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LIAF: Schedule

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 1 – Abstract Showcase

November 27, 2021
9:00 pm
Para Meters, Jon Gillie, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse and ONLINE tickets available soon   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 13 short films share a pure love of animated movement and an artist’s eye ...

LIAF 2021: Marvellous Animations for 8-14 Year-Olds

November 28, 2021
2:00 pm
Mishou, Milen Vitanov, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At the Barbican book tickets ONLINE tickets available soon   These 11 films from 10 different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards and include themes such as otherness, friendship and tolerance. They are films for the young but also the young at heart with several laugh-out-loud moments alongside tales that tug at ...

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 2 – From Absurd to Zany

November 28, 2021
6:30 pm
Eating in the Dark, Inari Sirola, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse and ONLINE tickets available soon   This programme ‘From Absurd to Zany’ celebrates some of the funniest, weirdest and eye-poppingly nutty films that were entered this year including the latest films from returning LIAF favourites - Claude Cloutier, Sasha Svirsky, Martinus Klemet and Edmunds Jansons . Tales of battling plant-life, snakey dildos, crazy kitchen ...

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 3 – Playing with Emotion

November 28, 2021
8:30 pm
How to Lose Everything: A Field Guide, Christa Couture, Bekky O'Neil, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse and ONLINE tickets available soon   This programme takes a look at all aspects of emotion - nine stunning films riffing on love, hate, jealousy, sensuality, melancholy, anxiety, confusion and everything in between. Powerful, moving and with some vital messages for our times, these films are full of intense emotional depth and glorious visuals. Independent ...

LIAF 2021: BFI Japan 2021 – Junk Head (Takahide Hori, Japan) UK PREMIERE

November 29, 2021
6:20 pm
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At the Barbican book tickets   Screening as part of  Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese  Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported  by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience  Network.   Find out about our other BFI Japan 2021 programmes: Into the Unknown - The Trippy Worlds of Indie Japanese Animation and Atsushi Wada - A Jolt to ...

LIAF 2021: International Competition Programme 4 – Being Human

November 29, 2021
9:00 pm
No Leaders Please, Joan Gratz, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

At Hackney Picturehouse and ONLINE tickets available soon   This programme examines some big life moments and asks pointed questions. The ten powerful films include looks at father/son and father/daughter relationships, an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, a lively, stop-motion plastic farewell dance and a bleak vision of chaos and ...