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Year-round LIAF, a UK Premiere, Five Maverick Americans and a Canadian Scratch Master

Everything will be OK, Don Hertzfeldt, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

You'll be seeing a lot more of us from now on... we're gearing up to bringing you LIAF screenings throughout the year and we're beginning our year-round adventures in animation, with a UK premiere... We're very proud to be bringing you festival favourite Don Hertzfeldt's debut feature film 'It's Such a Beautiful Day' on Friday 14th December ...

And the winner is…

The Making of Longbird, Will Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012

Best of the Festival 'The Making of Longbird' - Will Anderson Best British Film 'Moxie' - Stephen Irwin   Special Award for Original Technique 'Many Go Round' - Yoshihisa Nakanishi Special Award for Abstract Animation 'And And' - Mirai Mizuie Special Award for Stop-Frame Animation 'Oh Willy' - Emma de Swaaf & Marc James Roels Special Award for Hand-Drawn Animation: 'The Women's Day Gift' - Mihail Dvorjankin Voting ...

LIAF Animation Industry Event – The Sequel

LIAF, Creative Skillset, London International Animation Festival, Animation Industry Event

Last year we finally launched our first ever Animation Industry Event - something we'd been wanting to do for a very long time. It was a great success and thanks to Creative Skillset (Skillset back then!) we were able to bring to the fore, four hot topics in the world of animation. With the varied ...

LIAF 2012 Gala Opening

For No Good Reason, Ralph Steadman, Charlie Paul, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

We've opened, we're here and we've got that Ready-Brek festival glow once more. The Barbican pulled out all the stops yet again, providing the wave - then the crest, on which we surfed for our Gala Opening. Special mention to Tamara Anderson and of course  the entire Barbican team - it's no mean feat hosting our ...

Twas the night before LIAF

Twas the night before LIAF, And all through HQ, Was a strange sense of calm and… ‘HOLY CR*P WE’RE OPENING A FESTIVAL TOMORROW!!!’ Boxes everywhere, literally everywhere: under desks; on top of desks; inbetween desks; being used as desks… all stuffed with various bits of festival booty. Some of these boxes hold the most beautiful, crisply-crafted ...

LIAF Flipbook Challenge

Flipbook Challenge, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012

We’ve realised that 2000+ entries per year isn’t quite enough to keep our animation needs in check, so we’re trying something new this year - LIAF’s first Flipbook Challenge… Entry is simple, download a form - go make that flipbook. We want to see EVERYONE flipbooking, so no excuses… expert and noobie flipbookists alike will be welcomed. ...