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LIAF 2020: British Showcase (15) ONLINE

November 28, 2020
6:00 pm

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several UK and world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, and see the films that will take British animation to the world.

The history of British animation is a long and complex story but British filmmakers have a tendency to dig in and continually create visually  innovative and often socially incisive animated films, whatever the circumstances and in recent years on ever-diminishing budgets.

This screening is a celebration of these amazing filmmakers and their feverish imaginations featuring many newcomers, promising filmschool graduates and first-time animators. Nobody in the world screens more British animation than LIAF and this snapshot of the state of British animation paints a vibrant picture of a spirited and visionary animation nation.

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The Song of a Lost Boy (Daniel Quirke, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Song of a Lost Boy, Daniel QuirkeA young choir boy has a crisis of faith after his voice breaks mid-solo, so decides to run away from his community.

2020, 10min

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Music Unites: Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington in Conversation (Wednesday Studio, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Music Unites: Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington in Conversation, Wednesday StudioTwo musical innovators talk about the power of music to transcend differences, and the importance of collaboration in the creative industry.

World premiere

2020, 2min

Irma (Lisa Cruz, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Irma, Lisa CruzHurricane Irma is coming. In the calm before the storm on the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe a little girl is getting excited.

UK premiere

2019, 5min

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Cwch Deilen (Efa Blosse-Mason, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cwch Deilen, Efa Blosse-MasonLearning to love someone can be scary, but it can also lead to the most marvellous adventure.

2020, 8min

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Nadirah: Coal Woman (Negar Elodie Behzadi & Kate Jessop, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Nadirah: Coal Woman, Negar Elodie Behzadi, Kate JessopAn ethnographic portrait of one stigmatised woman coal miner, in the village of Kante, in Tajikistan.

UK premiere

2019, 2min

2.35m (Andi Concha, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2.35m, Andi ConchaA frustrated relationship between a father and daughter who are always 2.35 metres apart from each other.

World premiere

2020, 7min

My Dream, My Taste (Emily Downe, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, My Dream, My Taste, Emily DowneA young girl, in pursuit of her dreams, ends up detached from others and the world around her.

2020, 3min

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Quilted (Cat Baskerville, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Quilted, Cat BaskervilleAn elderly couple and their experience with dementia; one living with the condition and the other witnessing its effects and learning how to accept it.

World premiere

2020, 3min

Chado (Dominica Harrison, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Chado, Dominica HarrisonDuring a long hot summer in an enchanted Russian wilderness, Child is forced to grow up when her world is turned upside down.

2020, 7min

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Border/Line (Meg Earls, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Border/Line, Meg EarlsThe story of the Northern Irish women who have made the journey to England for an abortion.

2020, 3min

The Unknown (Stephanie Marshall, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Unknown, Stephanie MarshallSam, a bored accountant, returns home from his workday to meet a strange masked figure who accompanies him on a journey across a surreal landscape.

UK premiere

2020, 10min

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Ahead (Ala Nunu Leszyńska, UK/Portugal)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ahead, Ala Nunu LeszyńskaThe fear of being overwhelmed by the outside world can literally make you lose your head.

2019, 5min

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Mountain (Harrison Fleming, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mountain, Harrison FlemingFour retired mountaineers reminisce about the crippling injuries they sustained attempting to conquer a mythical mountain in their youth.

UK premiere

2020, 5min

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Wandaland (Richard Noble, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Wandaland, Richard NobleA fictional animation tycoon slowly becoming untethered from reality builds the ultimate monument to himself – an ill-fated theme park.

UK premiere

2019, 6min

Isle of Chair (Ivyy Chen, Taiwan/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Isle of Chair, Ivyy ChenOn a secluded Island, a chair has fallen down.

2020, 6min

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