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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2014 Steven Woloshen Retrospective + Q&A

October 25, 2014
4:00 pm
The Curse of the Voodoo Child, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Steven Woloshen is an award-winning Montreal-based cameraless animator who has been making animated films since the late ‘70’s. He studied film at Concordia University, where he initially made documentaries and collage films, but the freedom and accessibility of cameraless animation won him over. Woloshen is heavily inspired by music, particularly jazz, and has made numerous short abstract ...

LIAF 2014 International Competition Programme 1: Inside the Mind (15)

October 25, 2014
7:00 pm
Jazz That Nobody Asked For, Esben Fisker, Rune Fisker, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. Somehow we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,550 entries with enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 100 or so new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and 
Long Shorts programmes, plus the ...

LIAF 2014 UK Premiere Feature: The Boy and the World (Ale Abreu, Brazil) (15)

October 25, 2014
9:00 pm
The Boy and the World, Ale Abreu, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Open your senses to a refreshingly original, uniquely visual animated film from Brazilian artist Alê Abreu. Employing everything from mosaics to watercolors, the film overflows with delight, exploding with vibrant color and samba/hip hop rhythms. The story focuses on Cuca, a young child growing up in the Brazilian countryside with his family. One day, his ...

LIAF 2014 Scratch, Crackle & Pop! Hands-on Animation Workshop with Steven Woloshen

October 26, 2014
10:00 am
Didre Novo, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

If you want to create like a painter and a filmmaker, here is a great opportunity to spend the day making your own 35mm animated or experimental film without a camera and without processing film. Both Norman McLaren and Len Lye explored this technique in the 1930’s and almost 80 years later, it still continuously ...

LIAF 2014 Marvellous Animations 7-15 years (PG)

October 26, 2014
11:00 am
5 Metres 80, Nicolas Deveaux, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys. Suitable for 7-15 years. At Barbican book tickets 5 mètres 80 (Nicolas ...

LIAF 2014 3 Days in Paris – Historical (15)

October 26, 2014
2:00 pm
The Crab

3 Days, 24 studios, a LOTTA coffee, a pile of films = TWO big programmes. Festival Co-Director Malcolm Turner, armed only with a tourist map and a fistful of Metro tickets, hit the streets in a mad dash to visit as many Parisian production and distribution studios as possible in just 3 days. Paris New explores ...