LIAF 2017: Best of the Next Programme 1
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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.
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.
Less Than Human
Steffen Bang Lindholm (Denmark)
In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, the zombies have been cured and exiled to secluded camps.
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.
How would you cope if you could only see your son from behind a screen? An exploration of isolation, separation and loss.
In the middle of the mountains in a glass cube live a father and his son. A sheep arrives and breaks the solitude.
Simple memories, beautifully portrayed.
The city is alive. A journey through Central London at night.
In your Hands
Delphine Delannoy, Lisa Baillon, Tsu-Ning Lai, Atiyyah Lallmahomed, Gwenaël Renaud, Daphné Westelynck
When red crystals begin to mysteriously appear all over a mans’ body his sickness begins to have an effect on the outside world.
Remember How We Used to Play?
A boy’s weekend visit to his estranged father.
Scent of Geranium
A poignant autobiographical tale of a journey from Iran to the USA.
Tommy goes swimming in a pool filled with his anxiety.
Lead in the Head
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.
A beguiling tale of foot-sucking and a cop-killer.
Security over risk? Or freedom over obedience? And at what cost?
Ai Hsuan Shih
A girl escapes the harsh sounds of the urban environment to find solace in her inner world.
Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.