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LIAF 2020: Best of the Next Programme 2 ONLINE

December 4, 2020
8:00 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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The Edge (Zaide Kutay & Géraldine Cammisar, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Edge, Zaide Kutay, Géraldine CammisarA lone truck driver in a remote desert landscape. Trapped in his cabin, in no-mans land, his world goes off the rails.

2020, 7min

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Inès (Élodie Dermange, France/Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ines, Élodie DermangeInès is facing a difficult choice. She has to think long and hard about the decision that she has to make.

UK premiere

2019, 4min

Kantentanz (Camille Geissler & Elisabeth Jakobi, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Kantentanz, Camille Geissler, Elisabeth JakobiWhen the moon starts to shine, creatures wander through the night and begin to dance to the melody of the forest.

UK premiere

2019, 4min

Shergar (Cora Mckenna, Denmark)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Shergar, Cora MckennaConor lives a free-roaming life with his friends on the streets of Dublin. Though a life without responsibilities is fun, he doesn’t always make the right decisions.

UK premiere

2020, 7min

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Everything Will Fall out of Place (Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Everything Will Fall out of Place, Cheyenne Canaud-WallaysEvery Saturday it’s the same routine: vehicles arrive in the town square and customers flood the marketplace.

UK premiere

2019, 4min

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Sola (Zoltán Debreczeni, Hungary)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Sola, Zoltán DebreczeniA woman has to deal with work-related stress and nightmares that are slowly becoming reality.

UK premiere

2019, 8min

Night Shift (Linda Sture, Latvia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Night Shift, Linda StureA security guard’s nightly ritual – a game of Tetris – is interrupted by unexpected technical issues. One of the surveillance cameras breaks down, and the game sets its own rules.

UK premiere

2019, 3min

Pick Your Poison (Zoe Pham, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Pick Your Poison, Zoe PhamTwo people fall madly in love until their love bubble pops. Their minds speak louder than their words.

World premiere

2020, 6min

Our Perpetual Now (Jorge Aguilar Rojo, UK/Mexico)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Our Perpetual Now, Jorge Aguilar RojoA man dealing with grief re-edits memories of his girlfriend to create a new meaning to the past.

UK premiere

2019, 6min

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Megamall (Aline Schoch, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Megamall, Aline SchochAfter being sucked into one of many escalators criss-crossing a department store, visitors find themselves in the infinite expanses of a parallel world. But how can they get out again?

UK premiere

2020, 4min

Inside Me (Maria Teixeira, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Inside Me, Maria TeixeiraTerminating a pregnancy is among the most difficult and controversial decisions that one can make. A woman talks about her doubts.

2019, 5min

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Loser’s Song (Ruyi Ling, China/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Loser's Song, Ruyi LingAn experimental comedy opera animation. Fight now! Try harder! Grown-up babies!

World premiere

2020, 6min