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LIAF Partners

The London International Animation Festival extends an enormous thank you to our partners.

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Funding Partners

Film Hub London, Film London, BFI Film Audience Network

Film Hub London, Film London, FAN

Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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The Film and Video Workshop

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The Film and Video Workshop are the UK's largest providers of animation and film workshops for children and young adults of all ages and abilities and are very proud to be partners with LIAF.

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Melbourne International Animation Festival

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The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is big sister to LIAF. The Festivals share content, information and administrative processes – as well as Directors. MIAF was formed in 2000 by Malcolm Turner, Nag Vladermersky and Susi Allender and has quickly grown to become one of the world's largest animation festivals, screening annually in Melbourne before touring comprehensively around Australia.

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Cultural Partners


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The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

We're incredibly proud that The Barbican is the home of LIAF – we'll be joining forces to bring the best ever LIAF to an even wider audience and would like to thank The Barbican for their support and hospitality.

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The Univeristy of East London is a diverse and original university that champions animation and the learning experience through its Animation and Illustration BA course. UEL donate their resources, expertise and venue to LIAF, enabling us to run multiple animation workshops, masterclasses and screenings.

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Québec Government Office

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Québec culture has that unidentifiable something that makes it both unique and universal. Its dynamic expression is evident in many of the arts, not least of which animation. The Québec Government Office has supported LIAF for many years now, enabling us to present the best Canadian animation to London audiences.

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The Horse Hospital

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LIAF has worked with the Horse Hospital for many years. Home of LIAF's Late Night Bizarre sessions and situated in the heart of London's Bloomsbury, the Horse Hospital is nothing short of unique and the perfect venue for LIAF 'underground' events.

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The NFTS produces a host of award winning graduates every year, and many of the UK's most noted contemporary auteurs as well as commercial filmmakers. It operates from its own historic studios running more specialist MA's than any other film school in the world and supports LIAF by integrating the production of our annual festival trailer into it's Directing Animation BA.

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Shooting People

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Shooting People started in the belief that the best way to get independent films made and out into the world was to learn from others doing it themselves. Shooting People have supported LIAF for many years with in-kind sponsorship and promotion.

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Awards Partners

Toon Boom

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For the past 20 years, Toon Boom has been changing the animation world one production at a time as makers of the industry’s premier storyboarding and animation software. Toon Boom generously sponsor our Best of the Festival award, presenting £500 to the lucky recipient.

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The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first time filmmakers and providing sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies. The MMBF generously sponsor our Best British Film award, presenting £150 to the lucky recipient.

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