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LIAF 2021: Marvellous Animations for 8-14 Year-Olds

November 28, 2021
2:00 pm
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Marvellous Animations for 8-14 Year-Olds, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThese 11 films from 10 different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards and include themes such as otherness, friendship and tolerance. They are films for the young but also the young at heart with several laugh-out-loud moments alongside tales that tug at the heart-strings.

Here you will meet charismatic characters such as Rec the dictaphone robot, Helmut the weightless boy and Kiko the animal-bully whose hopes, dreams, fears and transformations are brought to life in a series of stunning visuals showing that animation is the best tool to transform the everyday into the magical.

Bench – Rich Webber, UK

Bench, Rich Webber, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA heartwarming story about friendship, love and sandwiches.

2020 2 mins

A Stone in the Shoe – Eric Montchaud, France

A Stone in the Shoe, Eric Montchaud, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA student arrives in his new class. He is not a student like the others – he is a frog in a class of rabbits.

2020 12 mins

A Film About a Pudding – Roel Van Beek, UK

A Film About a Pudding, Roel Van Beek, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRonin’s dropped groceries start to mix and bubble, transforming into a small pudding. Over the next few days, the pudding grows bigger and bigger.

2021 9 min

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Just for the Record – Vojin Vasovic, Canada

Just for the Record, Vojin Vasovic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn an abandoned attic, a dictaphone robot is desperately trying to find the way to connect to a little bird that stops on its window.

2020 7 mins

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Helmut – Igor Kuzmic, Switzerland

Helmut, Igor Kuzmic, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBeing weightless can be a heavy burden, as Helmut knows. Every day, he makes sure there are enough pebbles in his boots to save him from drifting off into space.

2020 4 mins

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Mitch Match Series 06 – Géza M. Tóth, Hungary

Mitch Match Series 06, Géza M. Tóth, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA blue-headed matchstick embarks on a playful journey.

2020 2 mins

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All of our Shadows – Ruth Beni & Daniel Greaves, UK

All of our Shadows, Ruth Beni, Daniel Greaves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA day in the life of a teenage boy as he faces his fears and concerns. Can he confide in his school mates? Will they ignore him? Will they mock him? Will they help him?

2020 8 mins

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Kiko and the Animals – Yawen Zheng, France

Kiko and the Animals, Yawen Zheng, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalKiko is a nightmare for all the animals. He bullies them all the time, even the smallest mouse can’t escape from him!

2020 8 mins

Orchestra Rehearsal – Tatiana Okruzhnova, Russia

Orchestra Rehearsal, Tatiana Okruzhnova, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA musician is late for his rehearsal and his cheeky daughter is causing all sorts of problems.

2021 7 mins

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Boy in the Woods – Fabiano Leandro Pandolfi, Brazil

Boy in the Woods, Fabiano Leandro Pandolfi, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA father must rescue his autistic son lost in a strange forest. A musical tale about empathy, tolerance and acceptance.

2020 11 mins

Mishou – Milen Vitanov, Germany/Bulgaria

Mishou, Milen Vitanov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA helicopter full of noisy tourists lands in a place of snow and ice. A quick round of selfies and then they’re off again, leaving behind a tiny dog who is adopted by four Arctic hares.

2020 8 mins

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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.