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LIAF 2020: Framed Film Club – Amazing Animations for 0-7 year-olds (U) at barbican

November 28, 2020
11:30 am

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures.

Come and take a mind-bending ride with us and watch 13 of the best, most recent short animated films, full of visually dazzling joy, from all around the world.

LIAF has long been at the forefront of championing storytelling that inspires the imaginations of children and adults alike and this latest selection of films features diverse viewpoints and stories told in stylistically interesting ways.

There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and wondrous tales to spark those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids. Suitable for all ages but especially 0-7 year-olds.

At barbican. VOD tickets coming soon

Patchwork Penguin (Angela Steffen, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Patchwork Penguin, Angela SteffenPatchwork Penguin has a problem: he wants to run fast, but he doesn’t know how! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?

2019, 4min

A Lynx in the Town (Nina Bisyarina, France/Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival,A Lynx in the Town, Nina BisyarinaA curious lynx, leaves the forest behind to go to the city, much to the amazement of the inhabitants.

2019, 7min

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The Witch and the Baby (Evgenia Golubeva, UK/Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Witch and the Baby, Evgenia GolubevaAn ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan.

2020, 5min

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The Little Bird and the Bees (Lena von Döhren, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Little Bird and the Bees, Lena von DöhrenIt is springtime and high up in its tree, the little bird looks after the first flowers on the maple tree.

2020, 4min

The Pit (Markéta Kubátová Smolíková, Czech Republic)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Pit, Markéta Kubátová SmolíkováA desolate cosmic landscape and a procession of strange, extraterrestrial creatures are excavating a pit.

2019, 9min

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Patchwork Spider (Angela Steffen, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Patchwork Spider, Angela SteffenPatchwork Spider has a problem: he wants to play music on his net, but the music sounds bad! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?

2019, 4min

The Bird and the Whale (Carol Freeman, Ireland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Bird and the Whale, Carol FreemanA young whale is struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family he discovers a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.

2019, 7min

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Warm Star (Anna Kuzina, Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Warm Star, Anna KuzinaA bird that keeps order in the sky accidentally drops a star during cleaning. And on the earth, children find her.

2020, 4min

Firmament (Adrien Fraysse, Anthony Feuillet, Johanne Baron, Laura Lévêque, Philip Gouillon & Thomas Delariviere, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Firmament, Adrien Fraysse, Anthony Feuillet, Johanne Baron, Laura Lévêque, Philip Gouillon, Thomas DelariviereOn a planet surrounded by clouds, two little robots dream about seeing the sky.

2019, 6min

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How much does the cloud weigh? (Nina Bisyarina, Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, How much does the cloud weigh?, Nina BisyarinaA scientist is so concerned with observing the clouds that he fails to notice their beauty.

2019, 5min

Tobi and the Turbobus (Verena Fels, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tobi and the Turbobus, Verena FelsYou fly with no seat! That’s the rule in the Turbobus. To get one is a hard job for a young wolf on his turbo-journey to find real friendship.

2019, 7min

Patchwork Clam (Angela Steffen, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Patchwork Clam, Angela SteffenPatchwork Clam has a problem: she can´t play because she´s far too shy! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to make her come out of her shell?

2019, 4min

Truffles (Katerina Karhankova & Alexandra Majova, Czech Republic)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Truffles, Katerina Karhankova, Alexandra MajovaNothing else tastes like truffles – everything you make with them tastes like nothing you ever tried. You just have to find them first.

2019, 7min