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LIAF 2017 Article: Animated Documentaries

Yours Faithfully Edna Welthorpe Mrs, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 8: Animated Documentaries screens at Barbican book tickets

Animated documentaries, of course, have been around more or less since the dawn of cinema and animation itself. Winsor McCay’s 1914 classic The Sinking Of The Lusitania not only recreated a vividly, instantly accessible depiction of what amounted to a war crime, it helped change the opinion […]

LIAF 2017 Article: Into the Dark

The Inverted Peak, Brothers Mcleod, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 7: Into the Dark screens at Barbican book tickets

Welcome to our annual ghoul-walk of fetid horrors and surging psyche damage. In many ways, this kind of stuff is one of the things that animation does best.

The wider perception of cinematic animation is that it is more or less a computer driven medium used for […]

LIAF 2017 Article: Long Shorts

World of Tomorrow Episode 2 'The Burden of Other People's Thoughts'., Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 5: Long Shorts screens at Barbican book tickets

Pulling LIAF together each year is about maths as much as anything else. The average length of all the films submitted for Competition in LIAF this year came in at just under six minutes. And that’s probably about the average length of the films that we wound up […]

LIAF 2017 Article: Below the Surface

Nothing Happens, Uri & Michelle Kranot, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 6: Below the Surface screens at Barbican book tickets

To turn on the TV or read the paper these days is to wonder where the surface we stand on has gone. News is fuelling this, of course. But what is news these days? News is facts, analysis, conflicting assumptions writ large, downright lies. News […]

LIAF 2017 Article: The MADness of Punto y Raya

Punto y Raya Festival, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

A sneak-peak article from our annual catalogue on Punto y Raya Festival, featuring an interview with one half of the festival organising powerhouse duo – Noel Palazzo.

You can find out more about Noel and Ana Santos (the other half of said mighty duo) at Abstract Art in Motion: The Best of the Punto Y Raya Festival + Q&A […]

LIAF 2017 Trailers

LIAF 2017 Trailer, Nick Cinelli, NFTS, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Team LIAF is incredibly very proud to be working with the National Film and TV School (NFTS) and their very talented animation students for the 7th year in a row.

This year we are very lucky to have not one, but two trailers, made by Nelly Michenaud and Nick Cinelli, both first year students. You can take […]