The backbone of the whole LIAF mission. We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,600 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 126 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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Six God Alphabet Peter (Peter Millard, UK)
Please wake up Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now Peter.
Cop Dog (Bill Plympton, USA)
This dog has a new occupation – patrolling airports to sniff out illegal substances. You know it won’t end well!
Manivald (Chintis Lundgren, Canada/Croatia/Estonia)
Wednesday with Goddard (Nicolas Menard, UK)
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.
Double King (Felix Colgrave, Australia)
In an anarchic land a mysterious king with seemingly no subjects goes on a violent crusade to claim as many crowns as possible.
Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon (Tomer Eshed, Germany)
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.
Catherine (Britt Raes, Belgium)
The life story of a sweet young girl who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.
Bullet Time (Frodo Kuipers, Netherlands)
Sore Eyes For Infinity (Elli Vuorinen, Finland)
An optician grows tired of seeing the world too clearly and her inevitable involvement in its defects.
Gokurosama (Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli & Romain Salvini, France)
Early morning in a Japanese shopping centre, a shopkeeper gets stuck. To help her, her young employee decides to cross the shopping centre with her.