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LIAF 2020: Meet the Judges


Each year we search for the finest panel of judges: educators; independent animators; producers; authors, curators and more. All are experts in their field and all possess an informed and exploratory eye for excellence in the animation world. This year we are honoured to welcome the following judges.

International Competition Programme Judges
Chris Shepherd
Chris is a multi award-winning director, writer and […]

LIAF 2020: What’s On


LIAF 2020 is on it’s way! This year we’ll be at our at regular venue the Barbican and ONLINE, bringing the best in animation direct to your homes. Everything you love about LIAF is being transformed into a virtual version; screenings, industry panels, filmmaker introductions and talks. Click on the links below to discover synopses, stills and trailers from this years’ […]

LIAF 2020: Entries & Coronavirus

Despite all the uncertainty currently happening in the world we are still working towards the 2020 London International Animation Festival taking place at our usual time of year – the end of November and beginning of December.
Now is the perfect time to enter your films to LIAF, as our programmers are busy watching films in […]

LIAF 2019: And the winner is…

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Flounder, Elizabeth Hobbs

JURY: Best of the Festival Award Flounder (Elizabeth Hobbs, UK)
One day a humble fisherman catches an enchanted fish. Can the fish help him and his wife improve their lot?
JURY: Best British Film Award Bloomers (Samantha Moore, UK)
The story of a lingerie factory in Manchester. Workers recount the history of Headen & Quarmby, UK manufacturing, […]

LIAF 2019 Article: Happiness Machine

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Happiness Machine, Ana Nedeljković

With the Happiness Machine, twenty female, European artists question our current economic system. As an innovative, Pan European project, ten women animators and ten women composers have been brought together to crafting of new work. Invited to participate by Austrian music ensemble Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women Animation Festival, the contributors were asked to consider […]

LIAF 2019 Article: Long Shorts

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Physics of Sorrow, Theodore Ushev

It takes time to think. Reflection tends to work best at a slower tempo. Joining dots for oneself can be a longer process than being catapulted along the shortest path from A to B. ‘Long Shorts’ is the programme that allows these types of films to stand on their merits.

Previous introductions to this programme have […]