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BEST OF THE FESTIVAL 2018 - Martina Scarpelli's 'Egg'
BEST BRITISH FILM 2018 - Jonathan Hodgson's 'Roughhouse'
BEST SOUND DESIGN 2018 - 'Finity Calling'
BEST ABSTRACT FILM 2018 - Jonathan Gillie's 'Max Planck'

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LIAF 2018: What’s On

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2018, LIAF 2018

LIAF 2018 is on it's way! Tickets are available to book now. We have programmes at the Barbican, LIAF regular venue The Horse Hospital, as well as the wonderful Close-Up Film Centre. Below you'll find an overview of all our programmes... click on the links to discover synopses, stills and some trailers from LIAF 2018. Fri 30 Nov 18:30 Opening Night Gala + ...

LIAF 2018 Barbican Programmes Announced!

LIAF, London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2018 is on it's way! Tickets for barbican programmes will be available from 26 October (25 October for Barbican Members). In the coming weeks we'll be announcing even more programmes at LIAF regular venue The Horse Hospital. Below you'll find an overview of all our Barbican programmes... click on the links to discover synopses, stills and some ...

LIAF 2017: It’s a Wrap

David OReilly, Saint John Walker, Q&A, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2017 - our 14th year and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to present to you so many wonderful animated films of very genre, technique and style, proving that independent animation worldwide is thriving. The imagination and energy that these animators and their small teams possess who have made these films is utterly ...

LIAF 2017: Judges – The Inside Scoop

The Burden, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2017: Judges – The Inside Scoop Each year we search for the finest panel of Judges: Educators; Independent Animators; Producers; affiliates of prominent organisations (all with animation at their core); Authors, Curators and more. All are experts in their field and all possess the ‘shining’ when it comes to an informed and exploratory eye for excellence in the animation ...

LIAF 2017: And the winner is…

The Burden, Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Best of the Fest Award:  The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Sweden) A motel, a self-service restaurant, a call centre and a supermarket on the motorway are the setting for this apocalyptic musical. The songs tell of freedom, of the empty promises of the consumer world, and of the desire for an existence without worry. 14min, 2017 Best British Film ...

LIAF 2017 Article: Animated Documentaries

Yours Faithfully Edna Welthorpe Mrs, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

International Competition Programme 8: Animated Documentaries screens at Barbican book tickets Animated documentaries, of course, have been around more or less since the dawn of cinema and animation itself. Winsor McCay’s 1914 classic The Sinking Of The Lusitania not only recreated a vividly, instantly accessible depiction of what amounted to a war crime, it helped change the opinion ...