LIAF 2017: Best of the Next Programme 2

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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.

Best of the Next Programme 1 screens just before this one at 7pm tickets for both are just £12 (CLICK HERE)


Films Screening:


Brow on the Windowpanes like those who keep Vigil on Sorrow

Clelia Nguyen (France)

The expectation of otherness can lead to self-doubt.

3min, 2017


You Rise the Water Unfolds

Robin Vouters (France)

An ode to women in sensations and in dreams.

3min, 2017



Arthur Sotto (France)

A geometric and poetic evocation of water in all its forms.

3min, 2017


Even When We Sleep

Camille Monnier (France)

The warm and knowing daily life of an old woman and her cat.

3min, 2017



Jon Boutin (France)

“And for the want of a word, I renew my life, for I was born to know you, to name you. Liberty.”

3min, 2017


The Curve of Your Eyes Encircles My Heart

Nicolas Rolland (France)

The first love of a little boy during summer camp.

3min, 2017


The Cat

Johanna Huck (France)

A man, a cat. Which one will tame the other?

3min, 2017


Woman in Love

Lea Krawczyk (France)

A sumptuous poem about love - vibrating with sweetness and fragility.

3min, 2017


Lively Air

Pierre Grillere (France)

A parable on the path of love.

3min, 2017



Guillaume Auberval, Léa Dozoul, Simon Gomez, Timothé Hek, Hugo Lagrange, Antoine Laroye and David Lashcari (France)

In the French trenches calm reigns but a whistling signal is given and the attack begins.

5min, 2016


The Moment

Karis Oh (USA)

An artist gets to learn the importance of things unseen as she gets to draw a strangers’ portrait.

2min, 2016



Chu-Yin Chu and Hsin Lo (Taiwan)

We are all hedgehogs and inseparable from lust.

6min, 2016


Another Space

Hsiao-Chieh Tung (Taiwan)

A girl, her goldfish and the search for truth.

4min, 2016



Martina Mikusova (Slovakia)

Passion and aggression are primal instincts that sit rooted in all of us.

8min, 2017


Flying Putzi

Ido Behar (Israel)

Putzi wants to rise above his handicap to fly in the sky with his only friend Pepi, a turkey.

6min, 2016



Jasmine Elsen


Seeing and being seen, hiding in your own world.

6min, 2016



Giulia Landi (Italy/France)

A girl, tired of her urban routine, decides to follow her dream of an alternative life in the mountains

6min, 2016



Heta Jaalinoja (Estonia)

The doorbell rings. Penelope wakes up. But everything's a mess.

4min, 2016


We Are the Immigrants

Catalina Matamoros Puerto (USA)

A poetic portrayal of the hardships experienced by a small group of immigrants as they attempt to cross the border illegally.

6min, 2016