LIAF 2016: Late Night Bizarre
Tickets £8 full/£6 concessions
What is there to say? LIAF’s annual screaming tribute to body fluids, mutilation, dodgy sex, sub-legal practices and inappropriate touching will burst forth from the screen for 65 glorious minutes. This year we can promise Japanese sex-education, terrifying bugs, satanic babes and the misuse of bingo balls. As long as you keep coming, we’ll keep putting it on.
Don’t Tell Mom (Kawako Sabuki, Japan) A Japanese sex-education film about the secret joys of bike riding. No kidding.
Father’s Son (Kevin Bailey, USA) Just another day in the desert for two lo-fi dudes who have to decide if an encounter with satanic babes is going to be worth the risk.
Bingo (Patrick Schoenmaker, Netherlands) It doesn’t matter how desperate, you can’t shove a bingo ball into THERE!!
House Party (Daniel Barany, Hungary) One of the strangest parties and weirdest feasts you’ll ever get to witness.
RRRING RRRING! (Thomas Kneffel, Germany) This man thinks he’s boring – but phoning all your strange friends to find out what they’re doing might not be the answer to his problems.
Ivan’s Need (Veronica Montano, Manuela Leuenburger & Lukas Suter, Switzerland) They say man cannot live by bread alone but this teenage boy looks like he’d be happy to give it a try.
Insect Bite (Grace Nayoon Rhee, USA) It’s not that bugs don’t have free will, it’s just they don’t really know how to exercise it properly.
It’s A Date (Zachary Zezima, USA) The worst blind date since ‘When Harry Met Sally’.
Datamine (Tim Tracey, Canada) In a world of industrial decay the plugged-in masses fail to notice a sinister agent who watches and controls them.
Batfish Soup (Amanda Boniauto, USA)
Wacky relatives give way to mounting tensions with broken dolls, boiling stew and a bang.
The Laughing Spider (Keiichi Tanaami, Japan) A nightmarish psychedelic fantasmagoria from Japan’s greatest veteran animator, based on childhood memories of air-raids.
Senior’s Choice (Ave Taavet, Estonia) An alternative path to losing your mind – set to a catchy jingle to help you keep up.
The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2016) returns to the Horse Hospital over 2 nights – Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th December - with 3 eclectic and inspiring screenings and a roundtable discussion with some of the most revered and creative women 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 2016 showcases all of this – come along and see the latest mini-masterpieces created by some of the wildest minds working in animation today.