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LIAF 2021: And the winner is…

Best of the Festival Award: Easter Eggs – Nicolas Keppens

Best of the Festival Award, Easter Eggs, Nicolas Keppens, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best British Film Award: Affairs of the Art – Joanna Quinn

Best British Film Award, Affairs of the Art, Joanna Quinn, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best Abstract Film Award: Hand – Ho Tsz Wing

Best Abstract Film Award, Hand Ho, Tsz Wing, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best Sound Award: Anxious Body – Yuka C. Honda (Director: Yoriko Mizushiri)

Best Sound Award, Anxious Body, Yuka C. Honda, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best Original Score Award: The Hangman at Home – Uri Kranot (Directors: Michelle & Uri Kranot)

Best Original Score Award, The Hangman at Home, Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot

Best Music Video Award: ‘Yellow Majesty – Honey Sweet’ – Inari Sirola

Best Music Video Award, Yellow Majesty, Honey Sweet, Inari Sirola, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best Late Night Bizarre Award: Amen to No Men – Hayley Legon

Best Late Night Bizarre Award, Amen to No Men, Hayley Legon, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best Children’s Film Award 0-7 year-olds: Snipp, Snapp, Snut and the Colours – Cecilia Actis & Mia Hulterstam

Best Children's Film Award 0-7 year-olds, Snipp, Snapp, Snut and the Colours, Cecilia Actis, Mia Hulterstam

Best Children’s Film Award 8-15 year olds: Mitch Match Series 06 – Géza M. Tóth

Best Children's Film Award 8-15 year olds, Mitch Match Series 06, Géza M. Tóth, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

JUDGE’S INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRAMME VOTING

Best International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany

Joint winners: Vadim on a Walk and The Fourth Wall

Vadim on a Walk – Sasha Svirsky, Russia

Vadim on a Walk, Sasha Svirsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalVadim is locked inside a box. Vadim suffers anxiety attacks caused by the thought of having to come out into this big hostile world. Can Vadim break out?

2021 8 min

The Fourth Wall – Mahboobeh Kalaee, Iran

The Fourth Wall, Mahboobeh Kalaee, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHome and family, relationships, desires and wishes – everything is in the kitchen – as seen by a stuttering boy, with only his imagination for company.

2021 10 min

 

Best International Competition Programme 3: Playing with Emotion

Anxious Body – Yoriko Mizushiri, Japan

Anxious Body, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalLiving things, artificial things, geometric shapes and lines. Textures, the touches that are felt and how to cope with the ones that hurt.

2021 6 min

Best International Competition Programme 4: Being Human

Sisters – Andrea Szelesová, Czech Republic

Sisters, Andrea Szelesová, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe Big Sister – a person of colossal size – is trapped in sand in a deserted landscape.

2021 11 min

Best International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark

Steakhouse – Spela Cadez, Slovenia/Germany/France

Steakhouse, Spela Cadez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

2020 9 min

Best International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries

All those Sensations in my Belly – Marko Djeska, Croatia

All those Sensations in my Belly, Marko Djeska, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhile transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles to find a genuine intimate relationship with a heterosexual man.

2020 13 min

Best International Competition Programme 7: Looking For Answers

Easter Eggs – Nicolas Keppens, Belgium

Easter Eggs, Nicolas Keppens, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe Chinese restaurant is empty. The exotic bird’s cage stands wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as an opportunity to catch and sell them. Catching the birds isn’t as simple as it seems.

2020 15 min

Best International Competition Programme 8 : Long Shorts

Affairs of the Art – Joanna Quinn, UK

Affairs of the Art, Joanna Quinn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHow many obsessions can one family have? Beryl, our working-class heroine reveals her own obsession with drawing and also exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

2020 16 min

JUDGE’S SPECIAL MENTIONS

In Nature – Marcel Barelli, Switzerland

In Nature, Marcel Barelli, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. Homosexuality isn’t just a human story.

2021 5 min

The Dragon Head Tree – Jiaqi Wang, UK/China

The Dragon Head Tree, Jiaqi Wang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA dead dragon and a magical creature. How she was caught and eaten, and how she became a symbol for people.

2020 7 min

Trona Pinnacles – Mathilde Parquet, France

Trona Pinnacles, Mathilde Parquet, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalGabrielle, 19 years old, finds herself stuck near Death Valley between two parents who no longer speak to each other.

2020 13 min

 

AUDIENCE VOTING

Best British Film: 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

 

Best Children’s Film 0-7 year-olds: Twoot Newt – Jackie Snyder, USA

Twoot Newt, Jackie Snyder, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA musical amphibian struggles with the difficult feelings of making art.

2021 4 min

 

Best Children’s Film 8-15 year olds: 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

 

Best Abstract Film: 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

International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany

Bad Seeds – Claude Cloutier, Canada

Bad Seeds, Claude Cloutier, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe struggle between two antagonistic plants reaches surreal new heights as they battle each other for dominance in the garden.

2020 6 min

International Competition Programme 3: Playing with Emotion

Anxious Body – Yoriko Mizushiri, Japan

Anxious Body, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalLiving things, artificial things, geometric shapes and lines. Textures, the touches that are felt and how to cope with the ones that hurt.

2021 6 min

International Competition Programme 4: Being Human

KKUM – Kangmin Kim, South Korea/USA

KKUM, Kangmin Kim, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mother, hit with a sense of foreboding, reaches out across vast distances to check if her son is okay.

2020 9 min

International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark

Clara with a Mustache – Ilir Blakcori, Kosovo

Clara with a Mustache, Ilir Blakcori, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA 100 deutsche mark banknote with a beautiful portrait of Clara Schumann – travelling from one person to another, unveiling their stories and perspectives.

2021 10 min

International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries

Only A Child – Simone Giampaolo, Switzerland

Only A Child, Simone Giampaolo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA visual poem which gives shape and colour to the words spoken by 12 year-old Severn Suzuki at the United Nations’ Rio Summit in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet.

2021 7 min

International Competition Programme 7: Looking For Answers

How to be at Home – Andrea Dorfman, Canada

How to be at Home - Andrea DorfmanHow to be at Home, Andrea Dorfman, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHow to cope with loneliness. A tender and profound treatise on the theme of isolation.

2020 5 min

International Competition Programme 8 : Long Shorts

A Most Exquisite Man – Jonas Taul, Estonia

A Most Exquisite Man, Jonas Taul, LIAF, ondon International Animation FestivalThere exists somewhere a most exquisite man yet something within him is restless. Big questions consume him, leading to a place where all he can do is surrender his life, in order to find concluding peace.

2021 15 min