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LIAF 2019: International Competition Programme 1 – Abstract Showcase (12*)

November 30, 2019
5:00 pm

Our annual survey of abstract and experimental animation. Animators working in this field employ every technique from hand-drawn ‘musical scores’ all the way across the scale to high definition, computer assisted image making. These 15 short films share a pure love of animated movement and an artist’s eye for filling the screen, harnessing colour and creating non-narrative imagery.

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4:3 (Ross Hogg, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 4:3, Ross HoggAnimated projections combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound and image using 16mm film, paint and a projector.

2019, 5min
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Sonolumin (Diana Reichenbach, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Sonolumin, Diana ReichenbachA stop-frame animated 360˚ exploration of the relationships between light, sound and space.

2018, 5min

Erodium Thunk (Winston Hacking, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Erodium Thunk, Winston HackingMagazine cutouts, TV commercials and other mass-media detritus are stitched together, pulled apart, and recombined producing an unsettling Dadaist world.

2018, 3min

Under the Canopy (Bastien Dupriez, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Under the Canopy, Bastien DupriezBirds of paradise, displaying beautiful plumage, sing and dance in the tropical forests.

2019, 7min

+ (Max Hattler, Hong Kong/Germany/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, +, Plus, Max HattlerA symmetrical matrix of generative synthetic growth iterations of varying frequency intensities.

2019, 3min

Jim Zipper (Alexandre Roy, Canada/Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Jim Zipper, Alexandre RoyA musical exploration inspired by various pictorial movements from the first half of the 20th century using the awesome pinscreen animation technique.

2018, 2min

Quiet (Sonja Rohleder, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Quiet, Sonja RohlederSlowing down time, a journey through an ever-changing landscape of shapes in motion, with a sumptuous soundscape by Nils Frahm.

2019, 6min

Aperture (Emanuel Kabu, Italy)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Aperture, Emanuel KabuThe filmmaker connects with his roots as he walks the streets of his hometown in North East Italy.

2018, 2min

Pattern Cognition (Thorsten Fleisch, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Pattern Cognition, Thorsten FleischWhen you stare at a screen for too long, the screen stares back at you.

2019, 7min

Catgot (Ho Tsz Wing, Hong Kong)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Catgot, Ho Tsz WingWater droplets, bubble smashes and rain dripping. The sound and image of a fountain.

2019, 3min

Matter and Motion (Max Hattler, Hong Kong/Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Matter and Motion, Max HattlerMotion creation, energy transmission, kinetic combustion.

2018, 2min

Specimens Of Ephemeral Worlds (Rachel Wagner, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Specimens Of Ephemeral Worlds, Rachel WagnerA jarring immersion in fleeting worlds of dynamic sound and mystifying forms.

2018, 4min

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VIVAldi VVinter (Theodore Ushev, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, VIVAldi VVinter, Theodore UshevA dive into a snowstorm inspired by the ‘Winter’ section of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons.’

2018, 10min

Down Escalation (Shunsaku Hayashi, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Down Escalation, Shunsaku HayashiFalling down, deep into the layers of itself, until the form is no more.

2018, 7min

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The Dawn of Ape (Mirai Mizue, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Dawn of Ape, Mirai MizueThe world’s first animation made to be watched by chimpanzees. For the first time ever, humans are allowed to look as well.

2019, 4min

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