The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,400 entries to put together a series of programmes that showcase the best 128 new films. Six ‘general’ International Competition Programmes, our ever popular Abstract Showcase and Long Shorts programmes, plus the British Showcase and Animated Documentaries. 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.
This programme celebrates some of the funniest, weirdest and eye-poppingly nutty films that were entered this year.
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The Noise of The Grey (Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar, France/Belgium)
Horse, Cowboy and Indian invite some crazy friends over to help them liven up their dull grey house by adding some splashes of colour. Chaos ensues!
Panic (Joost Lieuwma & Daan Velsink, The Netherlands)
In the car Marja has a sudden rush of panic: did she turn off the gas? Did she leave the water running?
Pig (Steven Subotnick, USA)
A pig is everything. An experimental riff on a hundred things that PIG might mean.
Velodrool (Sander Joon, Estonia)
No Offense (Kris Borghs, Belgium)
Cartoonists are being put on trial with the death penalty being the ultimate fate.
The Bald Future (Paul Cabon, France)
Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions (Emma Calder & Ged Haney, UK/South Africa)
The Noise of Licking (Nadja Andrasev, Hungary)
In One Drag (Alireza Hashempour, Germany)
Late in the evening when all the cigarette butts in the city become alive.
By the Name of Boston (Grant Kolton, USA)
William Boston lives in the desert caring only for the finer things and his friend Chester the scorpion.
Wolf Games (Jelena Oroz, Croatia)
It’s late afternoon in the wolves’ house and the three little wolves are as boisterous as ever, and always hungry!
Life with Herman H Rott (Chintis Lundgren, Estonia)
Balcony (David Dell’ Edera, Hungary)
Panic Attack! (Eileen O’Meara, USA)
The internalised journey from wondering if the coffee machine was left on to sharing a cell with the Manson girls can be a short one indeed.
The Wrong End of the Stick (Terri Matthews, UK)