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LIAF 2019: Best of the Next 2 (15)

December 6, 2019
9:00 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 1 screens just before this one at 7:30pm.

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Tuna (Cliona Noonan, Ireland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tuna, Cliona NoonanA late-night supermarket cashier with a strange obsession is visited by a mysterious customer.

2019, 6min

School: National Film School IADT

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The Ostrich Politic (Mohamad Houhou, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Ostrich Politic, Mohamad HouhouOstriches carry on their daily activities burying their heads, believing it’s instinctive behavior. However, research proves otherwise.

2018, 6min

School: Gobelins

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Hole (Gil Goletski, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Hole, Gil GoletskiMo is an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mo spends a lot of time in their brain. Today, a hole started following them.

2018, 6min

School: Emily Carr University of Art and Design

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Shadow Passage (Ali Aschman, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Shadow Passage, Ali AschmanA woman explores her own psyche through its manifestation in a sequence of identical, yet progressively smaller, rooms inhabited by multiple selves.

2019, 4min

School: Royal College of the Arts

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A Gong (Zozo Jhen, Tena Galovic, Marine Varguy, Yen-Chen Liu & Ellis Ka-yin Chan, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, A Gong, Zozo Jhen, Tena Galovic, Marine Varguy, Yen-Chen Liu, Ellis Ka-yin ChanA seven year-old boy slowly comes to terms with his grandpa’s death during a traditional Taiwanese funeral.

2018, 6min

School: Gobelins

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Bubbles (Rachel Fitzgerald, Ireland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Bubbles, Rachel FitzgeraldA puppet grows frustrated with her puppeteer’s bad habit.

2019, 3min

School: National Film School IADT

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Hounds (Ido Shapira & Amit Cohen, Israel)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Hounds, Ido Shapira, Amit CohenThe life of a dog, trained to act as human, changes when a pack of wild dogs gathers around his house.

2018, 6min

School: Bezalel

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Cosmos Express (Mocong Yuan, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cosmos Express, Mocong YuanA girl decides to leave this world. Her body and soul have a last conversation as she walks down the path of her life, one last time.

2019, 7min

School: School of Visual Arts

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You Used to Bring Me Flowers (Nofar Schweitzer, Israel)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, You Used to Bring Me Flowers, Nofar SchweitzerMale and female relations are examined through the gesture of giving flowers.

2018, 5min

School: Bezalel

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Grand Bassin (Héloïse Courtois, Chloe Plat, Victori Jalabert & Adele Raigneau, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Grand Bassin, Héloïse Courtois, Chloe Plat, Victori Jalabert, Adele RaigneauAn afternoon at the swimming pool.

2018, 6min

School: ENSI

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Parasite (Yajun Shi, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Parasite, Yajun ShiA stunning depiction of the conflict between human development and nature using abstract shapes and movement.

2018, 2min

School: Pratt Institute

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Somewhere In-Between (Luca Tagliarini, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Somewhere In-Between, Luca TagliariniAn animator struggling to draw after the loss of her mum begins to see the frames of her own movements.

2019, 3min

School: Bournemouth University

Now 2 (Kevin Eskew, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Now 2, Kevin EskewWho’s grooming whom? Scenes of puzzling new truths piercing through the foam veil.

2019, 9min

School: CalArts

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