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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2018: Opening Night Gala + Q&A with Will Anderson & Ainslie Henderson – The Playful Worlds of Scotland’s Most Dynamic Animated Duo (15)

November 30, 2018
6:30 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, It’s About Spending Time Together, Ainslie Henderson

Come and celebrate the opening of LIAF 2018 with a very special event – an evening with two of the most entertaining and talented young animators working in the UK today. Insane pigeons, a misguided monkey, the existential crisis of an animated GIF, stifled musicians, the poetry of Robert Burns and fracking are just some of ...

LIAF 2018: British Showcase + Filmmakers Introduction (15)

November 30, 2018
8:45 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Enough, Anna Mantzaris

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. Nobody in the world screens more British animation than LIAF and this snapshot of the ...

LIAF 2018: Framed Film Club – Amazing Animations for 0-7 year-olds (U)

December 1, 2018
11:00 am
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Bibimbap, Heather Colbert

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. This carefully chosen programme for our littlest and most special audience contains 14 wonderful short films, full of joy. There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and wondrous tales to spark those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids. ...

LIAF 2018: Abstract Showcase (15)

December 1, 2018
2:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Until we Coleidescape, Reinhold Bidner

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 2018: The Wolf House FEATURE (15)

December 1, 2018
5:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Wolf House, Cristobal Leon, Joaquin Cocina

The Wolf House (Cristobal Leon & Joaquin Cocina, Chile) Centuries of children have dreamed of ominous woods, threatening wolves and other fearsome fictional creations, but with their feature debut Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña have drawn upon their own folklore and fairy tales to craft this visually stunning stop-motion animated film out of paint, paper, tape and furniture. In ...

LIAF 2018: International Competition Programme 1 – From Absurd to Zany (15)

December 1, 2018
7:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden, David Fine

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 117 new films from every corner of the world. They can be funny, dramatic, bizarre, subdued, scary or autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that ...