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LIAF 2021 Article: Being Human by Malcolm Turner

International Competition Programme 4 - Being Human, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   The ability to use tools, make alcohol and search for meaning are the things that make us human. But – arguably - the meaning of meaning has come to mean less and less as we’ve become more industrialised. Spend too much time in the wrong ...

LIAF 2021 Article: Playing with Emotion by Malcolm Turner

International Competition Programme 3 - Playing with Emotion, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   The results are in, 99% of all dogs think human beings are funny things. The survey methodology can be readily replicated at home if you have a spare dog on hand. “Hey Bitzie, are humans funny?”. One woof for “Yes”, two woofs for “Yes”, sustained ...

LIAF 2021 Article: From Absurd to Zany by Malcolm Turner

International Competition Programme 2 - From Absurd to Zany, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   The Idea Is Everything. Perhaps the most common comment we hear as the cinema spills out after every LIAF screening is “where do they get their ideas from?”. And our annual ‘From Absurd To Zany’ programme is usually the one that provokes that reaction the ...

LIAF 2021 Article: Abstract Showcase by Malcolm Turner

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At Hackney Picturehouse book tickets ONLINE: book tickets or buy a pass   Hello abstract, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains (with apologies to Paul Simon, should he ever read this). We left the last line out, ...

LIAF 2021 Article: Figures in Focus – Up Yours! by Abigail Addison 

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This selection is inspired by the seminal work Oh Bondage Up Yours! written by British, feminist, punk pioneer Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and its message to break free from the bondage of a patriarchal and consumerist society. (For anyone in doubt, the expression ‘up yours!’ is a very British retort of defiance.) This rallying cry ...

LIAF 2021: Stings and the Amazing Students That Made Them

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For the second year running we had the pleasure of working with MA Character Animation Students at Central Saint Martins. Students were asked to select one of our eight International Competition Programmes and pitch an idea for a sting, embracing the themes of their chosen programme. Most importantly of all, we asked them to be ...