LIAF 2016: Celebrating Women in Animation (screening plus panel discussion)

eye-for-an-eye-001 8PM (Doors 7-30)

Tickets £8 full/£6 concessions


LIAF is very proud to partner with Animated Women UK on this special event to celebrate women in animation and VFX as part of LIAF 2016. 50% of the films selected for competition this year were either made by women or have women in major roles attached to them. LIAF handed over these films to a select panel from AWUK who spent several days deliberating over them and eventually choosing this 80 minute screening of the best, most recent films screening in competition at this years LIAF. Expect to see a dazzling array of styles, techniques, genres and stories made by the world’s best female animators working in the industry today.

After the screening a panel of women currently working in the industry will take part in an onstage discussion. Full details of panel members to be announced soon at

Screening Programme 

The Noise of the Grey Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar (France, 3’00, 2016) Horse, Cowboy and Indian invite some crazy friends over to help them liven up their dull grey house by adding some splashes of colour. Chaos ensues!

Life With Hermann H Rott Chintis Lundgren (Estonia, 11’00, 2015) Hermann is a rat with a penchant for binge drinking, distorted guitars and chess. To his mind, any form of cleanliness would disturb his cosy flat.

How’s Your Prostate? Jeanne Paturle & Cécile Rousset (France, 4’00, 2016) What do you chatter about at the pool with your girlfriend? Your father’s prostate, his erectile function, and his nighttime fantasies.

G-AAAH Elizabeth Hobbs (UK, 1’00, 2016) A celebration of Amy Johnson’s record-breaking solo flight from London to Australia in 1930 created with an Underwood 315 typewriter.

Aftermath Layla Atkinson (UK, 3’00, 2016) An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon. “Aftermath” was broadcast on every Armistice Day for many years after the war.

Tough Jennifer Zheng (UK, 5’00, 2016) Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

Sunday Lunch Celine Devaux (France, 14’00, 2105) The constantly shifting sands of the family Sunday lunch dynamic, cruelly exposing hairline fractures and smudging unspoken truths.

Bottle Neck Joanna Priestley (USA, 3’00, 2015) A luminous crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns.

Little Elephant Kate Jessop (UK, 5’00, 2016) What does love mean to a British South Asian family in the West Midlands in contemporary Britain?

If You Say Something, See Something Gina Kamentsky (USA, 2’00, 2016) Subtitles can be fun! The latest flurry of stream-of-consciousness madness from LIAF regular Gina Kamentsky.

Eye For An Eye Steve Bache, Mahyar Goudarzi, Louise Peter (Germany, 4’00, 2016) In his own words, a double murderer speaks of his crimes and his belief that execution is all that he deserves for what he has done.

Panic Attack! Eileen O’Meara (USA, 3’00, 2016) The internalised journey from wondering if the coffee machine was left on to sharing a cell with the Manson girls can be a short one indeed.

Private Parts Anna Ginsburg (UK, 4’00, 2016) Shedding some light on the lack of female pleasure in modern day society.

Mamie Janice Nadeau (France/Canada, 6’00, 2016) Mamie lives in a seaside home. When her cloistered world crumbles, her granddaughter starts to question the lack of real ties between them.

Jazz Orgie Irina Rubina (Germany, 1’00, 2016) A total explosion of dots, lines, planes and forms drowning in a jazz-filled choreographic world.

The Wrong End of the Stick Terri Matthews (UK, 10’00, 2016) A neurotic teacher lost in a dull marriage to his wife of twenty years faces an all-consuming identity crisis, and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire.


Kinokulture, LiveTai