfriend has left him.

2014, 3min

Red Dress. No Straps (Maryam Mohajer, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Red Dress. No Straps, Maryam Mohajer1985, Tehran. The Iran-Iraq war. For Marmar it is another ordinary afternoon at the Grandparents. ‘Death to America’ chants from school mixes with Grandad’s favourite programme ‘The Voice of America’ on the radio.

2018, 8min

Chatear-Me-Ia Morrer Tão Joveeeeem (It Would Piss Me Off To Die So Yoooooung…) (Filipe Abranches, Portugal)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, It Would Piss me off to Die so Yoooooung, Filipe AbranchesThe muddy trenches and filthy fields.  The desolation of war.

2016, 16min

The Great War (Shelly Wain & John Harmer, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Great War, Shelly Wain, John HarmerThrough a series of thoughtful reflections the students of The Grey Coat Hospital explore the significance of the centenary of the First World War.

2013, 4min

Aftermath (Layla Atkinson, UK)

Aftermath, Layla Atkinson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon. “Aftermath” was broadcast on every Armistice Day for many years after the war.

2016, 2min

I’m OK (Elizabeth Hobbs, UK/Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, I’m OK, Elizabeth HobbsIn 1917, Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka was in hospital, injured and shell-shocked from World War I, and heartbroken from the end of a famous love affair.

2018, 6min