As usual, LIAF pulls out all the stops to bring as much new British animation to the big screen as we can. 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.
At Barbican book tickets
Anatole’s Island (Amer Nazhri & Chris Shepherd, 2013)
Anatole, a little marmot, lives on a magic Island. When he runs into St Ignatius, the monk, Anatole finds the poor man terribly upset about his lost snake. So Anatole sets off to try and find him, bumping into many eccentric inhabitants along the way.
Lay Bare (Paul Bush, 2012)
‘It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearance,’ wrote Oscar Wilde. Over 500 people of different ages and nationalities modelled for this sample book of the human body. The result is erotic, funny, beautiful and vulnerable.
Imperial Provisor Frombald (Elizabeth Hobbs, 2013)
The true story of Imperial Provisor Frombald, an administration official from Belgrade, who unwittingly became the author of the first documented testimony of the exhumation of suspected vampire, Peter Plogojowitz in 1725.
I am Tom Moody (Ainslie Henderson, 2012)
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician, wracked with self-doubt, as he struggles to sing.
Montenegro (Luiz Stockler, 2013)
All together now – “Zinedine Zidane, why did you head-butt that man?”
Aeolian (Tom Shrapnel & Cameron Lowe, 2012)
The life cycle of a creature as it explores the natural world around it. As it grows bigger, so too does its understanding of nature and life’s inevitable conclusion.
The Dewberry Empire (Christian Schlaeffer, 2013)
An eight year-old girl and six year-old boy amble through a strange and still summer afternoon in a world which seems to exist only for them.
Jammed (M-I-E/Yibi Hu , 2012)
The story of a bold, heroic, Viewmaster robot, venturing into an unknown world to save an unknown soul.
Sleeping with the Fishes (Yousif Al-Khalifa, 2013)
Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.
Don’t Fear Death (Louis Hudson, 2013)
Featuring the dulcet tones of Rik Mayall, this fast-paced comedy argues the joys of being dead, aided by a montage of corpses and a dance-crazed Grim Reaper.
On Loop (Christine Hooper, 2013)
Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning
The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (Ross Hogg, 2013)
Using only charcoal and three sheets of A1 paper, this film visualises one of Oliver Sacks’ seminal works, describing a unique neurological oddity.
Moon River (Sue Magoo, 2012)
Voyage to the end of your imagination at this chic, modern and secure facility where anything can happen!
Hum (Emily Howells & Anne Wilkins, 2012)
It’s another endless, sleepless night. Bedtime rhythms and routines mark the hundreds of hours that drift past in a twilight haze. You’re caught in a monotonous cycle, until suddenly something heavy and strange approaches. It weighs you down. You need to find a way out.
The Shirley Temple (Daniela Sherer, 2013)
The boundaries between childhood and adulthood become blurry for a kid at his mother’s cocktail party. Characters, symbols and abstractions interchange to examine the relationships between children and adults, escapism and sexuality.