7 Dec 2017

LIAF 2017: Best of the Next Programme 1

7 Dec 2017
7:00 PM
7:00 PM

Help! Dying!

DOORS 7PM TICKETS £7 / £5 CONCS (CLICK HERE)

The London International Animation Festival returns to the Horse Hospital over 3 nights with 6 eclectic and inspiring screenings and talks with some of the most creative minds working in animation today.

Independent animation is very much alive and kicking and continues to thrive and develop with a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and genres. From hand drawn, paint on glass, collage and sculpture, to cut-outs, puppets, abstract and sand/salt – LIAF 2017 showcases all of this.

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Selected from 60 graduate showreels and almost 30 countries this is a look at the best student work and first professional films 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 tickets to both are just £12 (CLICK HERE)

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Films screening:

 

Less Than Human

Steffen Bang Lindholm (Denmark)

In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, the zombies have been cured and exiled to secluded camps.

6min, 2016

 

Hypertrain

Etienne Kompis and Fela Bellotto (Switzerland)

A cat and a child move elegantly between speeding trains and cross dimensions and planes only to encounter one another again in space, motion and time.

4min, 2016

 

Closed Visit

Jade Evans

UK

How would you cope if you could only see your son from behind a screen? An exploration of isolation, separation and loss.

2min, 2017

 

Black Sheep

Rosalie Benevello

France

In the middle of the mountains in a glass cube live a father and his son. A sheep arrives and breaks the solitude.

9min, 2016

 

Little Wonders

Triet Le

Vietnam

Simple memories, beautifully portrayed.

2min, 2016

 

City Lights

Jessica Lester

UK

The city is alive. A journey through Central London at night.

3min, 2016

 

In your Hands

Delphine Delannoy, Lisa Baillon, Tsu-Ning Lai, Atiyyah Lallmahomed, Gwenaël Renaud, Daphné Westelynck

France

When red crystals begin to mysteriously appear all over a mans’ body his sickness begins to have an effect on the outside world.

8min, 2017

 

Remember How We Used to Play?

Matthias Cuciniello

UK

A boy’s weekend visit to his estranged father.

5min, 2017

 

Scent of Geranium

Naghmeh Farzaneh

USA

A poignant autobiographical tale of a journey from Iran to the USA.

5min, 2016

 

Immersion

Lalita Brunner

Switzerland

Tommy goes swimming in a pool filled with his anxiety.

3min, 2016

 

Lead in the Head

Aurore Peuffier

France

A wolf is hunted and brought back to a village as a trophy. But the wolf is not dead and the bullet in its skull has repercussions on its psyche.

8min, 2016

 

Help! Dying!

Noah Malone

USA

A beguiling tale of foot-sucking and a cop-killer.

5min, 2016

 

Elsewhere

Junyi Xiao

USA

Security over risk? Or freedom over obedience? And at what cost?

6min, 2017

 

Cacophony

Ai Hsuan Shih

USA

A girl escapes the harsh sounds of the urban environment to find solace in her inner world.

2min, 2016

 

Contact

Katy Wang

UK

Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

7min, 2017