The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. Somehow we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,550 entries with enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 100 or so new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase.
The films come in from every corner, they use every technique, and this bunch are some of the darkest, scariest and spookiest films that came in this year. Watch out for ghosts, zombies, devils and a very deranged rabbit.
At Barbican book tickets
Portrait (Donato Sansone, Italy)
A Wolf In The Tree (Jiaxing Lin, China)
A woman and a wolf mingle their uncertain worlds of ambiguities in a search for their separate, but entwined, fates.
I Will Miss You (Dave Prosser, UK)
Melodrama and nonsense as a man deletes himself.
The Obvious Child (Stephen Irwin, UK)
The Jump (Charles Huettner, US)
A beautiful glimpse at a spirit world. Two teenagers dabble in visionary experimentation with suddenly tragic results.
The Labyrinth (Mathieu Labaye, Belgium)
Invasion (Hugo Ramirez & Olivier Patte, France)
Zombies! A stunning high-energy tale of an otherworldly invasion.
Jorka (Michiel Wesselius, The Netherlands)
Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety (Izibene Onederra, Spain)
Phantom Limb (Alex Grigg, UK/Australia)
Simulacra (Ivana Bosnjak & Thomas Johnson, Croatia)
Which image is real – the one staring at us from the mirror or the one standing in front of it? In hallways filled with illusions, a simulacrum behind the looking glass, he is trying to find out if he is looking at a stranger or a hidden part of himself.
Moonshine (Michal Poniedzielski, Poland)
Post Personal (Eamonn O’Neill, UK)
Stuck inside a screen. “Where are my eyes?”