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LIAF Flipbook Challenge

Flipbook challenge, LIAF, London International Animation festival,2012

The LIAF 2014 Flipbook Challenge is now closed for entries. You can look at some of our previous entries on our Vimeo and Dailymotion channels.

LIAF’s Flipbook Challenge has become a bit of a festival staple. We’ve had flipbooks entered from all over the world, in all manner of styles and had the honour of sharing them […]

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Japanese Animation

Mount Head, Koji Yamaura, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

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 […]

The Animation Spot…

The Animation Sport, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

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 […]

LIAF 10th Anniversary – Free Brochure Download

LIAF 2013 Programme free download

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 […]

And the winner is…

Futon, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

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 […]

UK Premiere of Phil Mulloy’s The Pain and The Pity

The Pain and The Pity, Phil Mulloy, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

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, […]