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LIAF 2021: Late Night Bizarre

December 4, 2021
9:30 pm
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Late Night Bizarre, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’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. The 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 15 of the weirdest, wildest, most demented films hand-picked from the 2,400 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 severed heads, parasitic worms, dead cats, vampires, a gay Jesus, pink hermaphroditic creatures, deranged biting things and a whole lot more.

Cuties – Theo W Scott, UK

Cuties, Theo W Scott, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHuman history in all its horror and glory, culminating in our next evolutionary leap; moving forward despite our proclivity for destruction.

2021 5 min

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Thing – Malte Stein, Germany

Thing, Malte Stein, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHaunted by a little thing, a man gets driven to the edge and beyond.

2021 4 min

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Hi, you Peach – Yugo Limbo, USA

Hi, you Peach, Yugo Limbo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHi, you Peach. Won’t you join us? Live with us? Love with us? Pray with us? Become one with the Peach, won’t you? You will.

2021 2 min

Under the Skin, the Bark – Franck Dion, France

Under the Skin, the Bark, Franck Dion, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animated character escapes from his imaginary world and wanders into the room of his creator.

2021 9 min

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Misery Loves Company –  Sasha Lee, South Korea

Misery Loves Company, Sasha Lee, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSeolgi is lying in a field with friends, a shooting star falls, and dark, intrusive thoughts hit her. They are wishing for a meteorite to end the world.

2020 3 min

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Il Gatto – Donato Sansone, Italy

Il Gatto, Donato Sansone, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA severed head. A dead cat. An invitation to a journey of dreams and nightmares.

2020 7 min

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The Playground – Grace Nayoon Rhee, South Korea

The Playground, Grace Nayoon Rhee, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA young girl finds love in a children’s playground. But who is the boy?

2021 6 min

Throat Notes – Felix Colgrave, Australia

Throat Notes, Felix Colgrave, LIAF. London International Animation FestivalA little story about the backyard critters you might see in Tasmania, and the things they might be doing.

2020 9 min

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Mulm – Carol Ratajczak & Tobias Trebeljahr, Germany

Mulm, Carol Ratajczak, Tobias Trebeljahr, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalN tries to communicate with a star, but he is disturbed by the neighbour’s cat, which he has to look after.

2020 7 min

Parasite and Me – Kannosuke Enomoto, Japan

Parasite and Me, Kannosuke Enomoto, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA parasite that breeds on worms and crows. Disgusting, harmful but kinda’ fascinating.

2021 5 min

Amen to no Men – Hayley Legon, USA

Hayley Legon, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe incredibly true and not made up story of Eva – the reincarnated gay Jesus.

2021 2 min

Dissolution – Dries Bogaert, Belgium

Dissolution, Dries Bogaert, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA society of pink creatures lives peacefully on a tower, following one unwritten rule: wait in line to get to the top. Then one of them decides not to join the line.

2020 8 min

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Vampire – Zhong Xian, UK/Taiwan

Vampire, Zhong Xian, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA woman’s boyfriend is missing but he returns as a vampire and then things get weird.

2021 8 min

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All Jerk, No Work – Chris Lambourne, UK

All Jerk, No Work, Chris Lambourne, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe story of a young man who “got in touch” with himself over lockdown.

2020 4 min

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The Clockwork Elves – Nick Cross, USA

The Clockwork Elves, Nick Cross, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEither a psychotropic exploration of spirituality and death – or a tale of a little goofball hopped up on goofballs. Your choice!

2020 4 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.