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LIAF 2018: Best of the Next - Programme 1

Image:     Ooze  , Kilian Vilim (2017)

Image: Ooze, Kilian Vilim (2017)

Doors Open 7pm, Screening Starts 7:30PM

Tickets £7 / £5 concs

Best of the Next Programme 2 screens just after this one at 9pm. You can buy tickets for both screenings for just £12 + booking fee.

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.

12 films. Total running time 65 minutes.

Films screening -


Katrine leads an ordinary life, with a regular job and a happy relationship until one day she wakes up and begins to see her world for what it really is.

UK 2018 Dir: Lucia Bulgheroni 9min

National Film and TV School


The Other

A crowd of people are waiting for the arrival of a mysterious newcomer to their village. Tensions build as they try to guess who he will be.

Poland 2017 Dir: Marta Magnuska 5min

Polish National Film School


Love me, Fear Me

What would you be willing to do to be loved? A metaphor about the roles we play and the shapes we take, interpreted through the medium of dance and some incredibly expressive clay.

Germany 2018 Dir: Veronica Solomon 6min

Babelsberg Konrad Wolf



Jonas comes across a huge dead whale on a beach, harpooned from every side. From now on his vision of the world can never be the same.

France 2018 Dir: Sarah Forest, Cécile Floucat, Pauline Javelot, Juliette Gales, Thibaut Wambre, Kevin De Garidel 7min

Supinfocom Valenciennes



An intimate autobiographical film documenting the filmmakers battle with the anxiety disorder body dysmorphia.

UK 2018 Dir: Eve Travers 3min

Middlesex University


If You Can

A simple, clear road map to becoming a superior lifeform.

Ukraine 2017 Dir: Hanna Rybak 1min

Marie Curie University


The NorthEast Kingdom

A small tight knit New England community is shaken by the arrival of a newcomer. Meanwhile, a mystical creature quietly affects the lives of the locals.

USA 2018 Dir: Alan Jennings 8min



Rooted in nonfiction, "Phototaxis" connects Mothman, a prophetic demon in West Virginia folklore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the primary treatment programme in West Virginia's addiction epidemic.

USA 2017 Dir: Melissa Ferrari 7min



Laugh Lines

Eight short interwoven stories about friendship, bravery, trust and most important of all – laughing.

Switzerland 2018 Dir: Patricia Wenger 6min

Hochschule Luzern


Log Boy

A woodsman who loves to chop wood with his axe is pestered mercilessly by a boy made out of logs.

 USA 2018 Dir: Fernando Puig 2min

Ringling College of Art


A Love Letter To The One I Made Up

A luscious screen-printed story about a lonely walk home, an underwater fantasy world and a love letter addressed to an imaginary “perfect” man.

Israel 2017 Dir: Rachel Gutgarts 6min

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design



A lonely lift operator brings his unappreciative passengers to their destination day in, day out. Little by little, it drives him out of his mind. A lift ride to hell.

Switzerland 2017 Dir: Kilian Vilim 5min

Hochschule Luzern

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2018) returns for it’s 15th edition to the Horse Hospital over 3 nights – Thursday 6/Friday 7/Saturday 8 December – 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 2018 showcases all of this. Join us at the Horse Hospital and see these latest mini-masterpieces.

For full details on the LIAF 2018 programme please go to the LIAF website at

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