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Tuesday, 30th Nov 2021
Starts: 18:30

Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street London E8 1HE,
Great Britain,
London,
E8 1HE
Welcome to our annual deep-dive into the dark heart of animation. Here you will find films of ghosts, scary deceased dogs, insane monkeys, the horror of war and themes of revenge, suffering, and apprehension. Step in, take a seat, let’s turn out the light and get ready for our annual showcase of all
Starts: 20:30

Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street London E8 1HE,
Great Britain,
London,
E8 1HE
Persuasive, illustrative and able to get over abstract details in attractive and compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth. This past decade has seen a boom in non-fiction films that use animation to tell their stories and LIAF has been one of the vanguards
Wednesday, 1st Dec 2021
Starts: 18:30

Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street London E8 1HE,
Great Britain,
London,
E8 1HE
Two boys question their motives in an episodic coming-of-age story (Easter Eggs), a trapped family on a roadtrip in the desert where tension reaches boiling point (Trona Pinnacles) and the shared trauma filmmakers go through upon finishing their films (Conversations with a Whale) – we are all looking
Starts: 20:30

Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street London E8 1HE,
Great Britain,
London,
E8 1HE
Some films need extra time to develop their themes, to grow and draw us more comprehensively into their worlds. It takes time to think. Reflection tends to work best at a slower tempo. This competition programme is dedicated to showcasing the best of these longer films. Seven longer short films, seven
Thursday, 2nd Dec 2021
Starts: 18:00

VCCP
Greencoat House Francis Street,
Great Britain,
London,
SW1P 1DH
The next Shiny Awards are at the mighty ad agency VCCP on Thurs Dec 2nd We're open for entries now! Any work under 5 mins from new directors is welcome, whether you're freelance or newly signed. If you're building a career in commercial production, the Shiny Awards are perfect for promoting
Starts: 19:30

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
Selected from 60 graduate showreels, this is a look at the best student work 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. Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, cut-out,
Starts: 21:00

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
Selected from 60 graduate showreels, this is a look at the best student work 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. Stop-motion, drawn animation, collage, cut-out,
Friday, 3rd Dec 2021
Starts: 18:00

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
This special, one-off event will include the chance to see selected works from the diverse practices of the four finalists of the prestigious Arts Foundation Futures Awards (AFFA) 2022 for Animation: Savinder Bual, Sophie Koko-Gate, Mary Stark and Petra Széman. The artists will introduce in person,
Starts: 20:00

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
Born in 1980, Atsushi Wada started making his self-produced animated films in 2002 after studying at Tokyo University of the Arts. He has now made 15 short films which have screened at numerous festivals worldwide and been awarded several times over, including the ‘Silver Bear’ Award at the Berlin International
Starts: 21:30

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
Hiding behind the monolith that is Anime is a special world where independent Japanese animation lives. In the last 20 years independent animation has thrived in many parts of the world. Technological developments have democratised animation, opening the door for faster and more affordable production
Saturday, 4th Dec 2021
Starts: 14:00

Barbican Cinema 1
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS,
Great Britain,
London,
EC2Y 8DS
LIAF is extremely excited to present the very first screening worldwide of the brand new family favourite TV series Shaun the Sheep in a forthcoming half-hour Christmas Special, PLUS an onstage talk with the creators behind the project – Mark Burton (Executive Producer/Co-Writer), Steve Cox (Director)
Starts: 20:00

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
LIAF’s annual collection of the hottest music videos from all over the world. Animation is an integral element in many of the best music videos. Producing them also provides a commercially viable way for animators to earn a living and produce work they can be proud of. Here are several of the world’s
Starts: 21:30

Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD,
Great Britain,
London,
WC1N 1JD
It’s back. LIAF’s annual walk on the wild side featuring the most twisted films to emerge this year. We dug deep to find the best and this is what you find when you go down that far. The ever-popular Late Night Bizarre programme is a bunch of anti-classics guaranteed to be as far away from Disney as
Sunday, 5th Dec 2021
Starts: 13:00

Puppet Theatre Barge
Puppet Theatre Barge, Little Venice, W9 2PF,
Great Britain,
London,
W9 2PF
We are really excited to present one of the UK’s most extraordinary animation stop-motion directors, Joseph Wallace, live onstage at this unique venue to screen a selection of his short films and music videos and discuss his work in person. Joseph Wallace is a BAFTA Cymru nominated animation and puppetry
Starts: 17:30

Barbican Cinema 1
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS,
Great Britain,
London,
EC2Y 8DS
This is your last chance to see these films before the curtain comes down on another glorious LIAF. Selected by several panels of industry experts and audience votes, these are the absolute must-see films of LIAF 2021. Awards are given for the ‘Best Film of the Festival’, ‘Best British Film’, ‘Best