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LIAF 2019: Best of the Next 1 (15)

December 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Selected from 60 graduate showreels 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 2 screens just after this one at 9pm.

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400MPH (Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti & Quentin Tireloque, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 400MPH, Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti, Quentin TireloqueIn the Bonneville salt flats, a chimpanzee named Icarus tries to reach the ultimate speed of 400 MPH, thought to be impossible for land vehicles.

School: Supinfocom

2019, 5min

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My Mother’s Eyes (Jenny Wright, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, My Mother's Eyes, Jenny WrightA story about motherhood and loss in an abstracted world of childhood memory.

School: Central St Martins

2018, 5min

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Medium Rare (Luca Cioci, USA/Italy)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Medium Rare, Luca CiociFunctional and aesthetic values in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.

School: CalArts

2018, 5min

Mr Wolf (Jincao Li, China)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mr Wolf, Jincao LiWhat’s the time Mr. Wolf?

School: East China Normal University

2018, 5min

I Am Here (Sorrel Milne, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, I Am Here, Sorrel MilneFour women talk about their experiences of dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in this heartfelt, moving documentary.

School: Kingston University

2019, 2min

Selfish (Po-Chien Chen, Canada/Taiwan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Selfish, Po-Chien ChenA chef notices a group of special guests. He decides to serve them a variety of signature dishes.

School: Sheridan College

2019, 2min

Gravity (Matisse Gonzalez, Germany/Bolivia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Gravity, Matisse GonzalezIn a tiny town gravity is constantly changing. Rosa, being pulled up and down by the light and the heavy days, has to find something to grab on to.

School: Baden Würtemburg

2019, 10min

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In Memory (Amit Miretzky, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, In Memory, Amit MiretzkyA slowly undulating and moving depiction of the loss of a parent as told by three children.

School: RISD

2018, 3min

Nestor (Joao Gonzalez, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Nestor, Joao GonzalezNestor, a man with several obsessive-compulsive behaviours, lives in an unstable houseboat which never stops oscillating.

School: Royal College of the Arts

2019, 6min

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Forget-me-Not (Katarina Lundquist, Denmark)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Forget-me-Not, Katarina LundquistWhen a lifelong friend departs, a stubborn old man has to face his inner fears in order to restore peace to his mind.

School: The Animation Workshop

2019, 7min

Cha (Lok Tsoi, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cha, Lok TsoiA power struggle between mother and daughter. Should she drink tea or something else?

School: Goldsmiths

2019, 2min

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Trois Francs Six Sous (Clémence Ottevaere, Florence Blain, Louise Leblond, Varoon Indalkar, Morgane Ladjel & Hugo Valdelièvre-Rattier, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Trois Francs Six Sous, Clémence Ottevaere, Florence Blain, Louise Leblond, Varoon Indalkar, Morgane Ladjel, Hugo Valdelièvre-RattierDuring World War 2 a French Farmer hopes to see life again in the eyes of his mother who has been in a vegetative state since her eldest son disappeared.

School: Supinfocom

2019, 7min

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Synchronicity (Michelle Brand, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Synchronicity, Michelle BrandPeople come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.

School: Royal College of the Arts

2018, 4min

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Critical Update (Brogan Jones, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Critical Update, Brogan JonesIn a future world where everyone is constantly plugged in via AR visors the lines between what is real and what is not have become blurred.

School: Central St Martins

2019, 6min

In Her Boots (Kathrin Steinbacher, UK/Austria)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, In Her Boots, Kathrin SteinbacherWhile her granddaughter is visiting, Hedi embarks on a hiking journey to the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes.

School: Royal College of the Arts

2019, 6min