One of the LIAF’s most important and popular programmes. There aren’t many opportunities to see British animation on the big screen and each year LIAF probably shows more than any other event in the world. This is an opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing it and how the artform is travelling.
After the screening there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
‘Get Well Soon / Sorry To Hear Skateboarders Got Down Your Strides’ (Darren Walsh, 2010)
In an East London pub Bob is interviewed about personal injury.
‘Spin Span Spun’ (Anne Wilkins & Emily Howells, 2010)
A surreal journey through the cotton factories of the North West of England, led by a choir of singing spindles and a spinning mule.
‘Playing Ghost’ (Bianca Ansems, 2011)
Five-year-old Amy and her Mum are divided in grief for Dad, but whilst Mum sinks into numb solitude, struggling to keep to routine, Amy seeks a more magical escape that ultimately has its own perils.
‘Science Museum – Headroom’ (Leo Bridie, 2011)
A reaction to the amazing collection of James Watt’s antique engineering tools, machines, and ephemera stored away in the vaults of the ‘Science Museum’ in Kensington, London.
‘Howard’ (Julia Pott, 2010)
Do you remember when we met? You were brilliant, witty, gorgeous to look at…something’s changed.
‘Extracts from the Myself Diaries’ (Paul Leyton, 2011)
They came out of nowhere and they’re going straight back there. A cartoon existence in an age of plenty.
‘Hinterland’ (Linda McCarthy, 2010)
Small Birds Singing is besieged by plastic bottles. Where have they come from? Who is to blame? As Consommé and Delphinium play croquet, Spandisman investigates…
‘El Macho’ (Daniela Negrin Ochoa, 2011)
Carlos yearns for order and calm amidst the chaos of his loud family of women. The arrival of Alfonso, an energetic poodle puppy, shatters any dreams he had of peace and quiet.
‘Get Well Soon / Sorry To Hear You Got Attacked By Midgets’ (Andrew Kelleher, 2010)
In an East London pub Gould is interviewed about personal injury.
‘Abuelas’ (Afarin Eghbal, 2011)
In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years.
‘Damned’ (Richard Phelan, 2011)
An over-ambitious beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realise his ultimate dream.
‘An Odd Little Opus’ (Chris Newby, 2011)
A romp through the uses and abuses of the human tongue.
‘The History of Denim’ (Drew Roper, 2010)
Johnny Roper, a foundry factory worker from the Black County, West Midlands, tells us his story of how he claims he is the creator of Denim!
‘The Ongoing Life of Peter Peel: Can, Can, Can’t’ (Felix Massie, 2010)
Peter Peel is at work working something out with his brilliant mathematical brain.
‘Get Well Soon/Sorry To Hear You Snapped Your Banjo String’ (Matt Oxborrow, 2010)
Beast tells a grisly tale of personal injury to a sex-worker.