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LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 1 – Abstract Showcase

November 27, 2021
9:00 pm
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LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Abstract ShowcaseOur annual survey of abstract and experimental animation. Animators working in this field employ every technique from hand-drawn ‘musical scores’ all the way across the scale to high definition, computer assisted image making. These 13 short films share a pure love of animated movement and an artist’s eye for filling the screen, harnessing colour and creating non-narrative imagery.

Enough – Andy Sowerby, UK

Enough, Andy Sowerby, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn intimate portrait of personal thoughts and limiting beliefs seen through the inner workings of the mind.

2020 2 min

Dialogue – Tak Him Chan, Hong Kong

Dialogue, Tak Him Chan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA perfect symmetry of geometric shapes and symbols set to the lush electronic sounds of Lux Prima.

2020 2 min

Whisper, Rustle – Maureen Zent, USA

Whisper, Rustle, Maureen Zent, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSand, pebbles, flower petals, oak bark, leaves, gravel, sponges, seeds, egg shells, a rotting log. Order gives way to chaos. Chaos generates ferment. Ferment spurs fecundity.

2021 5 min

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White Bat – Dirk de Bruyn, Australia

White Bat, Dirk de Bruyn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhite Bat is a virus dripping from the roof of your skull. Its violence and racism peppers your body through denial, numbness and avoidance where it festers.

2020 12 min

Jung and Restless – Joanna Priestley, USA

Jung and Restless, Joanna Priestley, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA dreamlike synchrony of sound and image that uses patterns and mandalas to explore the poetics of psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung.

2021 6 min

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For Tashi – Jiayue Cecilia Wu & Rebecca Ruige Xu, USA

For Tashi, Jiayue Cecilia Wu, Rebecca Ruige Xu, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalComputer programming generated visuals and the sound of the ancient Asian instrument Kongho describe the highly personal journey that a woman goes through when losing her baby prematurely.

2020 7 min

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Hand – Ho Tsz Wing, Hong Kong

Hand, Ho Tsz Wing, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA dizzy array of hand gestures, geometric shapes and abstract patterns combine to create a surreal journey, set to ‘Sekktortjek’ by Mads Lindgren.

2021 5 min

Soup – Karolin Twiddy, Germany

Soup, Karolin Twiddy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalInto the microcosm – a parallel world with its own laws, and possibilities, a world invaded by many blue particles.

2021 8 min

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Good For You – Kim Ilhyun, South Korea

Good For You, Kim Ilhyun, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA whirling dervish, a wild and ecstatic dance. All you see and all you hear will ultimately be good for you.

2021 6 min

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Para Meters – Jon Gillie, UK

Para Meters, Jon Gillie, London International Animation FestivalA meditation on the dissolution of boundaries between the human form and its surrounding environment.

2021 2 min

Anemone Temple – Justyna Pazdan, Poland

Anemone Temple, Justyna Pazdan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA dreamy interpretation of an underwater world, where deep-sea organisms have developed unusual forms and characteristics.

2020 2 min

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful – Meredith Binnette, USA

Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Meredith Binnette, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA data driven exploration into the universal capacity for growth.

2020 5 min

Liza – Bastien Dupriez, France

Liza, Bastien Dupriez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mesmerising slice of audiovisual eye candy set to the glorious tune by George Gershwin.

2020 2 min

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.