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Team LIAF Thanks You

LIAF, 2014, poster, London International Animation Festival, Barbican

LIAF 2014 – a whirlwind 10 days. We even survived a power-cut, which to cut a long story short resulted in warm ice-cream cinema treats, cold scotch eggs and hand-written tickets (as scribed by the ever-dedicated Barbican box office staff)!

It’s no secret that our mission at LIAF is to screen the world’s best independent animated films and […]

LIAF 2014 And the winner is…

Storm Hits Jacket, Paul Cabon, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best of the Festival
Storm Hits Jacket – Paul Cabon, France

A storm is raging on the coast of Britanny. Two young scientists are caught in the turmoil. Espionage, hopes of love and mystical moments collide with excitement and chaos.

2014, 12’00
Judges comments
When faced with the task of deciding on a overall winner, the judges were really looking […]

A Pimp, A Church & Andreas Hykade

Tom in the Woods, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the most important events we visit as we plan each successive LIAF. The OIAF Artistic Director, Chris Robinson is renowned for not being afraid to call it the way he sees it, is the author of an expanding catalogue of books on a variety of subjects […]

Toon Boom Animation to sponsor Best of the Festival Award

Toon Boom. LIAF, London International Animation Festival

This year, we’re very pleased to be able to announce that thanks to Toon Boom Animation, the winner of our prestigious Best of the Festival award will receive a whopping £500 prize money! Toon Boom’s Lindsay Watson –  long-term friend and supporter of LIAF will be with us during our Closing Gala – Best of […]

Eye. Fish. Beholder – The Surrealist Exploratorium that is Estonian Animation

The Maggot Feeder, Priit Tender, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

A movement in art and literature seeking to express the subconscious mind by any of a number of different techniques, including the irrational juxtaposition of realistic images, the creation of mysterious symbols, and automatism; art or literature produced by or reminiscent of this movement.
(Oxford English Dictionary Online)

Arts and Literature Projects, trying to remember to sleep, […]

Quickdraw Animation Society: Retrospective… An Extended Introduction

QAS 30th banner, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Quickdraw Animation Society

At The Horse Hospital book tickets

This extensive retrospective of some of the best films to come from within the QAS stable shows just how important it has been to nurturing the true independent spirit of the Canadian animation scene. Fun, anarchic films happily rub shoulders with sublime abstract works. Hand-drawn cartoons share space with cameraless […]