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LIAF 2021: Edge of Frame presents After Images + Screentalk

November 27, 2021
3:00 pm
At Close-Up Cinema SOLD OUT
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LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Edge of Frame After ImagesEdge of Frame presents two programmes exploring acclaimed artist, filmmaker and animator Robert Breer’s substantial legacy.

We are very excited to welcome back Edge of Frame to LIAF for the fifth year running with two programmes of work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Specially curated by Edwin Rostron – the London-based artist, animator, writer, curator, editor of Edge of Frame blog and festival juror – these programmes celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.

After Images presents a range of work by contemporary animation artists who have built on Breer’s myriad formal and conceptual innovations, taking his lead into unexpected new directions, including Micah Weber, Elizabeth Hobbs and Karen Yasinsky. This programme shows the acute relevance Breer’s work continues to have for artists working with animation in an uncertain and unpredictable world.

Find out about the first Edge of Frame programme: Fvoom! The Animated Films of Robert Breer

After Breer: A Conversation

Edge of Frame’s Edwin Rostron talks to animators Elizabeth Hobbs and Stuart Hilton about the work of Robert Breer and the effect it has had on their practices.

After Breer: A Conversation screens ONLINE only.


Stuart Hilton

Stuart-HiltonStuart is an artist/filmmaker working primarily with experimental mixed-media documentary animation also has a long career in directing, animating and designing commercials and graphics for TV, film and other media. He has also been a lecturer for over 20 years and is Course Leader on the BA Animation course at LCC.

His experimental animation film works have exhibited at major International Film and Animation Festivals. He formed the directing duo FAQ in 2000 with Ian Cross and directed many award winning commercials and graphic idents for clients including BBC2, Channel 4, Guinness, Heineken and Ford. He is a musician and composer and plays drums in Power Pop Post Punk Psych Rock band Cult Figures.

Elizabeth Hobbs

Lizzy-HobbsElizabeth Hobbs is an animated filmmaker based in East London. She has been making films for 22 years. Her films are experimental in form and often centred upon real life people or events. Her films often employ methods from her printmaking background, and always explore and stretch the material possibilities of the medium. Her films have travelled widely to international film festivals and won many awards including a BAFTA nomination for I’m OK in 2019. Elizabeth enjoys sharing her practice through workshops and collaboration with people in many different settings. She is also an associate lecturer at LCC. Elizabeth is currently working on an 8 minute short film commissioned by the BFI called The Debutante which will be released in 2022.

Pink Shoes – Robin Clifford Ellis, Finland

Pink Shoes, Robin Clifford Ellis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA short film utilising an Axidraw pen plotter to produce all the visual material. With music by Absolut Sagan.

2020 2 mins

6 Weeks in June – Stuart Hilton, UK

6 Weeks in June, Stuart Hilton, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animated road movie. 11000 miles across the USA and back in a transit van with a rock and roll band, a pencil, a stack of A6 paper and 6 weeks in June to do it.

1998 6 mins

Ñam – Elena Duque, Spain

Ñam, Elena Duque, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA fruity capriccio of precarious animation, a fruit salad in spasmodic movement together with edible muppets as guest stars.

2014 2 mins

Aqua – Ira Vicari, France

Aqua, Ira Vicari, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA watercolour fantasy and some flowers. With music by Michel Berthelot.

2021  11 mins

Summer Fashion – Peter Mack, USA

Summer Fashion, Peter Mack, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne thing leads to the next, a medium or “style” is ditched according to whim, when the animation becomes stressful or not fun – make it fun …and it ends up where it ends up.

2021 1 min

I’m OK – Elizabeth Hobbs, UK

I’m OK, Elizabeth Hobbs, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFollowing the end of a stormy love affair, Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka enlists in the First World War. After suffering serious injuries in battle, he experiences a series of memories and visions as medics transport him through the forests of the Russian front.

2018 6 mins

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Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside – Jodie Mack, USA

Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside, Jodie Mack, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA flurry of security envelopes casts spells on the screen. Cello by Christy LeMaster and Traci Jo Partin.

2010 5 mins

La Mar Salada – Elena Duque, Spain

La Mar Salada, Elena Duque, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA film about the salty Galician sea, accompanied by a medley of barely remembered Asturian sailor songs from a tape by the Luanco’s Bajamar Choir.

2014 3 mins

Intermediate Landscapes – Richard Negre, France

Intermediate Landscapes, Richard Negre, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA choreographic negotiation between abstraction and figuration.

2018 10 mins

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And – Peter Mack, USA

And, Peter Mack, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalI went into this wanting to play with loops in hand-drawn animation. This didn’t end up being a loop.

2016 1 min

Blue – Jack Greeley-Ward, UK

Blue, Jack Greeley-Ward, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA monochromatic exploration of the colour Blue.

2021 3 mins

Reservoir – Micah Weber, USA

Reservoir, Micah Weber, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFrom the politics of the slaughterhouse to vanishing in the wilderness: An archive of images harmonize into an ambience of violence, disengagement, and disappearance. The tone of this work should be read as an object.

2021 8 mins

Enough to Drive You Mad – Karen Yasinsky, USA

Enough to Drive You Mad, Karen Yasinsky, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“The starting point was a still from the film Au Hasard Balthazar by Robert Bresson.” Karen Yasinsky

2009 3 mins

Palms – Mary Helena Clark, USA

Palms, Mary Helena Clark, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAlluding to a state of disembodiment, the film’s images arrive like thoughts, encountering them as both agents of and extractions from the real world. Here our vision is monocular.

2015 9 mins

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Arts Council England
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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.