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LIAF 2021: Best of the Next 2

December 2, 2021
9:00 pm
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Best of the Next 2, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSelected from 60 graduate showreels, this is a look at the best student work from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, cut-out, CGI, clay, ink and almost every other technique these animators can dream up are all on display here. 30 wondrous films in 2 screenings from the future stars of our animation universe.

This is the second part of two student programmes, the first screens beforehand at 7:30pm find out more

BusLine 35A – Elena Felici, Denmark

BusLine 35A, Elena Felici, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne city bus, three passengers and a back seat scenario they fail to address.

2021 6 min

School: The Animation Workshop

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Dogs Smell like the Sea – Anastassia Lisovets, Russia

Dogs Smell like the Sea, Anastassia Lisovets, LIAF, London International Animation FestvalBeautiful watercolour depiction of a dog and it’s emotional attachment to its owner.

2020 4 min

School: School of Art and Design HSE

When Alone – Paz Bernstein, Israel

When Alone, Paz Bernstein, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA deep dive into this woman’s soul and an explosion of feminine power, painting the town with it’s sexuality.

2021 4 min

School: Sapir Academic College

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A Grave Man – Thomas Pecout, Evan Charvet-Quemin, Corentin Dupessey Brun, Edouard Rosaz & Quentin Lassauzay, France

A Grave Man, Thomas Pecout, Evan Charvet-Quemin, Corentin Dupessey Brun, Edouard Rosaz, Quentin Lassauzay, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA duel in the Wild West desert between a bored undertaker and two bolshie cowboys.

2020 4 min

School: ESMI Bordeaux

Girl in the Water – Shi-Rou Huang, Taiwan

Girl in the Water, Shi-Rou Huang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalStunning poetic watercolour depiction of a girl and her broken heart.

2021 7 min

School: Tainan National University of the Arts

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The Place that Left Me – Deandra Asara, UK

The Place that Left Me, Deandra Asara, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA story about a girl, her loved place, memories, and change.

2021 4 min

School: Royal College of Art

Due to Legal Reasons this film is called Breaking Bert – Anne Isensee, Germany

Due to Legal Reasons this film is called Breaking Bert, Anne Isensee, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA stick figure gets accidentally confronted with questions about responsibility through a poem by Bertolt Brecht. And all this while listening to jazz in the comfort of her home.

2020 5 min

School: Film University of Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

Follow – Zhang Lihong, Japan

Follow, Zhang Lihong, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSeek and you shall find. Mobile phones are everywhere.

2020 6 min

School: Tama Art University

Soft Animals – Renee Zhan, UK

Soft Animals, Renee Zhan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo ex-lovers bump into each other on their daily commute.

2021 3 min

School: National Film and Television School

One Two Home – Gili Shani, Israel

One Two Home, Gili Shani, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA girl’s home falls apart as a result of her parents’ divorce. Her buried memories are revealed through a sea of grains of sand.

2020 5 min

School: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

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A Sip of Water – Hyuna Cho, South Korea/UK

A Sip of Water, Hyuna Cho, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn extraordinary look at the world of Shamans in Korean society as they bridge the gap between gods and humans with their psychic talents.

2020 7 min

School: Royal College of Art

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The Balloon Catcher – Isaku Kaneko, Japan

The Balloon Catcher, Isaku Kaneko, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn axe-human tries to get along with a balloon-human in Balloon City.

2020 6 min

School: Tama Art University

Pause, Play, Repeat – Ankita Panda, USA

Pause, Play, Repeat, Ankita Panda, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMesmerising and hypnotic – a film that identifies the patterns that exist in the macro and micro systems around us.

2020 5 min

School: University of Southern California

Summer Rain – Julia Skala & Oscar Jacobson, Germany

Summer Rain, Julia Skala, Oscar Jacobson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAfter an exhausting rainy day, a young woman is struggling with her growing overwhelming feelings.

2020 6 min

School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Elevator Alone – Anastasia Papadopoulou, Greece

Elevator Alone, Anastasia Papadopoulou, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFour people and the time they spend in an elevator.

2021 4 min

School: University of West Attica

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Our Funding Partners

Film London, Film Hub London, BFI FAN, National Lottery

Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.