The online home of the London International Animation Festival.

Entering LIAF 2016

LIAF 2016 IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Entries will open for LIAF 2017 in January.

The London International Animation Festival is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. We usually screen around 300 films each year in competitive, student, curated and retrospective programmes. LIAF also generates a smaller touring programme around the UK.

When you enter your film to LIAF it is automatically considered for the tour as well, although we will send you separate invitations if we wish to screen your film outside of the festival. There is a small administrative fee of £10 to enter. Payment can be made via paypal to If you do not have a PayPal account, signing up is easy and you can do so here.

To be considered eligible for selection in LIAF 2016, your film should have been completed AFTER 1 January 2015. The Festival Director reserves the right to grant exceptions to this criteria in exceptional circumstances.

How to Submit Your Film

Online Transfer

  • If your film has been loaded to Vimeo or YouTube, please provide a link and (if applicable) password. (This is a very easy way to make your film available for viewing. You can make the file private by protecting it with a password.)
  • Complete the £10 online payment fee via Paypal to
  • Transfer your file (VOB or MPEG4 preferred) via WeTransfer or DropBox and email link to
  • Complete the £10 online payment fee via Paypal to