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LIAF 2018: And the winner is…

JURY VOTING: THE AWARDS

JURY: Best of the Fest Award Egg (Martina Scarpelli, France/Denmark)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Egg, Martina ScarpelliA woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg. She repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger. A brave account of overcoming anorexia.

JURY: Best British Film Award Roughhouse (Jonathan Hodgson, UK/France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Roughhouse, Jonathan HodgsonThree teenage friends embark on a new adventure in a northern town, but when a charismatic stranger joins their gang, their loyalty is torn apart with terrifying consequences.

JURY: Best Sound Design Award Finity Calling (Jasper Kuipers, Netherlands/Belgium)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Finity Calling, Jasper KuipersFive people are seated at a table, their withered bodies adorned with lush fabrics and jewellery. Tense and unsettling, soon the fragile atmosphere within the group is broken.

JURY: Best Abstract Film Award Max Planck (Jonathan Gillie, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Max Planck, Jonathan GillieDilate your eyes and enjoy. A pulsating cornucopia of visual delights.

JURY: Best Children’s Film Award 0-7 Penguin (Julia Ocker, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Penguin, Julia OckerA timid penguin waiter with a red bow tie goes out of his way to perform his job to perfection.

JURY: Best Children’s Film Award 8+ Vivat Musketeers (Anton Dyakov, Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Vivat Musketeers!, Anton DyakovThe world is on the verge of abyss and there is no hope until the musketeers arrive. Long live the musketeer

JURY: Best Music Video Award Tall Juan ‘Parking Attendant’ (Dante Zabella, Argentina/Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tall Juan, Parking Attendant, Dante Zabella

JURY: HIGHLY COMMENDED

Augur (David Doutel & Vasco Sa, Portugal/France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Augur, David Doutel, Vasco SaDuring a harsh winter, a river by the house of two cousins freezes over. In the cold wind, their relationship grows bitter, reaching its limits.

Music and Clowns (Alex Widdowson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Music and Clowns, Alex WiddowsonA moving, humorous and sensitive depiction about caring for someone with Downs Syndrome.

Spermaceti (Jacky de Groen, Belgium)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Spermaceti, Jacky de GroenSailors kill time under a blistering sun, awaiting a sign of their prey. After bloodshed, a strong arm offers a moment of shelter. A boy gets his first tattoo.

JURY: HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Carlotta’s Face (Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Carlotta’s Face, Valentin RiedlWhen Carlotta looks in the mirror, she doesn’t recognise the image reflected back at her. A moving exploration of the confusion that face blindness causes for a young child trying to make sense of her world.

 

Two For Two (Jelena Oroz, Croatia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Two For Two, Jelena OrozThis home is a fragile home. Milk and honey. Cocoa and hell. Everyone pets their own bunny. The feeling is lovely.

 

Do I See What You See? (Simon Ball, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Do I See What You See?, Simon BallDementia, disconnection and seeing the world differently.

 

Facing it (Sam Gainsborough, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Facing it, Sam GainsboroughAs Sean waits anxiously in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own unhappy memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.

 

Dreamland (Mirai Mizue, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Dreamland, Mirai MizueRetro-futuristic structures proliferate and pulsate to synthetic baroque music. Geometric grandeur with maximum opulence.

 

Via (Maria Ferreira, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Via, Maria FerreiraAn increasingly astounding patchwork quilt unfolds as the earth from the air provides more and more creative inspiration.

Keita Sano – Mad Love (Ryoji Yamada, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Keita Sano, Mad Love, Ryoji Yamada

COMPETITION PROGRAMME VOTING

Voting for Best British Showcase

JURY: Best British Showcase 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.

AUDIENCE: Best British Showcase 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.

Voting for Best Abstract Showcase

JURY: Max Planck (Jonathan Gillie, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Max Planck, Jonathan GillieDilate your eyes and enjoy. A pulsating cornucopia of visual delights.


AUDIENCE: Until we Coleidescape (Reinhold Bidner, Austria)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Until we Coleidescape, Reinhold BidnerHarmonic oscillations, created hand in hand with sound and diffraction glasses. A colourful kaleidoscope of abstract animation loops.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 1: From Absurd to Zany

JURY: Fest (Nikita Diakur, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Fest, Nikita DiakurPuppets on strings rave, eat and fly.


AUDIENCE: Facing It (Sam Gainsborough, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Facing it, Sam GainsboroughAs Sean waits anxiously in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own unhappy memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 2: Animated Documentaries 1

JURY : Egg (Martina Scarpelli, France/Denmark)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Egg, Martina ScarpelliA woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg. She repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger. A brave account of overcoming anorexia.


AUDIENCE: Do I See What You See? (Simon Ball, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Do I See What You See?, Simon BallDementia, disconnection and seeing the world differently.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 3: Being Human

JURY: The Call (Anca Damian, Romania)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Call, Anca DamianA phone call, a bathroom and a woman are at the intersection of different worlds.


AUDIENCE: Sister (Siqi Song, China)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Sister, Siqi SongA man remembers his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 4: Playing With Emotion

JURY & AUDIENCE: Double Portrait (Ian Bruce, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Double Portrait, Ian BruceA gorgeously hand-painted romantic picture of everlasting love, loss, separation and worldwide adventures.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 5: Long Shorts

JURY: Mermaids & Rhinos (Viktoria Traub, Hungary)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mermaids and Rhinos, Viktoria TraubA surreal navigation of family memories, mermaid grandmothers, and grotesque and bizarre characters hungry for love.


AUDIENCE: Solar Walk (Reka Buksi, Hungary)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Solar Walk, Reka BuksiChaos is beautiful. Chaos is cosmic. A remarkable journey through time and space.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries II

JURY & AUDIENCE: Obon (Anna Bergmann (Samo) & Andre Hormann, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Obon, Anna Bergmann (Samo), Andre HormannAkiko Takakura, one of the last remaining survivors of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, tells how amidst the terror, she found a moment of rare closeness with her father.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 7: Into The Dark

JURY: Roughhouse (Jonathan Hodgson, UK/France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Roughhouse, Jonathan HodgsonThree teenage friends embark on a new adventure in a northern town, but when a charismatic stranger joins their gang, their loyalty is torn apart with terrifying consequences.


AUDIENCE: Augenblicke – A Blink of an Eye (Kiana Naghshineh, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Augenblicke - A Blink of an Eye, Kiana NaghshinehThree perceptions of only one truth – hers, his and ours.

Voting for Best International Competition Programme 8: Looking For Answers

JURY: 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.


AUDIENCE: 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.