In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of independent Japanese animators, producing innovative works often differing from the commercial animation or ‘anime’ style which Japan is so famous for. Responding to this influx of works, the Japan Foundation has invited Nobuaki Doi, animation critic and founder of CALF, the independent Japanese ... read more.
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We’ve teamed up with The Proud Archivist to bring you the first of a series of special monthly screenings, that we’re calling The Animation Spot.
On the first Wednesday of every month we’ll be digging deep into the treasure trove that is the LIAF Archive, and carefully excavating some of the best independent animated shorts to ... read more.
We printed some great articles in our most recent festival brochure. Whilst we very much have all hands on deck for LIAF 2014, it’s only right that we share the wealth we gathered in celebration of our 10th anniversary, with you.
So, grab a freebie download of our printed programme here, or if you’d like a ... read more.
Best of the Festival
Futon - Yoriko Mizushiri
This gentle exploration of comfort and how the mind wanders beneath the duvet is a delightfully pure expression of how animation can communicate an idea and the implicit feelings behind it. Mizushiri’s use of slow ponderous movements, surreal and evocative imagery, a soft and pleasing colour palette, all melt ... read more.
The third – and presumably final – instalment in the mercurial ‘Christies’ animated features by the equally mercurial bad boy of British animation, Phil Mulloy.
Mister Christie and the others return for one last time to try and work out exactly who they are. A serial killer is loose deep under the streets of London. Raw, ... read more.
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Horror! At its most profound; its most clenching and suffocating foundation, horror is fundamentally a state of mind. Experienced at full volume, horror grips the brain and ignites some of the simplest animal-level emotions and responses that have been hardwired into our circuitry since before we could see, hear ... read more.