We’ve dug deep down into the bowels of the LIAF archive and come up with 90 minutes of incredible animated films related to the theme of love on this most romantic of occasions, St.Valentine’s Day – especially for all you starry-eyed lovers out there, or for those of you who think love stinks.
Expect to be charmed, horrified and inspired in equal measures by this special collection of all things quixotic.
Films screening include the following, though we are also planning on slipping in a few surprise last-minute films!
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Master Blaster (Sawako Kabuki, Japan)
A girl would like to be together forever with her sweetheart. Emotions start swirling. Yearning, possessiveness, jealousy, and guilt.
Chaud Lapin (Various, France)
A corny but passionate love story featuring the forgotten art of model shipbuilding.
A Family Portrait (Joseph Pierce, 2009)
Winner – ‘Best British Film’ at LIAF 2010
Winner – ‘Best Film’ at Stuttgart Animation Festival 2010
A family portrait session goes horribly wrong as secrets and jealousy bubble to the surface under the photographer’s watchful gaze.
15th February (Tim Webb, UK)
Love gone wrong in 294 cuts. Winner of the 1995 ICA Dick Award as ‘the most provocative, innovative and subversive short film of the year’.
The Lady and the Fly (Jon Link & Mick Bunnage (Modern Toss), UK)
A lovestruck fly falls for the woman of his dreams, only to find himself bound in a web of his own deluded nightmare. Voiced by Mackenzie Crook and Paul Kaye.
Amelia and Duarte (Alice Guimaraes & Monica Santos, Portugal/Germany)
Two lovers struggle to cope after their relationship ends in this dazzling pixilated world.
Howard (Julia Pott, UK)
Do you remember when we met? You were brilliant, witty, gorgeous to look at…something’s changed.
Paradise (Jesse Rosensweet, Canada)
In a perfect suburb a perfect new day breaks. Husband and wife set the day in motion, exactly in the same way as yesterday.
12 Years (Daniel Nocke, Germany)
For twelve years she ignored sneers and mockery and stood up for her relationship. But that was probably a mistake.
Birth (Signe Baumane, Latvia/USA)
Amina is 17 and pregnant. Afraid to give birth she goes to older women for consolation and advise but their stories scare her even more.
Luminaris (Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina)
In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.
Bertie Crisp (Francesca Adams, UK)
Bertie – half bear, half panda, lives in the a caravan park with his sociopathic rabbit wife, Grace. Grace wants to have a baby, thinking it will make her life better. The only problem is she wants one immediately.
This is Love (Lei Lei, China)
A high-speed, high-impact, brightly coloured exposé on the intricacies of love.
Romance (Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland/Canada)
While on an airplane, a traveller’s spirit plunges into a dream world. Here, under the influence of the unknown, the logic of his desires prevails, and a romantic saga takes shape.
Get Well Soon/Sorry To Hear You Snapped Your Banjo String (Matt Oxborrow, UK)
Beast tells a grisly tale of personal injury to a sex-worker.