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.
Brow on the Windowpanes like those who keep Vigil on Sorrow
Clelia Nguyen (France)
The expectation of otherness can lead to self-doubt.
You Rise the Water Unfolds
Robin Vouters (France)
An ode to women in sensations and in dreams.
Arthur Sotto (France)
A geometric and poetic evocation of water in all its forms.
Even When We Sleep
Camille Monnier (France)
The warm and knowing daily life of an old woman and her cat.
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.”
The Curve of Your Eyes Encircles My Heart
Nicolas Rolland (France)
The first love of a little boy during summer camp.
Johanna Huck (France)
A man, a cat. Which one will tame the other?
Woman in Love
Lea Krawczyk (France)
A sumptuous poem about love - vibrating with sweetness and fragility.
Pierre Grillere (France)
A parable on the path of love.
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.
Karis Oh (USA)
An artist gets to learn the importance of things unseen as she gets to draw a strangers’ portrait.
Chu-Yin Chu and Hsin Lo (Taiwan)
We are all hedgehogs and inseparable from lust.
Hsiao-Chieh Tung (Taiwan)
A girl, her goldfish and the search for truth.
Martina Mikusova (Slovakia)
Passion and aggression are primal instincts that sit rooted in all of us.
Ido Behar (Israel)
Putzi wants to rise above his handicap to fly in the sky with his only friend Pepi, a turkey.
Seeing and being seen, hiding in your own world.
Giulia Landi (Italy/France)
A girl, tired of her urban routine, decides to follow her dream of an alternative life in the mountains
Heta Jaalinoja (Estonia)
The doorbell rings. Penelope wakes up. But everything's a mess.
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.