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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF Gala Opening (18)

August 26, 2011
6:30 pm
Dead But Not Buried

Ladies & gentlemen... come and help us open the Festival in style. We take a collection of the hottest films from competition, mix them with some of our favourite spicy classics from the special programmes, add in a seasoning of the top new British films and round out the whole shebang with some guest appearances ...

Technique Focus: Cut-outs (15)

August 26, 2011
9:20 pm
The Girl and The Hunter

Every year the LIAF curates a programme focusing on a specific animating technique. This year it’s cut-outs. The technique has been a mainstay of many Russian and Eastern European animators, such as Yuri Norstein, whose graceful little characters have enchanted audiences for decades. This programme mixes a collection of master works ...

LIAF Family Screening (U)

August 27, 2011
11:00 am

A very special programme of films selected to spark the imaginations of our younger audience. Much better than Saturday morning TV and not a toy ad in sight. Note: these films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at 0-7 year-olds. 10am – 11am: Children’s drop-in animation workshop. Join us in ...

Theodore Ushev Masterclass

August 27, 2011
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
Theodore Ushev

The 'National Film Board of Canada’s' animated short film ‘Lipsett’s Diaries’ is a descent into the maelstrom of anguish that tormented Arthur Lipsett, a legendary Canadian experimental filmmaker whose admirers in the film world included Stanley Kubrick and George Lucas. Join animator/director Theodore Ushev, director of such acclaimed animated shorts as ...

SixPackFilm Tribute + Dietmar Schwartzler Q&A (15)

August 27, 2011
2:00 pm
G.S.I.L vi / almada

Thanks to the Austrian Cultural Foundation Wander down a certain street in Vienna, ring the bell marked ‘sixpackfilm’ and enter Abstract Nirvana! Often challenging and uncompromising, 'sixpackfilm' titles are at the forefront of abstract and experimental animation and this programme reaches into their archive treasure trove. Please note this programme includes films with strobe ...

Siggraph Highlights (15)

August 27, 2011
4:30 pm
Cours toujours

LIAF’s annual wrap-up of high-end, high-concept digital splendours from one of the great motherlodes of the form – 'Siggraph USA' and 'Siggraph Asia'. Book tickets 'Cours toujours' (Elise Garcette & Olivier Barre, 2010) Some pretty fancy high-speed scooter work and a screeching flock of crazy birds provide the momentum for this wild ride. France, 1'48 'Nuit Blanche' ...