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LIAF 2019: What’s On

LIAF 2019 is on it’s way! You can find all our programmes listed below at LIAF regular venues BarbicanThe Horse HospitalClose-Up Film Centre and Rio Cinema, as well as details on the return of our Animation Industry Event, (held at the University of East London). Click on the links below to discover synopses, stills and trailers from this years’ festival. Tickets are available to book now.

Fri 29 Nov 18:30 Opening Night Gala feat. Female Figures – To Boldly Go + Q&A
21:00 British Showcase + Filmmakers Introduction
Sat 30 Nov 11:00 Family Film Club: Amazing Animations for 0-7 year olds
17:00 International Competition Programme 1: Abstract Showcase
18:45 International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany
20:45 International Competition Programme 3: Playing with Emotion
Sun 1 Dec 14:00 Marvellous Animations for 8-15 year olds
16:00 International Competition Programme 4: Being Human
18:00 The Darkly Humorous Worlds of Niki Lindroth von Bahr: a retrospective screening and screentalk
20:30 International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark
Mon 2 Dec 18:30 International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries + panel discussion

20:45 International Competition Programme 7: Looking for Answers
Tue 3 Dec 18:30 Happiness Machine + panel discussion
20:45 International Competition Programme 8: Long Shorts
Wed 4 Dec 18:45 Away FEATURE
Thu 5 Dec 18:45 On-Gaku: Our Sound FEATURE
Fri 6 Dec 19:30 Best of the Next 1
21:00 Best of the Next 2
Sat 7 Dec 10:00 Lizzy Hobbs – Under the Rostrum, A Collage Animation Workshop
10:00 UK Animation Industry Event Session 1: We Need to Talk about Skills – One Year On
11:30 UK Animation Industry Event Session 2: Is Everybody on Board? The Animated Women Panel
13:30 UK Animation Industry Event Session 3: The Kids Are All Right? Meet the movers and shakers behind the resurgence of kids animation on TV
15:00 UK Animation Industry Event Session 4: The 3 Rs: Animating in the New Spaces of VR, AR and XR
16:30 UK Animation Industry Event 5: British Showcase + Animators in Attendance
18:00 Edge of Frame presents: Brushwork – The Painted Animation + Q&A
19:30 Music Video Session
20:30 Edge of Frame presents: Memento Stella FEATURE
21:00 Late Night Bizarre
Sun 8 Dec 15:30 Closing Gala: Best of the Fest
18:00 Edge of Frame presents: Surface Memory
18:00 Closing Gala: The Best of the Fest REPEAT
20:30 Edge of Frame presents: Potamkin FEATURE