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
The Missing Scarf (Eoin Duffy, Ireland)
Thirst (Michèle Cournoyer, Canada)
And Then We Were Jumping (Jordan Bruner, US)
The story of a daughter who takes on her father’s depression as her own – based on a poem by Eve Ensler promoting justice for all victims of gender violence.
Darling (Izabela Plucinska, Poland)
Cyclope (Marine Duchet, France)
Impostor (Elie Chapuis, Switzerland/France)
No Fish Where To Go (Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau, Canada)
Resistant Soul (Simone Massi, Italy)
Anomalies (Atsushi Wada, UK/Japan)
We believe in the existence of ‘anomalies’, such as unknowable and uncontrollable monsters. But can such beliefs advance us?
Non Euclidean Geometry (Skirmanta Jakaite & Solveiga Masteikaite, Lithuania)
A consistent system of definitions, assumptions, and proofs that describe such objects as points, lines and planes. It is also beautiful to look at.
Hunger (Petra Zlonoga, Croatia)
Marilyn Myller (Mikey Please, UK)
An overlooked female sculptor becomes a sensation when she begins destroying her world. Migrating this paradoxical approach to her personal life delivers mixed results though.