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LIAF presents ‘Best of the Fest… Ever!’ at The Barbican’s ‘Watch Me Move: The Animation Show’ on July 4th

The Curse of the Voodoo Child

LIAF has been screening the world’s best animated films for the last seven years. We’ve received more than 10,000 entries, screened more than 1,500 films and had some of the most talented animators in the world come and hang out with us.

In celebration of moving to our new venue; The Barbican, we […]

LIAF at The Barbican Gallery’s Animation Exhibition

Watch Me Move

As part of The Barbican’s ‘Watch Me Move: The Animation Show’ this Summer, LIAF will be curating four very special sessions. Here’s a sneak preview of each…

Learn more about ‘Watch Me Move: The Animation Show’, at the the Barbican.
Andrew Osmond introduces ‘The Bug Trainer’.

Writer Andrew Osmond, author of the essential new guide 100 Animated Feature […]

This year’s LIAF trailer

LIAF Trailer

In March LIAF attended a screening of the National Film & Television School’s animation graduate films. We were so impressed with what we saw, we decided to ask them if they’d like to make this year’s LIAF trailer.

The brief: 30-45 seconds in this year’s Festival Technique Focus – Cut-out Animation, with an appearance […]

LIAF Mini Fest

Bobby yeah

The LIAF Mini-Fest on 1st and 2nd April was a huge success, bringing together the LIAF audience and friends for our first major event of 2011 in the wonderful environment of the Horse Hospital.

Over 2 nights the audience was treated to a full blown retrospective of one of the UK’s most […]

Zagreb Film Tribute – by Malcolm Turner

Satemania – Zdenko Gasparovic

In the years following WWII, Yugoslavian animation companies of various sizes had been struggling along working in isolation. By the early 1950’s, organizations such as Duga Film, Zora Film and Nastavni Film had reached the end of their respective roads.

Although their output of work was unspectacular creatively, they had provided a first-start for a generation […]

‘The Bug Trainer’ – Ladislas Starewicz, The Pioneer of Puppet Animation – Nag Vladermersky

The Bug Trainer

Ladislas Starewicz (1882-1965), Europe’s answer to Disney and a pioneer of puppet animation, is one of the most forgotten film geniuses. ‘The Bug Trainer’, an amazing 53-minute feature, directed by Rasa Miskinyte explores Starewicz’s creative ideas and concepts of his work, along with opinions from film critics and other animation directors to help us understand […]