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LIAF 2017: What’s On

LIAF 2017, London International Animation Festival

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2017) returns to 3 venues across London from December 1-10 for our 14th year with a mammoth 10-day celebratory feast of forums, screentalks and over 200 of the best recent, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from around the world.

This year’s uncompromising programme promises to inspire, delight and […]

LIAF 2017 Barbican Programmes Announced!

LIAF, LIAF2017, London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2017 is on it’s way! Tickets for Barbican programmes are available to book now. In the coming weeks we’ll be announcing even more programmes at LIAF regular venue The Horse Hospital, as well as the wonderful Close-Up Film Centre. Below you’ll find an overview of all our Barbican programmes… click on the links to discover synopses, stills and some trailers from […]

LIAF presents: Q&A with Will Rose at East Dulwich Picturehouse Kids’ Club

Will, Rose, Eagle Blue, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

LIAF is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting a Q&A with Will Rose (the filmmaker who brought Eagle Blue to our most recent annual festival), this Saturday, 28th January at East Dulwich Picturehouse.

Eagle Blue won the Judges’ vote for one of our much-loved childrens’ screenings: ‘Amazing Animations’ (along with Ors Barczy’s Hey Deer) so we’re especially looking forward to hearing his ‘A’s’ […]

LIAF 2016: Judges – The Inside Scoop

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2016, Best of the Festival Award

Each year we search for the most diverse, open-minded, objective, and generally well-versed panel of Judges: educators; independent animators; producers; affiliates of prominent organisations (all with animation at their core); authors; curators and more… all are experts in their field and all possess the ‘shining’ when it comes to an informed and exploratory eye for the finest animation. LIAF […]

LIAF 2016: And the winner is…

Before Love, Igor Kovyalov, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best of the Fest Award: Before Love (Igor Kovyalov, Russia)
Everybody is looking for love. But what is true love? A typically dramatic tale of human shortcomings from the acclaimed Russian filmmaker Igor Kovyalov.

19’00, 2016
Best British Film Award: Johnno’s Dead (Chris Shepherd, UK/France)
Serving twelve years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit focuses the mind.

A terrifying and […]

International Competition Programme 7: ‘Long Shorts’ An Intro

Satie's “Parade”, Koji Yamamura, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

What follows is an extended introduction to LIAF 2016’s International Competition Programme 7: Long Shorts. Find out more here.

This may be one of the finest single collections of animation we have ever screened at LIAF. Animation is an art form that often demands much of its audience. Watching good animated films can be a demanding, […]