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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 ...

LIAF 2015: Best Abstract Film – Behind the Scenes with the Jury

A Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time, Max Hattler, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

This year Jonathan Hodgson, Ton Crone and Riccardo Iacono formed our Jury for the Best Abstract Animation Award. Read on to find out what our much-learned judges had to say about the winning film Steven Subotnick's Line and why they ultimately awarded it the LIAF 2015 Abstract Film Award. But before you do Jonathan, Ton and Riccardo wanted to make Special Mention of ...

LIAF 2015: And the winner is…

Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best of the Festival Award: Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove, Canada/Norway) The latest beautifully crafted short from Oscar-winner Torill Kove tracing a young girl’s journey around her creative, unconventional and loving but hopelessly out-of-touch parents. 14’00, 2014 Best British Film Award: Endgame (Phil Mulloy, UK) After a tough week at the office, Richard and George like to play war ...