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, they can be funny, dramatic, eye-popping, subdued, documentary or autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop.
At Barbican book tickets
Drunker Than A Skunk (Bill Plympton, USA)
Na Ni Nu Ne No No (Manabu Himeda, Japan)
Hey Nu! Hey You! We have to be “Na Ni Ne No” without you! Hey Nu.
History of Pets (Kris Genijn, The Netherlands)
Duku Spacemarines (La Mécanique du Plastique, France)
The story of a Chinaman hacking the American capitalist system, a Czech fight, chickens, doomsday.
Wackatdooo (Benjamin Arcand, Canada)
The Planets (Andy Martin, UK)
Twelve planets, twelve adventures – all you ever need to know about life, death and music.
Monsieur Pug (Janet Perlman, Canada)
A charming story of a paranoid pug dog, smart phones, and the postal system.
365 (The Brothers Mcleod – Greg Mcleod, UK)
Ordinary Day (Vuk Palibrk, Serbia)
Even the most ordinary day can throw up the most extraordinary of obstacles. Over and over.
Wee Willie Winkie (Yusuke Sakamoto, Japan)
Clearly the locals want to stop the man in the street slowly beating the giant crawfish but where does the guy married to a sexy poached egg fit in?
Mute (Job, Joris & Marieke, The Netherlands)
Mutilation isn’t usually a joyous, laughing matter – not usually. A happy tale of altered facial landscapes for all the family.
Storm Hits Jacket (Paul Cabon, France)
A storm is raging on the coast of Britanny. Two young scientists are caught in the turmoil. Espionage, hopes of love and mystical moments collide with excitement and chaos.
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 – Time (Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling, UK)