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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2020: Opening Night Gala featuring Female Figures – Growing Up + pre-recorded Screentalk (15) ONLINE

November 27, 2020
5:55 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, A Different Category, Linnéa Haviland

In this most unusual of years we are extremely proud to be able to screen this very special opening event at LIAF 2020, curated by Abigail Addison. As an antidote to all that is happening around us, Female Figures 2020 ‘Growing Up’ considers coming of age stories, memories and experiences. In these animations, reflections on childish fantasies ...

LIAF 2020: International Competition Programme 1 – Abstract Showcase ONLINE

November 27, 2020
8:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Black Snot and Golden Squares, Irina Rubina

Our annual survey of abstract and experimental animation. Animators working in this field employ every technique from hand-drawn ‘musical scores’ all the way across the scale to high definition, computer assisted image-making. These 14 short films share a pure love of animated movement and an artist’s eye for filling the screen, harnessing colour and creating ...

LIAF 2020: Framed Film Club – Amazing Animations for 0-7 year-olds (U) at barbican

November 28, 2020
11:30 am
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Patchwork Penguin, Angela Steffen

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. Come and take a mind-bending ride with us and watch 13 of the best, most recent short animated films, full of visually dazzling joy, from all around the world. LIAF has long been at the forefront of championing storytelling that inspires the imaginations of children and adults ...

LIAF 2020: British Showcase (15) ONLINE

November 28, 2020
6:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Song of a Lost Boy, Daniel Quirke

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several UK and world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, and see the films that will take British animation to the world. The history of British animation is a long and complex story but British filmmakers have a tendency to dig ...

LIAF 2020: International Competition Programme 2 – From Absurd to Zany + Screen Talk ONLINE

November 28, 2020
8:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, My Galactic Twin Galaction, Sasha Svirsky

Independent animation is an art form that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and production - from hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, cut outs, puppets, abstract to some of the more interesting developments in CGI – all of which can be seen at this year’s LIAF. We’ve ...

LIAF 2020: Marvellous Animation for 8-15 year-olds (PG) ONLINE

November 29, 2020
2:30 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Athleticus 2: Guide for the Blind, Nicolas Deveaux

These ten films from seven different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards - but adults are allowed in as long as you are accompanied by a child. They are films for the young but also the young at heart featuring several films that tug at the heart-strings and several others ...