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LIAF 2019: British Showcase + Filmmakers Introduction (15)

November 29, 2019
9:00 pm

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that will take British animation to the world. Nobody in the world screens more British animation than LIAF and this snapshot of the state of British animation paints a vibrant picture of a spirited and imaginative animation nation. Before the screening there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.

This screening is a mix of several LIAF regulars whose films have screened at the festival over the years – Will Anderson, Anna Ginsburg, Phil Mulloy and Kate Jessop – alongside some of the most promising filmschool graduates and first-time filmmakers.

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Where’s The Butter, Betty? (Will Anderson, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Where's The Butter Betty?, Will AndersonI’m being serious now, Betty. Where IS the butter?

2018, 3min

One Liner (Matthew Lee, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, One Liner, Matthew LeeA has-been comedian attempts to make his comeback on board a cruise liner, but he’s only used to performing with a partner, and now he’s on stage alone.

2019, 7min

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Grandad Was A Romantic (Maryam Mohajer, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Grandad Was A Romantic, Maryam MohajerMy grandad was a romantic man. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised she was the love of his life. So he decided to go and meet her.

2019, 5min

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//-Sleeper (Jordan Buckner, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, //-Sleeper, Jordan BucknerIn a dying industrial town a recluse wakes each day to a strange anomaly on the horizon.

2018, 7min

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Margot (Sara Spanghagen, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Margot, Sara SpanghagenMargot worked as a nurse in Africa during 1958-1978. Her letters home to her parents tell the story of her life.

2019, 2min

Sent Away (Rosa Fisher, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHow to survive life in a boarding school.

2019, 6min

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Ada (Dane Winn, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ada, Dane WinnStranded in the Arctic with a dying man, a seamstress must find the strength to survive if she ever hopes to return home to her son.

2019, 11min

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Heatwave (Fokion Xenos, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Heatwave, Fokion XenosIn the midst of a searing heatwave two little children find a way to cool everyone down.

2019, 7min

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In the Future (Phil Mulloy, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, In the Future, Phil MulloyThe Future is bright and everyone is going to be happy.

2019, 5min

Queerer Than Thou (Kate Jessop, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Queerer Than Thou, Kate JessopWho is the queerest of them all? This queer off will reveal all!

2019, 2min

Nigel (Natasza Cetner, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Nigel, Natasza CetnerA true story of Nigel the gannet who fell in love with a concrete statue.

2019, 9min

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Better (Emily Downe, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Better, Emily DowneA fantasy jungle acts as a portal for idealised worlds to become external.

2019, 5min

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2.3 x 2.6 x 3.2 (Jiaqi Wang, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2.3 x 2.6 x 3.2, Jiaqi WangThe certainty of hope and the uncertainty of disease.

2019, 4min

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Exit (Luke Ramsay, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Exit, Luke RamsayHow do you escape when the everyday is everything, and the way out is also the way in? Spooky!

2019, 3min

Ugly (Anna Ginsburg, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ugly, Anna GinsburgA stunning collaboration with painter Melissa Kitty Jarram released for World Refugee Day 2019. Based on the poem narrated by Warsan Shire.

2019, 2min

No, I Don’t Want to Dance (Andrea Vinciguerra, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, No, I Don't Want to Dance, Andrea VinciguerraThese are dark times and the one critical issue yet to be addressed is how dangerous dancing can be.

2019, 3min