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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2015 Opening Night Gala screening: Barry Purves – The Naked Animator + Q&A (15)

December 4, 2015
6:15 pm
Next, Barry Purves, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Help us celebrate the opening of LIAF 2015 with a cracking onstage talk and screening from one of the giants of British animation – Barry Purves. The Gala Screening has become a festival favourite – numbers are strictly limited. Book early to avoid heartbreak! Barry Purves is one of the UK's outstanding animation directors, with a career spanning ...

LIAF 2015: British Showcase (15)

December 4, 2015
9:00 pm
The Infinity Project, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Building on previous years, we pull out all the stops to bring as much new British animation to the big screen as possible. This is an exceptional opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing it and how the art form is travelling. Alongside the screening, there is a chance to hear most of the ...

LIAF 2015: Framed Film Club: Amazing Animations (U)

December 5, 2015
11:00 am
One Two Three, Yulia Aronova, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme carefully chosen for our littlest and most special audience strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and delivers up a selection of wonderful films full of joy. Suitable for 0-7 years. At ...

LIAF 2015: Netherlands Institute of Animated Film (NIAf) Tribute + Q&A (15)

December 5, 2015
3:00 pm
Sientje, Christa Moesker, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The Netherlands Institute of Animated Film (NIAf) is – or was – an utterly unique organisation. Officially opened in September 1993, NIAF was a curious hybrid, intensely focused on supporting animation as an art form through a number of different activities. At its core, however, was its focus on facilitating the production of short, auteur, animated ...

LIAF 2015: Abstract Showcase (15)

December 5, 2015
5:00 pm
A Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time, Max Hattler, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Animation in its purest form, this is LIAF’s annual collection of the most impressive, expressive abstract and experimental animated films from all over the world. At Barbican book tickets A Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time (Max Hattler, UK) Life springs eternal from the geometrical genius of a ...

LIAF 2015 International Competition Programme 1: From Absurd to Zany (15)

December 5, 2015
7:00 pm
Chaud Lapin, Geraldine Gaston, Floria Andrivon, Alexis Magaud, Mael Berreur, Soline Bejuy, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,400 entries to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 118 new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and 
Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase. The films come in from every corner, ...