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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2019: Happiness Machine + panel discussion (15*)

December 3, 2019
6:30 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Happiness Machine, Ana Nedeljković

An innovative, Pan European project that connects women animators and composers in the crafting of new work. Twenty artists were asked by Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women to consider our current economic system in light of the Economy for the Common Good social movement. The films reflect on various aspects of this movement - its ...

LIAF 2019: International Competition Programme 8 – Long Shorts (15*)

December 3, 2019
8:45 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Physics of Sorrow, Theodore Ushev

The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of more than 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 85 new films from every corner of the world. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop. ...

LIAF 2019: Away FEATURE (15)

December 4, 2019
6:45 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Away, Gints Zilbalodis

Away (Gints Zilbalodis, Latvia) The chase is on. A boy wakes up in a parachute in a desert. Running from a spectral giant, he finds an oasis. Alone on his quest, save a yellow bird, the boy makes the brave decision to follow a map to safety. With the deathly creature calmly following behind, the boy ...

LIAF 2019: On-Gaku: Our Sound FEATURE (15)

December 5, 2019
6:45 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, On-Gaku: Our Sound, Kenji Iwaisawa

On-Gaku: Our Sound (Kenji Iwaisawa, Japan) A summer day. Three outsider high school students who haven’t touched an instrument in their lives decide to form a band to express their teenage angst and impress girls. Does it matter that Kenji and his friends have never played an instrument before? Of course not – he’s got a ...

LIAF 2019: Best of the Next 1 (15)

December 6, 2019
7:30 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 400MPH, Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti, Quentin Tireloque

Selected from 60 graduate showreels this is a look at the best student work from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Best of the Next Programme 2 screens just after this one at 9pm. You can ...

LIAF 2019: Best of the Next 2 (15)

December 6, 2019
9:00 pm
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tuna, Cliona Noonan

Selected from 60 graduate showreels this is a look at the best student work from all around the world – the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed. Best of the Next Programme 1 screens just before this one at 7:30pm. You ...