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LIAF 2020: Late Night Bizarre + Screen Talk ONLINE

December 4, 2020
10:00 pm

It’s back. LIAF’s annual walk on the wild side featuring the most twisted films to emerge this year. We dug deep to find the best and this is what you find when you go down that far. This ever-popular Late Night Bizarre programme is a bunch of anti-classics guaranteed to be as far away from Disney as it’s possible to get. A dirty fistful of 13 of the weirdest, wildest, most demented films hand-picked from the 2,700 entered.

Animation is such an unbridled artform and it unleashes some of the most unleashable imaginations on the planet. The temptation to ‘go wide’ is played out time and time again by these animators as they bring to the screen barely imaginable scenarios, crazy battling juxtapositions and boil-your-eyes imagery.

Expect sex-mad fruit orgies, manic acid-fuelled dreams, perverse doggy shenanigans, deranged gluttony, gothic crows, weird group sex, chicken wrestlers, Japanese game-show hosts and a whole lot more.

You know what we mean and we know what you want.

A livestreamed Screen Talk will follow the screening with filmmakers: Julian Gallese, Peter Millard, Ivan Li & Bryan Lee.

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Fruit (Ivan Li, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Fruit, Ivan LiAn in-depth technical analysis of fruit. Or something like that.

UK premiere

2020, 3min

Thank You (Julian Gallese, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Thank You, Julian GalleseA highly anticipated birthday is the talk of the town.

UK premiere

2020, 8min

Funeral (Thinh Nguyen, Denmark)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Funeral, Thinh NguyenA little boy journeys to planet Earth where a mysterious funeral is happening. With curiosity, the boy attends the funeral to see who is the dead one.

UK premiere

2020, 7min

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Flamingo (Kawo Sushijojo, Taiwan/Macau)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Flamingo, Kawo SushijojoA mad intense dream about driving an uncontrollable vehicle for three and a half years.

UK premiere

2019, 8min

Ghosts (Jee-youn Park, South Korea)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Ghosts, Jee-youn ParkA young woman and her partner laze around in their apartment. In their boredom they become ghosts. The crows are after them.

UK premiere

2020, 10min

Orpheus (Priit Tender, Estonia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Orpheus, Priit TenderThe story of Orpheus and how his songs can rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld.

2019, 13min

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Mercury’s Retrograde (Zohar Dvir, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mercury's Retrograde, Zohar DvirA millennial is relying on her magic 8-ball to make sense of a chaotic life. Her non-stop questions cause her to fall through the sofa into her unconsciousness.

2020, 6min

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Revenge Story (Erin Kim, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Revenge Story, Erin KimA ballerina seeks revenge on the chiropractor who she blames for ruining her career.

2019, 5min

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Puppy Love (Chen I-Wen, Taiwan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Puppy Love, Chen I-WenA curious love-story between a girl and her puppy.

UK premiere

2019, 3min

Cage Match (Bryan Lee, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cage Match, Bryan LeeThe crowded office lift fills a businessman with fear. His stressful morning routine takes a new turn when he decides to break free from the rat race. Clear the way for Mr. Businessman.

UK premiere

2019, 9min

Doghead (Momo Takenoshita, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Doghead, Momo TakenoshitaA life is born, a new planet too. Uh-oh…..here come the visitors.

European premiere

2020, 4min

Farce (Robin Jensen, Norway)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Farce, Robin JensenA riotous tale of courtly love and meat grinders.

UK premiere

2019, 11min

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cumcumcumcumcum everybody (Peter Millard, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, cumcumcumcumcum everybody, Peter MillardAn expressive examination of the male orgasm, soundtracked by an appropriately profane audio collage.

2020, 1min