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An Introduction to International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark

Johnno’s Dead, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

What follows is an extended introduction to LIAF 2016’s International Competition Programme 5: Into the Dark. Find out more here. Animation has always harboured a dark heart. The earliest animation enthusiastically gave vision to nightmares that people had never before seen move except in their imaginations. From the beginning it delivered often unsuspecting audiences a hefty ...

An Introduction to International Competition Programme 3 – Looking For Answers

Blind Vaysha, Theodore Ushev, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

What follows is an extended introduction to LIAF 2016’s International Competition Programme 3: Looking For Answers. Find out more here. Life is a more or less constant trek involving looking for answers of various kinds. For the most part we know where to look or who to ask for most of the answers to the simpler ...

An Introduction to International Competition Programme 4 – New Japanese Shorts: Beyond Anime

Don’t Tell Mom, Kawako Sabuki, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

What follows is an extended introduction to LIAF 2016’s International Competition Programme 4: New Japanese Shorts: Beyond Anime. Find out more here. Animation is such a frustratingly ubiquitous term. As a descriptor it lacks precision and in the crowded marketplace of cultural recognition the word ‘animation’ acts a smokescreen obscuring what is arguably the largest and ...

An Introduction to International Competition Programme 1: From Absurd to Zany

Pig, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

What follows is an extended introduction to LIAF 2016's first International Competition Programme: From Absurd to Zany. Find out more here. A grand welcome - one and all - to LIAF 2016. Absurd To Zany seemed as good a way to trigger this annual animation avalanche as any. Abseiling the absurd and unzipping the zany are ...

Abstract Showcase: Pure, Purer, Purest

Books on Books, Lei Lei, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Abstract animation is closer than close to our hearts here at LIAF HQ. So much so, we simply had to write an article about it. What follows is an introduction to LIAF 2016's Abstract Showcase. You can find out more about this screening here. Abstract animation plays a vital role in underpinning the core and purest ...

LIAF 2016 Programmes Are Here!

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We are more than a little proud to be announcing our LIAF 2016 programmes! Tickets are available to book now. We also have even more programmes at LIAF regular venue The Horse Hospital, as well as a number of new events at the Whitechapel Gallery. Below you'll find an overview of all our programmes... click on the links to ...