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LIAF 2020: International Competition Programme 3 – Playing with Emotion + Screen Talk ONLINE

November 29, 2020
7:00 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 takes a look at all aspects of emotion – love, hate, jealousy, sensuality, melancholy, anxiety and confusion and everything in between including a compassionate look at our attitudes towards death, grief and moving on.

A livestreamed Screen Talk will follow the screening with filmmakers: Emily Ann HoffmanRory Waudby-TolleyAnita Killi.

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Blackheads (Emily Ann Hoffman, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Blackheads, Emily Ann HoffmanA woman copes with bad therapy, heartbreak and blackheads.

European premiere

2019, 8min

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About Love (Girlin Bassovskaja, Estonia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, About Love, Girlin BassovskajaThere are a million different love stories. Here, a man and wife are suffocating in their cathedral of love.

UK premiere

2019, 13min

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Ties (Dina Velikovskaya, Germany/Russia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ties, Dina VelikovskayaA daughter leaves the family home to lead a life of her own as an adult. Still, she remains connected to where she’s from, which has consequences for everyone.

UK premiere

2019, 8min

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Heart of Gold (Simon Filliot, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Heart of Gold, Simon FilliotFor her son, a poor young mother is forced to sell her organs. Flesh, for gold.

UK premiere

2020, 13min

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Thanadoula (Robin McKenna, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Thanadoula, Robin McKennaThe story of an end-of-life doula brought to her calling through the loss of her beloved sister.

UK premiere

2020, 7min

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The Wings (Riho Unt, Estonia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Wings, Riho UntFreak inventor Jaan’s far fetched dreams about ascending to the clouds are about to materialise when he’s joined by the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci.

UK premiere

2019, 13min

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Mother Didn’t Know (Anita Killi, Norway)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mother Didn't Know, Anita KilliDeep down in an empty silo, an intense, but silent battle for a young person in distress plays out.

2020, 11min

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Powerwash I Love You (Rory Waudby-Tolley, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Powerwash I Love You, Rory Waudby-TolleyA short film about love and patios.

2020, 2min

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