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LIAF 2020: International Competition Programme 2 – From Absurd to Zany + Screen Talk ONLINE

November 28, 2020
8:00 pm

Independent animation is an art form that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and production – from hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, cut outs, puppets, abstract to some of the more interesting developments in CGI – all of which can be seen at this year’s LIAF.

We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,700 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 97 new films from every corner of the world. They can be funny, dramatic, bizarre, subdued, scary or autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop.

Eight international competition programmes plus our ever-popular British Showcase. Every technique, every genre, every style – this is your annual window into the international indie animation universe. 

This programme ‘From Absurd to Zany’ celebrates some of the funniest, weirdest and eye-poppingly nutty films that were entered this year including the latest films from returning LIAF favourites – Sasha Svirsky, Kaspar Jancis and Leonid Shmelkov.

Here you will encounter tales of intergalactic perversity, medical paranoia, obsessive love, unusual washing machines and much more. Buckle up for a wild ride.

A livestreamed Screen Talk will follow the screening with filmmakers: Kaspar JancisSasha SvirskyGabriel BohmerLeonid Schmelkov.

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My Galactic Twin Galaction (Sasha Svirsky, Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, My Galactic Twin Galaction, Sasha SvirskyAny semblance of normality is thrown out of the window when a galactic twin decides to lead a fight against evil.

2020, 6min

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Push This Button If You Begin To Panic (Gabriel Böhmer, UK/Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Push This Button If You Begin To Panic, Gabriel BöhmerA man goes to the doctor about the growing hole in his head which is becoming quite beautiful.

UK premiere

2020, 13min

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Tales from the Multiverse (Magnus Møller, Mette Tange & Peter Smith, Denmark)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tales from the Multiverse, Magnus Møller, Mette Tange, Peter SmithThe story of God, a single parent and amateur programmer. He’s working on a project ‘Earth’ but never seems to get a break from the kids.

UK premiere

2020, 7min

Room with a Sea View (Leonid Shmelkov, Estonia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Room with a Sea View, Leonid ShmelkovA strange tale of love and obsession in a flowershop.

UK premiere

2020, 12min

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Disparus (Pauline Epiard, Valentine Ventura, Tiphaine Burguburu, Clémentine Vasseur, Lisa Laîné & Élodie Laborde, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Disparus, Pauline Epiard, Valentine Ventura, Tiphaine Burguburu, Clémentine Vasseur, Lisa Laîné, Élodie LabordeFollowed by his faithful cameraman, a shady reporter takes off on a journey to document a presumed extinct species.

UK premiere

2020, 7min

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Bye Little Block! (Éva Darabos, Hungary)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Bye Little Block!, Éva DarabosA woman discovers she has to leave her beloved flat, setting off a bizarre series of events.

UK premiere

2019, 9min

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Hit and Run (Hannah Brewerton, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Hit and Run, Hannah BrewertonA satirical film about modern British politics and tactics of distraction.

2020, 4min

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Washing Machine (Alexandra Májová, Czech Republic)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Washing Machine, Alexandra MájováYou gotta’ wash and love, love and wash.

2020, 5min

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Cosmonaut (Kaspar Jancis, Estonia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cosmonaut, Kaspar JancisAn old cosmonaut now lives his life in his flat, the same way as he lived it in a space station.

2019, 12min

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Little Miss Fate (Joder von Rotz, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Little Miss Fate, Joder von RotzIs there such a thing as destiny and, if so, is it possible to change it? Chaos ensues when fate ends up in the wrong hands.

2020, 8min

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