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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. ...

LIAF Latest

the Barbican, LIAF, LIAF 2012, London International Animation Festival

We’ve been absent from the social network this past month or so… we’ve been concocting, contemplating and confirming. LIAF 2012 is taking shape - steadily forming into an ever-expanding, energetic ball of animation sprinkles. So it’s time to spill some of the gossip on what we’ve been up to, and more importantly, how far we’ve ...

LIAF 2012 – New Dates!

Barbican New Cinemas, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012

So we've been itching to reveal the latest news about LIAF 2012 - there are big changes ahead and we're more than a little bit excited! We can officially confirm that we'll be returning to the Barbican this year. LIAF 2011 was such a success at our new venue and your ...

The Wonderfully Strange Animation of Suzan Pitt – watch our Q&A now


For more than three decades Suzan Pitt has been an internationally renowned creator of beautiful, strange and fiercely original animation. Perhaps because her breakthrough film 'Asparagus' accompanied 'Eraserhead' on the midnight movie circuit, the work of Suzan Pitt has often been compared with that of David Lynch.  He has talked about fishing the subconscious for ...

Academy Award shortlist for Animated Shorts

Sunday, Dimanche, Patrick Doyon, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The shortlist for the Best Animated Shorts at the Academy Awards has been whittled down to ten films – three of which were featured at this year’s LIAF. 'Sunday' directed by Patrick Doyon of Canada screened at LIAF 2011 International Programme 4 (Patrick even came over to join us and introduce his film); 'Paths of Hate' ...

LIAF joins the NFTS Curriculum

LIAF 2012, London International Animation Festival, NFTS, National Film and Television School

We are extremely proud to announce an exciting collaboration with the UK’s most prestigious Film School - the National Film and Television School. Two very talented teams of students, lead by Directors Yousif Al-Khalifa and Gat Powell, will be producing trailers for LIAF 2012. The two teams are busy working on the trailers now with production ...