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LIAF 2019: International Competition Programme 4 – Being Human (15*)

December 1, 2019
4:00 pm

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of more than 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 85 new films from every corner of the world. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop. This is your annual window into the international indie animation universe.

This programme examines some big life moments with a tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in the USA, a dance of life and death in the tropical rainforests of Mexico and Peru, a moral tale of greed set in 18th century Germany and how, for one little girl at the seaside, five minutes can seem like an eternity.

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The Flounder (Elizabeth Hobbs, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Flounder, Elizabeth HobbsOne day a humble fisherman catches an enchanted fish. Can the fish help him and his wife improve their lot?

2019, 6min

Something Happened (Anne Larricq, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Something Happened, Anne LarricqThe last day of the holidays. A siren sounds in the distance, the beach is emptying. Everyone is gone… almost.

2018, 8min

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Selfies (Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Selfies, Claudius GentinettaEmbarrassing, disturbing, grinning people lose themselves in the abyss of human existence.

2018, 4min

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The Juggler (Skirmanta Jakaite, Lithuania/France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Juggler, Skirmanta JakaiteThe other side of life – the scary, unknown side we never fully grasp, but we know is there, somewhere near, so close.

2018, 11min

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Accents (Robertino Zambrano, Australia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Accents, Robertino ZambranoAn ode to her mother’s Puerto Rican accent. A spoken word piece written and performed by Denice Frohman.

2018, 2min

The Lonely Orbit (Frederic Siegel & Benjamin Morard, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Lonely Orbit, Frederic Siegel, Benjamin MorardA satellite technicians inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind.

2019, 9min

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Winter in the Rainforest (Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Estonia/Lithuania/Mexico)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Winter in the Rainforest, Anu-Laura TuttelbergIn the tropical rainforests of Mexico and Peru, animals, birds, insects and flowers are fragile and resilient at the same time.

2019, 9min

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Five Minutes to Sea (Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Five Minutes to Sea, Natalia MirzoyanFor this little girl, five minutes are an ocean of boredom that stretches on and on forever and ever.

2018, 7min

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Kids (Michael Frei, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Kids, Michael FreiA bunch of faceless people make decisions based on no real logic at all.

2019, 9min

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What Else Needs To Happen? (Marie Lavis, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, What Else Needs To Happen?, Marie LavisA tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks, a message of hope and light against the darkness roaming around us.

2018, 6min

Movements (Dahee Jeong, South Korea)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Movements, Dahee JeongIn the space of 10 minutes the African baobab tree grows 0.008 mm, the fastest dog in the world can run 12 km, and the Earth travels 18,000 km around the Sun.

2019, 10min

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