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Ray had a special effect…

Ray Harryhausen John Landis interview

Ray Harryhausen is no longer with us, but boy did he leave so many of us with so much!

It’s hard to quantify a legacy as monumental as his. Ray’s contribution to animation, cinema and special effects as both a creator and technical innovator are vast.

Depending on when you first encountered Ray, you might remember him […]

Freebie – LIAF 2012 Festival Brochure download

LIAF, 2012, London International Animation Festival, Freebie, Free, Download

For those of you who didn’t manage to get your hands on one of our festival brochures this year, fret not – you can download a freebie version right here.

Digest our Director’s musings, enjoy extended Progamme introductions, pics and synopses for each and every film, read interviews with some of LIAF 2012’s contributors, Q&As with […]

Year-round LIAF, a UK Premiere, Five Maverick Americans and a Canadian Scratch Master

Everything will be OK, Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

You’ll be seeing a lot more of us from now on… we’re gearing up to bringing you LIAF screenings throughout the year and we’re beginning our year-round adventures in animation, with a UK premiere…

We’re very proud to be bringing you festival favourite Don Hertzfeldt’s debut feature film ‘It’s Such a Beautiful Day’ on Friday 14th December […]

And the winner is…

The Making of Longbird, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012

Best of the Festival
‘The Making of Longbird’ – Will Anderson

Best British Film
‘Moxie’ – Stephen Irwin

Special Award for Original Technique
‘Many Go Round’ – Yoshihisa Nakanishi
Special Award for Abstract Animation
‘And And’ – Mirai Mizuie
Special Award for Stop-Frame Animation
‘Oh Willy’ – Emma de Swaaf & Marc James Roels
Special Award for Hand-Drawn Animation:
‘The Women’s Day Gift’ – Mihail Dvorjankin
Voting […]

LIAF Animation Industry Event – The Sequel

LIAF, Creative Skillset, London International Animation Festival, Animation Industry Event

Last year we finally launched our first ever Animation Industry Event – something we’d been wanting to do for a very long time. It was a great success and thanks to Creative Skillset (Skillset back then!) we were able to bring to the fore, four hot topics in the world of animation. With the varied […]

LIAF 2012 Gala Opening

For No Good Reason, Ralph Steadman, Charlie Paul, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

We’ve opened, we’re here and we’ve got that Ready-Brek festival glow once more.

The Barbican pulled out all the stops yet again, providing the wave – then the crest, on which we surfed for our Gala Opening. Special mention to Tamara Anderson and of course  the entire Barbican team – it’s no mean feat hosting our […]