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LIAF 2020: Best of the Next Programme 1 ONLINE

December 4, 2020
6:00 pm

Selected from 60 graduate showreels and 30 countries this is a look at the best student work from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed.

Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, cut-out, CGI, clay, ink and almost every other technique these animators can dream up are all on display here. 23 wondrous films in 2 screenings from the future stars of our animation universe.

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CRAZY (Inari Sirola, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, CRAZY, Inari SirolaA woman is erotically charged by a man’s chain necklace, but is she just crazy?

2019, 3min

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Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourges, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud & Pierre Rougemont, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Dejeuner de l’herbe, Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourges, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud, Pierre RougemontA brilliant scientist sees his convictions crumble during a picnic at the lake.

2019, 7min

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Bath House of Whales (Mizuki Kiyama, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Bath House of Whales, Mizuki KiyamaIn a small town somewhere in Japan, the mothers in the neighbourhood end their day at the public baths.

2019, 7min

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Avec le Do de la Cuillère (Laurent Wassouf, Clément Crosnier, Edgard Cros, Theoline Chapas, Nolwenn Pétereau, Nedellec Anouk & Lucas Ancel, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Avec le Do de la Cuillère, Laurent Wassouf, Clément Crosnier, Edgard Cros, Theoline Chapas, Nolwenn Pétereau, Nedellec Anouk, Lucas AncelA young woman finds herself alone in the kitchen washing up, submerged in the dishes. She begins to hear exotic sounds coming from the sink.

2019, 6min

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Pile (Toby Auberg, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Pile, Toby AubergWater then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.

2019, 3min

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Six to Six (Neta Cohen, Israel)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Six to Six, Neta CohenDuring lengthy sleepless nights, the familiar home surroundings of a new mother take on a dark, eerie appearance.

2019, 7min

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Balance (Timothee Crabbe, Belgium)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Balance, Timothee CrabbeTwo acrobats find the perfect balance between lifting and flying, leading and following, until this fragile balance is turned upside down by an accident.

UK premiere

2019, 7min

Dutchgaria (Capucine Muller, Belgium)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Dutchgaria, Capucine MullerA French girl has just moved to a country called Dutchgaria, but she is struggling with the strange language and trying to understand the locals.

2019, 12min

Ni Vu Ni Connu (This stays between us) (Leon Moh-Cah, UK/France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ni Vu Ni Connu (This stays between us), Leon Moh-CahBuilding, front view. A pot of paint is falling down. We don’t know where it fell from or how, but it will have repercussions on the neighbourhood and will leave clues…

2020, 8min

I, Alive (Louisa Lesage, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, I, Alive, Moi-Vivant, Louisa LesageA dead man engages in a dialogue with himself in order to come back to life.

UK premiere

2019, 4min

Dream Cream (Noam Sussman, Estonia/Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Dream Cream, Noam SussmanA bored elderly couple become addicted to a psychedelic face cream.

2019, 5min

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