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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 7 – Looking For Answers

December 1, 2021
6:30 pm
Coffin, Yuanqing Cai, Nathan Crabot, Houzhi Huang, Mikolaj Janiw, Mandimby Lebon, Théo Tran Ngoc, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   Two boys question their motives in an episodic coming-of-age story (Easter Eggs), a trapped family on a roadtrip in the desert where tension reaches boiling point (Trona Pinnacles) and the shared trauma filmmakers go through upon finishing their films (Conversations with a Whale) - we ...

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 8 – Long Shorts

December 1, 2021
8:30 pm
Affairs of the Art, Joanna Quinn, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   Some films need extra time to develop their themes, to grow and draw us more comprehensively into their worlds. It takes time to think. Reflection tends to work best at a slower tempo. This competition programme is dedicated to showcasing the best of these longer ...

LIAF 2021: Best of the Next 1

December 2, 2021
7:30 pm
Ciervo, Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At The Horse Hospital book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   Selected from 60 graduate showreels, this is a look at the best student work from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, ...

LIAF 2021: Best of the Next 2

December 2, 2021
9:00 pm
Summer Rain, Julia Skala, Oscar Jacobson, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At The Horse Hospital book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   Selected from 60 graduate showreels, this is a look at the best student work from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, ...

LIAF 2021: Meet the Finalists! The 2022 Arts Foundation Futures Award for Animation

December 3, 2021
6:00 pm
Mary Stark, Arts Foundation Futures Awards, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At The Horse Hospital book tickets   This special, one-off event will include the chance to see selected works from the diverse practices of the four finalists of the prestigious Arts Foundation Futures Awards (AFFA) 2022 for Animation: Savinder Bual, Sophie Koko-Gate, Mary Stark and Petra Széman. The artists will introduce in person, a curated programme of their work, ...

LIAF 2021: BFI JAPAN 2021 – Atsushi Wada – A Jolt to the Subconscious

December 3, 2021
8:00 pm
Anomalies, Atsushi Wada, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At The Horse Hospital book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   Screening as part of  Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience  Network.   Born in 1980, Atsushi Wada started making his self-produced animated films in 2002 after studying at Tokyo University of the Arts. He has ...