As usual, LIAF pulls out all the stops to bring as much new British animation to the big screen as possible. 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
One of A Kind (Rok Predin, UK)
A warm, dreamlike tale of reverse evolution and a grand comment on the time/space continuum.
Bastard Bunny – Boozers Ain’t Wot They Used To Be (Dave Anderson & David Lopez Retamero, UK)
Bastard Bunny has been ‘away’ for a few years. Now he’s back and he ain’t happy. His local has been gentrified and turned into a gastro pub. Bastard don’t do gastro.
Along – Older Brother (Hakim Ismail, UK)
Feelings (Hannah Jacobs, UK)
Based on a poem written by Victoria Manifold, the story of Patrick, who is in love with a beautiful swan.
Small People with Hats (Sarina Nihei, UK)
Here they come! Look out for the small people with hats.
Spherical Harmonics (Alan Warburton, UK)
The strange power of the CGI image, a hermetically sealed fantasy, full of digitally created memories, counterfeit physics and controlled accidents.
Upstairs (Matthias Hoegg, UK)
How much do we know – or want to know – about the lives of our next door neighbours in urban flats. An inexplicable sound from the flat above leaves Jeff sleepless and anxious to find out the truth about what’s really going on upstairs.
Two Films about Loneliness (Will Bishop-Stephens & Christopher Eales, UK)
A split-screen divides the worlds of Jonathan Smallman, who is recording his dating-profile, and Philip Button, the Internet chef. But will the irritating sound from the real world stand in the way of their search for companionship and acceptance?
La Petite Maison (Isaac Holland, UK)
“She was a tart. She was an extravagant French tart and that was the summer she left him.”
Dog Judo – Judo Tubing (Andrew Kelleher, UK)
You don’t have to be on the judo pitch to do judo, and you don’t even need a partner. Roy uses the London Underground to showcase his outstanding balance, but shows too much ambition.
Pineapple Calamari (Katarzyna Nalewajka, UK)
Pineapple Calamari dreams of being a horse racing champion. He lives with two inseparable women who share a very special connection. But when tragedy befalls this happy family, their social dynamic takes a drastic turn.
Dömestik (Ignatz Johnson Higham, UK)
An airy, cheery lament to the pseudo domestic furniture showroom.
Leviathan Ages (Jon Yeo, UK)
The rise of long buried and forgotten stone idols brings on the destruction of everything that previously depended on the accepted laws of physics for their place under the sun.
Loop Ring Chop Drink (Nicolas Ménard, UK)
The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building.
My Dad (Marcus Armitage, UK)
A Dad’s influence on a young boy’s life prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.
Bob (Oliver Smith, UK)
38 fake film title sequences set to the tune of “Bob” by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.