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LIAF: Schedule

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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' ...

International Programme 1 (15)

August 27, 2011
7:00 pm
White Hair

The first of eight programmes featuring more than 100 of the very best and the very latest short, animated films. Every style, every genre, every technique. Your comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the international indie animation scene. Book Tickets 'White Hair' (Yuka Takeda, 2010) The sudden discovery of a single white hair triggers an episode of obsession and denial. UK, ...

New York Who’s Who (18)

August 27, 2011
9:00 pm
Rocks In My Pockets

An eclectic, high-energy roll-call of indie animators working in the Big Apple right now - from lofts to semi-legal studios, film collectives and festival bars, it all culminates right here! Book tickets 'Rocks In My Pockets' (excerpt) (Signe Baume, 2011) We're feeling a bit lucky – a sneak preview of a Signe Baume feature, ...