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LIAF 2020: And the winner is…

THE JURY AWARDS

JURY: Best of the Festival Award ‘Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother’ – Stephen Irwin

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother, Stephen IrwinDeep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill.

2019, 10min

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JURY: Best British Film Award Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother’ – Stephen Irwin

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother, Stephen IrwinDeep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill.

2019, 10min

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JURY: Best Sound & Music Award ‘Average Happiness’ – Sound Design: Peter Braker & Music: Joy Frempong

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Average Happiness, Maja GehrigA trip into the sensual world of statistics. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, plots scattering, bar graphs are curving in a collective climax.

(Director: Maja Gehrig, Switzerland)

2019, 7min

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JURY: Best Abstract Film Award ‘Serial Parallels’ – Max Hattler

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Serial Parallels, Max Hattler, Relentless MeltA dizzying portrait of Hong Kong’s urban environment. The city’s signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips.

2019, 9min

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JURY: Best Children’s Film Award 0-7 year-olds ‘Patchwork Penguin’ – Angela Steffen

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

JURY: Best Children’s Film Award 8-14 year-olds Archie’ – Ainslie Henderson

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Archie, Ainslie HendersonArchie is devastated to learn of the death of his aunt. He makes the long journey to the home she’s left him in the Outer Hebrides and a new day brings renewed hope for Archie and his dog.

2019, 4min

JURY: Best Music Video Award ‘Kai – A Little too Much’ – Martina Scarpelli

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Kai, A Little too Much, Martina Scarpelli

2020, 3’45

JURY: Best Late Night Bizarre Award ‘Ghosts’ – Jee-youn Park

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.

2020, 10min

 

 

THE AUDIENCE AWARDS

AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 1: Abstract Showcase

The Wellspring and the Tower (Melinda Kadar, Hungary)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Wellspring and the Tower, Melinda KadarWhen the spring that sustains the ecosystem dries up, its cry for help triggers a process that uses all of the world’s resources to build a tower.

2020, 8min

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AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany

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 Böhmer
A man goes to the doctor about the growing hole in his head which is becoming quite beautiful.

2020, 13min

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AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 3: Playing with Emotion

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.

2019, 8min

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AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 4: Being Human

Opera (Erick Oh, South Korea/USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Opera, Erick OhAn epic reflection on human life filled with beauty and absurdity driven by the spirits of Bosch, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other Renaissance artists.

2020, 9min

 

 

AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark

100,000 Acres of Pine (Jennifer Alice Wright, Denmark/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 100,000 Acres of Pine, Jennifer Alice WrightA Park Ranger attempts to uncover the mystery surrounding her brother’s death. But following his footsteps, she discovers a darkness that she may not be able to escape.

2020, 7min

 

 

AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries

Flesh (Camila Kater, Brazil/Spain)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Flesh, Camila KaterThrough intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.

2019, 12min

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AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 7: Looking for Answers

Empty Places (Geoffroy de Crecy, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Empty Places, Geoffroy de CrecyCompleted before the global lockdown, an ode to the melancholy of machines.

2020, 8min

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AUDIENCE: Best International Competition Programme 8: Long Shorts

Genius Loci (Adrien Merigeau, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Genius Loci, Adrien MerigeauOne night Reine, a young and solitary person, sees in the urban chaos a lively and vibrant movement, a kind of guide. She doesn’t perceive her surroundings like the others. Chaos – whether in her head or in the city – attracts her, pulls her in.

2019, 16min

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AUDIENCE: Best British Film

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.

2020, 5min

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AUDIENCE: Best Children’s Film 8-14 year-olds

Latitude du printemps (Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny & Zijing Ye, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Latitude du printemps, Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny, Zijing YeAn abandoned dog by the side of the road, a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist and the connection between all three.

2020, 7min

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