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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2017: Opening Night Gala – The Absurdist Narratives of David OReilly + Q&A (15)

December 1, 2017
6:30 pm
The External World, David O'Reilly, LIAF, London International Animation festival

Come and celebrate the opening of LIAF 2017 with a very special event - an evening with Irish-born and Los Angeles-based independent animator David OReilly, one of the most adventurous, innovative and perverse filmmakers working today. Famous for stripping down 3D graphics to the point of absurdity, his animated films have garnered over 80 awards ...

LIAF 2017: British Showcase (15)

December 1, 2017
9:00 pm
The Supermarket, Samantha Moore, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several world premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that will take British animation to the world. This is an exceptional opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing ...

LIAF 2017: Framed Film Club: Amazing Animations for 0-7 year-olds (U)

December 2, 2017
11:00 am
Island, Max Mortl, Robert Loebel, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. This carefully chosen programme for our littlest and most special audience contains 15 wonderful short films, full of joy. There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales to spark those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids. Suitable ...

LIAF 2017: Abstract Showcase (15)

December 2, 2017
2:00 pm
4JM, Alexander Dupuis, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Our annual survey of abstract and experimental animation. Animators working in this field employ every technique from hand-drawn ‘musical scores’ all the way across the scale to high definition, computer assisted image making. These films share a pure love of animated movement and an artist’s eye for filling the screen, harnessing colour and creating non-narrative ...

LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 1 – From Absurd to Zany (15)

December 2, 2017
5:00 pm
Cop Dog, Bill Plympton, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 126 new films. Six general International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and 
Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase and Animated Documentaries. The films come in ...

LIAF 2017: International Competition Programme 2 – Being Human (15)

December 2, 2017
7:00 pm
A Festive Wind, Marjolaine Perreten, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 126 new films across 10 competitive programmes. This programme examines some big life moments including a moving look at the last inhabitants of a dying village pondering the fate ...