Wow – we made it to our 10th anniversary!!
We’ve received more than 12,000 entries, screened more than 2,500 films, and had some of the most talented animators in the world come and hang out with us. This is the first of three special screenings reviewing the very best comedy, horror and sci-fi films that have screened at LIAF over the years – this screening features 10 of our very best comedy films.
At Barbican book tickets
Guard Dog (Bill Plympton, 2004)
Oscar-nominated comedy from the king of indie animation. Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels?
Brother (Adam Elliot, 1999)
The childhood memory of a little boy afflicted with asthma.
The Small Dragon (Bruno Collet, 2009)
Where’s Bruce Lee when you really, really need him?
Cowboys – Outrage (Phil Mulloy, 1992)
The whole of Joesville is disgusted by the behaviour of their young folk.
The Man in the Blue Gordini (Jean-Christophe Lie, 2009)
All a superhero needs is his turf, his mask and some decent wheels. Even pants aren’t essential at the end of the 1970’s.
12 Years (Daniel Nocke, 2010)
For twelve years she ignored sneers and mockery and stood up for her relationship. But that was probably a mistake.
Dreams and Desires: Family Ties (Joanna Quinn, 2006)
Disaster strikes when Beryl creates the ultimate wedding video.
Rejected (Don Hertzfeldt, 2001)
An animator’s commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator’s own progressive breakdown), eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself.
The External World (David O’Reilly, 2011)
A collection of dark but humorous vignettes created as a lo-fi animation, borrowing themes from pop culture, cinema and video games. Or is this just a film about a boy learning to play the piano?
Tram (Michaela Pavlatova, 2012)
A voluptuously sultry tram ride resplendent in all its wondrously esoteric wobbliness.