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LIAF 2017: It’s a Wrap

David OReilly, Saint John Walker, Q&A, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2017 - our 14th year and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to present to you so many wonderful animated films of very genre, technique and style, proving that independent animation worldwide is thriving. The imagination and energy that these animators and their small teams possess who have made these films is utterly ...

LIAF 2017: Judges – The Inside Scoop

The Burden, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2017: Judges – The Inside Scoop Each year we search for the finest 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 excellence in the animation ...

LIAF 2017: And the winner is…

The Burden, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best of the Fest Award:  The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Sweden) A motel, a self-service restaurant, a call centre and a supermarket on the motorway are the setting for this apocalyptic musical. The songs tell of freedom, of the empty promises of the consumer world, and of the desire for an existence without worry. 14min, 2017 Best British Film ...

LIAF 2017 Article: Animated Documentaries

Yours Faithfully Edna Welthorpe Mrs, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 8: Animated Documentaries screens at Barbican book tickets Animated documentaries, of course, have been around more or less since the dawn of cinema and animation itself. Winsor McCay’s 1914 classic The Sinking Of The Lusitania not only recreated a vividly, instantly accessible depiction of what amounted to a war crime, it helped change the opinion ...

LIAF 2017 Article: Into the Dark

The Inverted Peak, Brothers Mcleod, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 7: Into the Dark screens at Barbican book tickets Welcome to our annual ghoul-walk of fetid horrors and surging psyche damage. In many ways, this kind of stuff is one of the things that animation does best. The wider perception of cinematic animation is that it is more or less a computer driven medium used for ...

LIAF 2017 Article: Long Shorts

World of Tomorrow Episode 2 'The Burden of Other People's Thoughts'., Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 5: Long Shorts screens at Barbican book tickets Pulling LIAF together each year is about maths as much as anything else. The average length of all the films submitted for Competition in LIAF this year came in at just under six minutes. And that’s probably about the average length of the films that we wound up ...