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LIAF 2019: Marvellous Animation for 8-15 year-olds (PG*)

December 1, 2019
2:00 pm

These twelve films from eleven different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards – but adults are allowed in as long as you are accompanied by a child. They are films for the young but also the young at heart including several films that tug at the heart-strings.

Here you will meet charismatic characters and encounter amazing tales including a knitted toy dinosaur who has to unravel himself to save the love of his life, an elephant who’s expert at basketball and a seven year-old boy who’s dreams, hopes and fears are bought to life by a dazzling series of images created entirely by matchsticks.

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Tony the Tiny Pony (Ned Wenlock, New Zealand)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tony the Tiny Pony, Ned WenlockListen up cowboys, cowgirls and cow-everybody else too: gather round to hear the story of a tiny pony named Tony.

2019, 4min

Matches (Geza M. Toth, Hungary)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Matches, Geza M. TothA lonely boy is playing with his colourful matchsticks. While he is talking about his dreams, fears and hopes, the matchsticks bring his visions to life.

2019, 11min

Hedgehog (Vaibhav Keswani, Jeanne Laureau, Colombine Majou, Morgane Mattard, Kaisa Pirttinen & Jong-ha Yoon, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Hedgehog, Vaibhav Keswani, Jeanne Laureau, Colombine Majou, Morgane Mattard, Kaisa Pirttinen, Jong-ha YoonA young boy, obsessed with hedgehogs, shares his love for them all the time with everybody.

2018, 5min

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Maestro (The Illogic Collective, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Maestro, The Illogic CollectiveFrogs, hedgehogs, turtles, fish and many other forest animals belt out a stirring rendition of a Vincenzo Bellini war opera.

2019, 2min

Home Sweet Home (Chaitane Conversat, France/Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Home Sweet Home, Chaitane ConversatA series of stories bind a granddaughter and grandmother despite time and distance.

2018, 13min

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Saturdays Apartment (Jeon Seungbae, South Korea)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Saturdays Apartment, Jeon SeungbaeIn this apartment five different family members struggle with the noises from the other floors.

2018, 7min

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Lost and Found (Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe, Australia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Lost and Found, Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley SlabeA knitted toy dinosaur has to unravel itself to save the love of its life.

2018, 8min

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Gunpowder (Romane Faure, Nathanael Perron, Léa Detrain, Benoît de Geyer d’Orth, Pei-Hsuan Lin & Anne-Lise Kubiak, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Gunpowder, Romane Faure, Nathanael Perron, Léa Detrain, Benoît de Geyer d'Orth, Pei-Hsuan Lin, Anne-Lise Kubiaklt’s teatime ! Unfortunately for Phileas all his teaboxes are empty so he decides to get some from China.

2019, 5min

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The Kite (Martin Smatana, Czech Rep/Slovakia/Poland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Kite, Martin SmatanaA touching tale of a boy and his grandfather as they spend the day flying a kite.

2019, 13min

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Good Heart (Evgeniya Jirkova, Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Good Heart, Evgeniya JirkovaIn a primeval forest lives a primitive family. Mum is strict, crazy and grumpy. All she wants is that everyone eats well and is healthy.

2018, 5min

Hansel and Gretel (Shaun Clark & Magid El-Bushra, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Hansel and Gretel, Shaun Clark, Magid El-BushraHansel and Gretel’s parents have fallen on hard times. The mother sends them out into the forest to find strawberries for supper, not realising that it is a dangerous place after dark.

2019, 6min

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Athleticus – Gym Keeper (Nicolas Deveaux, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Athleticus - Gym Keeper, Nicolas DeveauxAn elephant shows off his basketball skills to a group of watching giraffes.

2018, 2min

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